Marvel Comics for April 2011 (Part 1)

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Marvel Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in April 2011.

FEAR ITSELF #1 (of 7)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Covers by STEVE McNIVEN & STUART IMMONEN
Fantastic Four Anniversary Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
DO YOU FEAR…TOMORROW?

In this time of global anxiety, of economic turmoil and mass hysteria, Sin, the new Red Skull, has made an awesome discovery…a shameful secret that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Universe! A revelation that will divide father and son, turn friend against friend, and herald the rise of Fear personified. HE IS RETURNING…and the world has nothing to fear but FEAR ITSELF. Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen bring fans the biggest Marvel the biggest Marvel event since CIVIL WAR!
56 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FEAR ITSELF: SIN’S PAST #1
Written by MARK GRUENWALD
& JIM McCANN
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER,
AL MILGROM & STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

The Origin of Sin, daughter of the Red Skull — and some of the quirkiest Cap stories ever told! Captain America, regressed to a 98-pound weakling, vs. a teenage death cult and the Sisters of Sin! Battle Star and the Falcon, together against the Serpent Society! Featuring a special guest-appearance by the voluptuous Sersi! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #355-356 and material from #357, fully remastered with modern coloring. Plus: an all-new framing sequence by Jim McCann
(HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD) and Stefano Landini.
64 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

FEAR ITSELF SPOTLIGHT
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by STUART IMMONEN

The only thing you have to fear is…FEAR ITSELF! Starting in April, Marvel lifts the lid on a plot that might undo the Heroic Age just as it’s getting started — with a universe-shattering attack from an unexpected quarter! In this issue of SPOTLIGHT, we dig deep with the creators behind FEAR ITSELF, including Matt Fraction (THOR, UNCANNY X-MEN) and Stuart Immonen (NEW AVENGERS) as they provide insight into the main event and the characters most affected by it! Plus: Take a look back at some of Marvel’s biggest blockbusters through the years — from old-school epics like the Avengers/Defenders War and SECRET WARS to contemporary crossovers like CIVIL WAR and SIEGE!
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$2.99

FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT #1 (of 7)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, PeTER milligan & More!
Penciled by MIKE MAYHEW, ELIA BONETTI & More!
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Terror has gripped the globe and now all the world is the front line for the next superhuman conflict! America blamed Speedball for the deaths of six hundred people in Stamford, Connecticut – the event that sparked the super hero Civil War. And while some have forgiven him, he hasn’t forgiven himself. But a new crisis has arisen…fear is spreading throughout the populace…and, while doing charity work in disguise, Robbie Baldwin’s true identity is exposed to the people of Stamford. With the world falling apart around him, can Speedball rally the population against the new danger…or will this survivor of an old war be the casualty of a new one? PLUS: Marvel’s super agent Jimmy Woo confronts his deepest fears in an all-new, all-action adventure! Join the fight as Marvel’s top talents take you on a series of globe-spanning adventures that will test the mettle of hero, citizen and villain alike!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #503
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
FEAR ITSELF tie-in!

Fear has spread across the land and has made its way to Broxton, Oklahoma. As the Broxton residents prepare for a major disaster, Iron Man and Stark Resilient head into action. On the eve of this cataclysmic event, the Armored Avenger will face many dangers, but the greatest danger of all will be facing Fear Itself in this tie-in to the biggest Marvel event ever!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #622
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
Fear Itself Tie-in!

Prepare for Fear Itself when the acclaimed Thor series becomes Journey Into Mystery! Loki is back and the mystery surrounding his death is about to be revealed! What can the Trickster God be up to this time? How will this affect Thor? Acclaimed creators Kieron Gillen and Doug Braithwaite bring Thor’s dark, little brother back into the fray. It’s time for the Odinson and the Trickster to reunite! Also – get caught all caught up on THOR since he made his return to the Marvel Universe in J. Michael Straczynski’s epic run.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SIGIL #2 (of 4)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

THE CROSSGEN RE-IMAGINING CONTINUES! Sam Rey finds herself on a pirate ship El Cazador in the 17th Century, face-to-face with the man who killed her mother. Now she just has to make sure that he doesn’t do the same to her. Don’t miss out on this hot story brought to you by MIKE CAREY (AGE OF X) and LEONARD KIRK (DARK X-MEN)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RUSE #2 (of 4)
Written by MARK WAID
Penciled by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Cover by JACKSON GUICE

Things are about to get personal for the 19th century’s most spectacular supernatural crime solving team.
Over the years, Detective Simon Archard had a long string of partners and assistants, none more talented and capable than Emma Bishop. She’ll need her unique skills to survive –because there’s a murderer in Partington who’s targeting all of Archard’s allies past… and present!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER -
THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA #5 (of 5)
Written by ROBIN FURTH and PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by LUKE ROSS

Finally! Freedom is in sight! Roland Deschain has made what he believes is his escape from the “healing” pavilion of the Little Sisters! Though he gains ground, the gunslinger learns to his horror that the hideous nuns have no intention of letting such a juicy morsel escape their clutches. And against such bearers of the Dark Bells, even his fabled six shooters are useless. It’s the climax to this compelling story arc you never expected to read!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99
© 2011 STEPHEN KING

THE STAND: NO MAN’S LAND #4 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by TOMM COKER

There is a traitor living among the faithful of Boulder. Harold Lauder, his true nature discovered by the people he once called friends: Stu Redman, Larry Underwood, and, of course, Frannie Goldsmith. They do not know the depths of Harold’s depravity, however, nor do they know he has a reluctant accomplice: Nadine Cross. With the pair in deep hiding, danger could be lurking in every corner, but the Free Zone Committee has no choice but to carry on business-as-usual. Frannie has a very, very bad feeling, though, and you will too, True Believer, after reading this issue’s devastating conclusion!
32 PGS./Cadrstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

ORSON SCOTT CARD’S
SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD
#4 (of 5)
Creative Director
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by AARON JOHNSTON
Penciled by POP MAHN
Cover by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Starways Congress has quarantined planet Lusitania, cutting off Ender, Jane, and the village of Milagre from the rest of the Hundred Worlds. Without control of their own power and resources, they’re helpless. But Ender has a plan, one that
will reveal the planet’s deepest secrets and possibly save both the humans and pequeninos in the process. Based on the bestselling and award-winning novel from science-fiction legend Orson Scott Card.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

FORMIC WARS:
BURNING EARTH #4 (of 7)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
& AARON JOHNSTON
Penciled by
GIANCARLO CARACUZZO
Cover by BILLY TAN

The casualties are piling up, but they’re nothing compared to what happens next: the Formic ship arrives at Earth, and it quickly becomes apparent that the Formics have their own plans for our world — plans, incidentally, that do not include the human race. Man’s desperate battle for survival begins…with a little help from a soldier named Mazer Rackham! From bestselling author and science-fiction master Orson Scott Card, the all-new prequel to Ender’s Game continues now.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF
THE DAMNED—THE INGENUE
#4 (of 5)
Written by Laurell K. Hamilton
& Jess Booth
Pencils by Ron Lim
Cover by Brett Booth
FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAURELL K. HAMILTON:

Allow us to introduce Mr. Olivier… watch out—his fangs
aren’t the only ones you have to be afraid of. Let’s just say he likes to run with a… slithery crowd. Don’t miss this next
venomous issue!
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99

OZMA OF OZ #5
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Dorothy, Tik-tok, and Billina join forces with Ozma, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman. They set out to challenge the
mysterious Nome King in his massive underground caverns filled with gold, jewels, and treacherous magic. But first, can they escape being smashed flat by the immense hammer swung by the Iron Giant?
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

EMMA #2 (of 5)
Written by Nancy Butler
Art by Janet Lee
Cover by JANET LEE

Emma Woodhouse has resolved to play town matchmaker and will stop at nothing until she succeeds! Will she be able to find Harriet the perfect mate, or has Emma underestimated the ways of the heart? Award-winning author Nancy Butler(Marvel’s Pride and Prejudice) and acclaimed artist Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men) tell the tale of Jane Austen’s most beloved heroine.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

HALO: FALL OF REACH -
COVENANT #1 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by FELIX RUIZ
MARVEL’S ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING NOVEL,
HALO: FALL OF REACH BEGINS A THRILLING NEW CHAPTER!

The UNSC may have established the Spartan-II to battle the increasing conflict with the insurrectionists, but the opponent that will truly test their strength is a threat that no one—not even the brilliant Doctor Halsey—could have predict. But will John-117—the man who would someday become Master Chief—have what it takes to stand up to this unknown threat? Don’t miss a panel of this landmark adaptation of Eric Nylund’s novel by Brian Reed and Felix Ruiz!
32 PGS./17 & Up …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 (of 4)
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

It’s super-soldier versus super-soldier as Cap and Nuke throw down. With Captain America being pushed to his limits, there’s no telling which soldier will come out standing. Superstar dream team of Jason Aaron and Ron Garney tell an explosive tale you won’t be able to put down!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #157
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils & Cover by Mark Bagley
Variant Cover by Ed McGuinness

It is the shot heard around the world. Witness the issue comic fans be talking about all year. leave your cynicism at the door… this is the real deal. TheDeath of Spider-Man. Bendis and Bagley reunite for this historic Spider-Man event a decade in the making.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS
VS. NEW ULTIMATES #3
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Variant Cover BY FRANK CHO

Death of Spider-Man Chapter Three
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

AVENGERS #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR.

The startling conclusion to the Infinity Gauntlet arc takes the Avengers into the heart of the cosmic universe and reveals an all-new cosmic entity.  Who will wield the Gauntlet and what price will they pay for choosing to do so?  Also, Iron Man has betrayed the team and will now have to pay the price!! Another blockbuster chapter of Marvel’s number one ongoing series by Bendis and Romita!!  PLUS: Another chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AVENGERS #12.1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
START READING with this Point One Issue!

Prepare for the upcoming high-stakes Avengers event with a battle between the Avengers and the Intelligencia, the return of SWORD, and the dissapearance of Spider-Woman!. Bendis and modern master Bryan Hitch Join forces for this very special, all-new Avengers story that is not only an explosive action-packed self-contained thriller but a prologue to an Avengers saga that will rock the entire Marvel Universe next year. Guest starring the New and Secret Avengers!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SECRET AVENGERS #12
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

Steve Rogers’ old friend and fellow soldier John Steele is working with the Shadow Council against the Secret Avengers and against the world. What dark secret led to Steele’s fall from grace? Can Steve Rogers learn the secret in time to save his friend and stop the Shadow Council? And if all else fails, can the Secret Avengers rise to the occasion and stop this covert menace?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET AVENGERS #12.1
Written by Nick Spencer
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by MIKE DEODATO

THE SECRET IS OUT! Word of Steve Rogers’ clandestine operations has leaked to the world, kicking off a global race by the Secret Avengers to save compromised superhuman assets before they can be taken off the board! Behind it all: a mystery man in familiar garb, who’ll force the Super-Soldier to confront some very hard realities about his new role as a general.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS ACADEMY #12
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by TOM RANEY
Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Korvac has defeated The Avengers…now the world’s only hope lies with the students of the Avengers Academy, who have been grown to adults! With time manipulated, the team gets a glimpse of what the future might hold for them. For some it’s a revelation…for others a life sentence! Can they overcome their personal demons and master unfamiliar abilities in time to defeat a foe powerful enough to conquer Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Find out in the book that Newsarama’s Best Shots calls “one of the best Avengers books – and, for that matter, one of the best Marvel books – on the stands.”
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #11
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
& HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

The past comes crashing into the present as the secret history of Nick Fury and the Avenger Initiative has come to haunt the New Avengers in the modern day. As one of the Avengers lays near death, how can the secret sins of Nick Fury save them?! Stunning artwork from superstar Mike Deodato and comics legend Howard Chaykin on every page! PLUS: another chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN’S
CRUSADE #5 (of 9)
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG

THE SCARLET WITCH WAR IS ON! Latveria becomes a battle-ground as Magneto battles Doctor Doom — and the Young Avengers take on the Avengers — to determine the ultimate fate of the Scarlet Witch. But the mysterious reappearance of the time-traveling Iron Lad unleashes Wanda’s reality-altering powers upon the timestream itself, changing the game, and the Marvel Universe, forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #617
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

Your monthly dose of Cap is now bigger than ever, as a new era begins! Now also starring STEVE ROGERS, SUPER-SOLDIER in a story that intertwines with, and complements, the main story, both written by Cap
mastermind Ed Brubaker.  Bucky’s life takes a turn no
one ever expected, but that’s all top secret.  Meanwhile, Steve Rogers faces a world without a Captain America.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
HAIL HYDRA #4 (of 5)
Written by JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by KYLE HOTZ
Cover by ADI GRANOV
HYDRA ZOMBIES!

With a new and more powerful Resurrection Formula,
Dr. Geist and Baron Strucker strike a blow at the very heart and soul of America. Cap—having been fired by the President and using the identify of ‘The Captain’, wages a secret war to stop Hydra before they can inflict the deepest of wounds on the American people. Jonathan Maberry welcomes Artist Kyle Hotz (Annihilation: Conquest) who brings his artistic magic to the mix as The Captain and an army of allies square off against a dreadful army of the dead!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE FIGHTING AVENGER #1
Written by BRIAN CLEVINGER
Pencils by GURIHIRU
Covers by GURIHIRU &
BARRY KITSON

Captain America’s Day One!
He’s got the strength. He’s got the training. But has he got what it takes? A ragtag Special Forces unit takes Captain America on his first mission of World War II. Their orders? Don’t get him killed! But when the low-profile assignment draws the attention of Baron Strucker, the future Red Skull and half the Nazi army, it’ll be a crash course in super heroics for Marvel’s first Avenger!
48 PGS. /One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER ANNUAL #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON
Cover by BLACK FROG

“Escape from the Negative Zone!”
Continued from the X-Men Annual! STEVE ROGERS! X-MEN! NAMOR! Steve Rogers goes on an interdimensional rescue mission after the X-Men find themselves imprisoned by Blastaar! But the Negative Zone alien isn’t the biggest problem that the #1 Avenger and the X-Men are going to face. The most visually spectacular Marvel story in years is not to be missed! This issue, IBRAIM ROBERSON (X-MEN: SECOND COMING) joins writer JAMES ASMUS for the latest chapter of this blockbuster. Part 2 (of 3)
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

THE MIGHTY THOR #1
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
Variant Cover by WALT SIMONSON
Blank Variant Cover also available
Thor Movie Variant also available

It’s a shining, golden, new age for the Thunder God and Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel are back to lead the charge! Thor and Sif dive deep into the heart of the fractured World Tree to reclaim an artifact from beyond time and space, an artifact that attracts the attention of the Silver Surfer. And when a herald such as he arrives on Earth, the arrival of his master is certain to follow. Prepare for the return of the World Eater…prepare for the return of Galactus! Fans can’t miss an all new behind the scenes look at the highly anticipated major motion picture with a sneak peek at some of the art!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THOR: ASGARD’S AVENGER
Written by VARIOUS
Select Character Artwork by
GUS VAZQUEZ
Cover by TOM RANEY

Verily! The ideal companion for the THOR motion picture! Begin quenching thy curiosity of all things Asgardian with this assemblage of all-new Thor-related profiles in the time-honored OHOTMU manner! Learn of foul rogues such as Malekith, Mangog and the fiery Surtur; lovely visions like Jane Foster, Kelda and Karnilla; mystical items including the Norn Stones and the Oversword; and, of course, heroes worthy of song: the new Thunderstrike, Vidar, Volstagg and an update on the noble Thor himself! Plus: the Nine Worlds of Asgard, an Appendix of its citizenry and more! Featuring new art by Gus Vazquez! Truly, a tome worthy of the gods! Miss it not!
64 PGS./Handbook/One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

THOR: WHOSOEVER WIELDS THIS HAMMER #1
Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER & CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
& MARCO TORRICELLI
Cover by TOM RANEY

Thor, smiting threats to humanity throughout the world! In his earliest adventures as the God of Thunder, Thor faces such foes as the alien Stone-Men of Saturn, the evil dictator the Executioner and communist spies behind the Iron Curtain! And closer to home, can Dr. Donald Blake ever win the love of nurse Jane Foster? Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83-84 and #88, fully remastered with modern coloring. Plus: an all-new framing sequence by Christos Gage (AVENGERS ACADEMY) and Marco Torricelli.
64 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #658
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils by JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by Stefano Caselli
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

CLASSIFIED!

40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #659
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils and Cover by
Stefano Caselli

CLASSIFIED!

40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

VENOM #2
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils & Cover by TONY MOORE

A mysterious super villain has weaponized Antarctic. Vibranium to sell to dictators, madmen and terrorists across the globe. To stop this WMD, the US military unleashes the enhanced black ops agent Venom! First stop on his hunt: The Savage Land! But who’s hunting who? Venom soon discovers that death stalks these jungles; Kraven the Hunter stalks these jungles! Rick Remender (UNCANNY X-FORCE, PUNISHER) and Tony Moore (PUNISHER, The Walking Dead) give you ringside seats to the grittiest, down-and-dirtiest brawl of the year! Venom vs. Kraven the Hunter!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SPIDER-GIRL #6
Written by Paul Tobin
Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by
Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

Spider-Girl is fresh off her battle with the grim huntress, Ana Kravinoff, and determined to do a little hunting of her own… setting her sights on the new Hobgoblin! But this Hobgoblin has a few surprises in his bag of tricks, and Anya Corazon may need the help of a friend to win the battle… or even survive. Guest starring Spider-Man!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPECTACULAR
SPIDER-MAN #1000
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER
Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Spider-Man and the Punisher take on the Russian mob! Vast amounts of drugs from overseas are flooding the streets, and the Punisher is ready to kill to stop the flow. But Spider-Man has a different approach…and when a Midtown High student gets caught up between the two crimefighters, it could mean life or death!
56 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #38
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by LEE GARBETT
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

“IDENTITY WARS,” A THREE-PART ANNUAL EVENT STARTS HERE!
In a perfect world, what could possibly go wrong?
An exciting new story by Eisner Award Winning writers JOHN LAYMAN (Chew) and LEE GARBETT (Batgirl).
Peter Parker thinks life couldn’t get any better—until an explosion at Horizon Labs plummets him (along with Deadpool and Hulk) into another dimension where The Amazing-Spider is the world’s most powerful and beloved hero and Peter Parker is a billionaire mogul playboy (with surprises in his supporting cast). Will Peter discover the price for perfection? And what dreams come true does this dimension hold for Deadpool and Hulk?  Find out as the story continues in their respective Annuals in May and June.
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

CARNAGE #4 (of 5)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Spider-Man vs. Carnage vs. Iron Man. This book is the sound of heavy metal thudding on your brain.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT
POWER COMES GREAT
RESPONSIBILITY #1 (of 7)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY
& DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

Ultimate firsts! While Spider-Man struggles to save the world from such threats as Venom, the Scorpion and the Kingpin, Peter Parker can’t get his love life together! For a guy with his nose in science books, he sure gets a lot of beautiful women! Just look at Mary Jane Watson, Kitty Pryde and Gwen Stacy! Which one will steal Peter’s heart? Collecting the first appearance of Venom, the kickoff of the Clone Saga and the inaugural issue of a new era: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #97 and ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1.
72 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

HULK #32
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils & Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN

The Red Hulk has nowhere to call home. He can’t sleep or he’ll run the risk of turning human…to be killed immediately by the formidable General Fortean. The Red Hulk needs time and answers; instead he gets another unstoppable hunter created by Zero/One just for him!
32 PGS./Rated T+…$2.99

SKAAR: KING OF THE
SAVAGE LAND #1 & #2 (of 5)
Written by Rob Williams
Pencils by Brian Ching (#1)
Cover by Michael Komarck
& ED McGUINNESS
Variant Cover by BILLY TAN

The Son of Hulk conquers a new world! Though Ka-Zar has long ruled the Savage Land, a battle for dominance is coming, and Skaar is not the only contender. It’s dinosaurs, giant robots and an ancient evil mastermind in Marvel’s finest jungle adventure tradition that will redraw the map of the Savage Land forever!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #626 & #627
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT
Cover by JOCK (#626)
& DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#627)
Issue #627 Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
MR. & MRS. HULK, Part 1 & 2

See the Hulk as you’ve never seen him before: as an international super-spy! With Amadeus Cho as his guide, Hulk dons a tuxedo and enters into a world of espionage, only to find his opponent is…Red She-Hulk? And what happens when Betty finds a new man? Hint: it doesn’t really go over that well…especially when that man is one of the Hulk’s oldest foes!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN #13
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by ROB DI SALVO
Cover by BARRY KITSON
The Raptor of the Baskervilles:

If there’s anyone that deserves a vacation, it’s Peter Parker, but even a trip to England’s back country goes awry thanks to a group of Fortean researchers and reports of a raptor on the moors. But is there REALLY a dinosuar on the loose, and if so, what is its deadly secret that threatens the life of Spider-Man, and Aunt May? Guest-starring Ka-zar!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN
AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX
TO THE MARVEL
UNIVERSE #12
Written by VARIOUS

Return with us to the Silver and Golden Ages as the chronicle of the Marvel Universe continues its coverage of the Avengers (from AVENGERS #385), Thor (from 2002’s THOR #43), and Captain America (from both CAPTAIN AMERICA #426 and 1944’s CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #37). Watch the Marvel universe’s history unfold month by month as we provide synopses for dozens of individual comics, including back-up strips — introducing the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within with vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!
64 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SUPER HEROES #13
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by REILLY BROWN

Spotlighting Marvel’s newest movie star, Thor! When the Thunder God and Valkyrie plunge into the Asgardian afterworld, why do they bring along Nova?! What is the dreadful mission, and will even the combined might of Thor and Valkyrie and Nova be enough to complete it?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL SUPER
STARS MAGAZINE #2
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

Join a rotating cast of your favorite Marvel super heroes under one roof in this giant new ongoing magazine featuring all-ages adventures, with a character spotlight every month! Iron Man makes bold moves and takes on his own creations in IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS! Lockjaw and a crew of Marvel’s most heroic pets confront the ultimate threat to our universe in LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS! Plus: high-octane MARVEL ADVENTURES action starring the Mighty Thor!
96 PGS./Rated A …$7.99

MARVEL BACKLIST
READING CHRONOLOGY #1

Marvel’s got serious game when it comes to collected editions, but it always helps when someone’s keeping score. And that’s what the MARVEL BACKLIST READING CHRONOLOGY aims to do! This 96-page catalogue highlights your favorite characters and series: the Avengers, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men, Deadpool, Wolverine, Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and more! Get a bird’s-eye view on Marvel’s in-print collected editions, listed in optimal reading order. Whether you’re a fan catching up on your reading or a retailer who wants to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered, the MARVEL BACKLIST READING CHRONOLOGY ensures you won’t miss a page of the action, drama and incredible art of Marvel Comics!
96 PGS./$1.99

Super Hero Squad
Online Game: Hero Up!
Written by TODD DEZAGO
Pencils by TBD

You’ve seen the hit TV series…you’ve read the comics…but now the world of Super Hero Squad comes to life in the Super Hero Squad Online video game! So what better way to celebrate than an all-new comic book special featuring everyone’s favorite Squaddies…and all for the low low price of fifty cents?!? That’s right—it’s a comic book based on a video game based on a TV show based on comic books! The circle is complete! Hero up and join the fun!
32 PGS./Rated All Ages …$0.50

ANNIHILATORS #2 (OF 4)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT & TIMOTHY GREEN II
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Variant Cover by GUY DAVIS

They’re back: The Spaceknights and the Dire Wraiths! As the Wraith’s deadly Black Sun ascends and their foul magicks return, the home world of the SpaceKnights looks as if it will be the first planet to fall to their might! Only the awesome Annihilators, the newest and most powerful Marvel team of all, stand between the Wraiths and total galactic conquest! Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon races to Planet X to rescue his old buddy Groot. But what is the secret from Rocket’s past that is coming back to haunt him? All this, plus a variant cover by B.P.R.D.’s Guy Davis!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

DAREDEVIL: REBORN #4 (of 4)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Cover by JOCK

Is this the final end for Daredevil…?
For years he was known as the Man Without Fear. But now, trapped in his own very personal hell, Matt Murdock must confront the darkness within himself – and what he finds there terrifies him to the core.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BLACK PANTHER:
THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #517
Written by DAVID LISS
Pencils by
FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
It’s a grudge match a long time coming – Luke Cage vs. T’Challa! Events are spiraling out of control for the former King of Wakanda: A serial killer is on the loose, a bloody gang war rages, and Vlad the Impaler faces a shocking family secret which only fuels his desire for revenge against the Panther! Time to check out the book that has Ain’t It Cool News raving “Liss and Francavilla are a team to be reckoned with…This is good comics.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FF #2
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEVE EPTING
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Character Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

CLASSIFIED!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
NOT FINAL COVER

IRON MAN 2.0 #4
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

PALMER ADDLEY IS DEAD. That mystery has dogged James Rhodes since undertaking his new mission for the Pentagon…but who is Palmer Addley? And what makes him the deadliest super-villain War Machine has ever faced? By breakout star Nick Spencer (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Morning Glories) and Ariel Olivetti (NAMOR & INCREDIBLE HERCULES)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

POWER MAN AND
IRON FIST #4 (of 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
“MEN OF MYSTERY,” Part 4

Power Man and Iron Fist are ever closer to CRIME-
BUSTER’s murderer, but first that means revealing the secret of the beautiful, mysterious NOIR — and Power Man
is about to have his heart broken! Here you’ll learn the shocking truth behind her origin and her vendetta against the neo-Nazi conspiracy known as the DIVINE RIGHT! And why is Iron Fist’s old ally EL AGUILA seemingly allied with them? You won’t believe your eyes!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #5
Written by DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING
Penciled by ROBERT ATKINS
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by
GREG HORN

Guest-starring The Falcon, Iron Fist and The Punisher! When the twisted agenda behind the new Heroes for Hire operation emerges, the mercenary known as Paladin gathers all the heroes he can count on to put things right. Be there for the conclusion of the opening story arc of the book that ComicBookResources.com calls “the type of read that comic books were invented for.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT #3 (of 4)
Written by JIM McCANN
Penciled by PACO DIAZ
Cover by MIKE PERKINS

The defining chapter of the Avenging Archer continues in the story that will shape Hawkeye’s life forever!  Battered, beaten, back against the wall, Hawkeye faces the foe who has plagued
his life for years and a new threat that has rocked him to his
core. At his darkest hour, there’s only one thing left to do -
kick some @$$!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES
SUPREME #3 (of 5)
Written by Frank MarrafFino
Pencils by Fernando Blanco
Cover by Michael Komarck

Marvel’s original lucky Jack has pulled himself together, just in time to face the highest stakes he’s ever encountered! The zeta-animated corpses of the cloned Squadron Supreme have eaten their fill at the Project Pegasus buffet and they want out. But if they break loose, civilization will collapse like a house of cards! It’s up to Jack of Hearts to roll the hard six…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ONSLAUGHT
UNLEASHED #3 (of 4)
Written by SEAN McKEEVER
Penciled by FILIPE ANDRADE
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Lines are drawn and secrets are revealed as the darkly intense Secret Avengers/Young Allies event continues! With Onslaught and Nomad inextricably intertwined and the stakes growing ever greater, Steve Rogers finds himself forced to make an impossible decision!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARRIORS #26
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD

Two men in a room. The history of HYDRA, the history of S.H.I.E.LD.
And all your questions answered in Wheels within Wheels part 3: END GAME.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

S.H.I.E.L.D. INFINITY
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Variant Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER

Decode the miraculous designs of Leonardo Da Vinci. Devour the truths and reel with the lies of Isaac Newton. Puzzle at the perilous predictions of Nostradamus. Discover the Forever Machines of Nikola Tesla. Stemming from the pages of the most critically-acclaimed series of 2010, Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, ULTIMATE THOR) and company bring you the apocrypha of the Marvel Universe. The foundations will shake, crumble and fall.
48 PGS./All-New One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

SILVER SURFER #3 (of 5)
Written by Greg Pak
Pencils by Harvey Tolibao
Cover by Carlo Pagulayan
EVOLUTION REVELATION!

The Silver Surfer has always served the greater good, but with Galactus’ world-eating power at his fingertips, the High Evolutionary has his own ideas about the cosmic balance. A humbled Surfer will have to choose sides, and if he chooses poorly, the Earth is lost! The High Evolutionary’s grand design is revealed in the continuation of the greatest cosmic tale ever told right here at home! Plus: Star-crossed romance! Which Marvel heroine claims the Surfer’s heart — and with what shocking results?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #156
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by
JEAN-SEBASTIEN ROSSBACH

Lines are drawn and secrets are revealed as the darkly
PROVING GROUND sets off. The Raft is full of action
as candidates vie for selection on the second squad of
Thunderbolts, BETA TEAM! The main team isn’t too happy about Warden Walker’s initiative to expand their ranks, but even they are curious: out of the Marvel Universe vast pool of powerhouse criminals,  who will make the cut? Many are called, but in this issue few are chosen!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Thunderbolts:
From The Marvel Vault
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by DEREC DONOVAN
Cover by LEE WEEKS

ANOTHER TREASURE FROM THE VAULTS! Travel back to the early days of The Thunderbolts, as Moonstone has returned home to atone for her former sins, while Jack “NOMAD” Monroe looks for revenge!  As any T-Bolt knows, it’s tough to forgive and forget! Get caught up on this lost T-Bolts tale from Fabian Nicieza and Derec Donovan!
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$2.99

HOUSE OF M
MGC #1

$1.00

THOR MGC #7
$1.00

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC
FOUR MGC #1

$1.00

ULTIMATE
X-MENMGC #1

$1.00

DEADPOOL #35
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“SPACE ODDITY,” CONCLUSION

Okay, so Round One of Deadpool’s epic battle with the bizarre intergalactic entity known as Id the Selfish Moon didn’t exactly go as planned but then again, with Deadpool involved does anything ever go as planned? With his reputation on the line, it’s now time for Deadpool to put up or shut up. Guess which one he’s not gonna do?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #36
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by SHELDON VELLA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

He’s baa-aaack! No, not Deadpool (though he is back, from outer
space)–Macho Gomez! And this time, he’s brought friends. His
friends? Nope…Deadpool’s friends. And every single one of them
has an axe to grind with our boy Wade for how he’s treated them
in the past. No, really–they have axes!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL FAMILY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS, CULLEN BUNN & MARY HK CHOI
Penciled by DARNELL JOHNSON, DOMINIKE STANTON
& IRENE STRYCHALSKI
Cover by JASON PEARSON

Super-important, double-sized one-shot. They’re back – and they’re up to no good – in three stories that will forever change the way you look at yourself and the world around you and break every funny bone in your body. CHILL as Lady Deadpool and Headpool undergoe invasive analysis to ferret out the root cause of their majorly abusive frenemieship in “Head Shrunk and Disorderly”…THRILL as Kidpool and Dogpool embark on a 100-ton mechanized joy ride in “Show and Raise Hell”…and uhm…GET ILL as Dogpool rampages from makes a brand-new archenemy in “Uncertainty Princi-Pals”! Enter: Voidmutt!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #37
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by JASON PEARSON
“MONSTROUS,” PART 2 OF 4

When the monstrous Fing Fang Foom attacks Tokyo, the X-Men head into action! While the Children of the Atom do battle with the reptilian menace that is Foom, Armor contends with matters of a more personal nature. Can the X-Men save Tokyo without losing Armor? Plus, a treacherous plot involving Roxxon Oil is brewing on Monster Island!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN #10
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

“TO SERVE AND PROTECT,” CONCLUSION
The X-Men and Spider-Man have made their way through the New York City sewers only to be overwhelmed by a legion of bloodthirsty reptilian monsters. Now they’ve been captured and turned into mindless creatures themselves with only Spider-Man and Emma Frost left unscathed. Can this unlikely pair work together long enough to restore the X-Men and defeat their mysterious opponent? Or will they too join the ranks of the Lizard X-Men?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #534.1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Special Point One issue.

Magneto is an X-Man. This may not be news to you, but only a handful in the Marvel Universe know that the poster boy for Fearing Mutants is now living just off the coast of one of the United State’s largest cities. How on Earth are the X-Men going to explain the presence of one of the world’s most infamous super villains? This Point One issue provides the answer, and is a perfect jumping on point to the flagship X-Men book. And to make it even MORE special, superstar-artist CARLOS PACHECO (ULTIMATE AVENGERS, ULTIMATE THOR) gets in on the fun!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #535 & #536
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Issue #535 Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
“BREAKING POINT”

When the X-Men left the militaristic alien Breakworld, its political structure was reduced to ashes. It didn’t stay that way forever.
Now a warship is crossing the gulf of space, with a mission that will strike the lives of star-crossed lovers Colossus and Kitty Pryde
with all the force of a meteor. Join them as they discover what the vessel them means for them, mutantkind and the rest of the Earth. All courtesy of KIERON GILLEN and TERRY DODSON!  Part 1 (of 4).
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)

WOLVERINE #8
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by DANIEL ACUÑA
Cover by JAE LEE
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

In the final showdown with the X-Men, Wolverine will fight a battle on
two fronts. Inside his own head, Logan makes his last desperate stand
against the demon hordes looking to burn his psyche to the ground. While
outside, it’s demon-Wolverine in a fierce battle with Cyclops! Can Logan
survive both engagements? And if he does, will he ever be the same?
Find out here !
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE:
THE BEST THERE IS #5
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA

“CONTAGION, CHAPTER FIVE: LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT”
Contagion and his bloodthirsty posse have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at Wolverine, yet still her stands. Now it’s time for him to teach the “Unkillables” a thing or two about pain. And when he’s through with them, he’s got something special planned for their leader.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: THE BEST
THERE IS — CONTAGION #1
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Collecting WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS #1-3
72 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$4.99

DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #8
Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by MARCO CHECHETTO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
PART 2 OF COLLISION, THE DAKEN/X-23 CROSSOVER!

Picking up where X-23 #8 left off, Daken and X-23 now join forces to hunt down Malcolm Colcord, the man responsible for countless reincarnations of the Weapon X Project…including one right here in Madripoor! But what is Daken’s motivation? Does he want to stop Colcord from finally re-creating Wolverine, Daken’s father, or does he simply want a piece of the action? Madripoor is, after all, his city now…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-23 #9
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
PART 3 OF COLLISION, THE DAKEN/X-23 CROSSOVER!

X-23 may be working with Daken to bring down Malcom Colcord — but that doesn’t mean she trusts him.  Daken is up to no good, but investigating him may require X-23 to embrace a dark side that no one wants to see.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE AND JUBILEE #4
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by PHIL NOTO
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA

When Jubilee finds herself in a lethal, gravitationally challenged badlands that make the Vatican vaults look like an exercise in simple living, she’s going to have to truly embrace her new abilities and her old allies to get out of there alive.  Wolverine and Rockslide have got two tickets to this anti-paradise but before they can reunite with the kidnapped Jubilee, they’re going to have to get those tickets punched.  Hard.  They’re all about to come face to face with the master of the game but they won’t be playing by his rules… even if they knew what they were!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE/HERCULES: MYTHS,
MONSTERS & MUTANTS #2 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by
JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ
Cover by JOE JUSKO

Lions, Minotaurs, Medusas, oh my! Looks like Wolverine and Hercules have made someone angry this time. Matsuo—back from the dead—and his new partner in revenge, King Eurystheus, are raising mythical beasts from the dead hoping to take down the two heroes. It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight as Wolverine and Hercules struggle to stay alive! Don’t miss the action from FRANK TIERI and JUAN SANTACRUZ, with covers by the legendary JOE JUSKO!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN
& WOLVERINE: ANOTHER
FINE MESS #1
Collecting ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1-3

80 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$4.99

AGE OF X: UNIVERSE #2 (of 2)
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

The Avengers have been ordered to hunt down Magneto and his army of fugitive mutants. But when the team is given a license to kill, not every member is up to the task. Who will kill and who will be killed? You may just be surprised. Also featuring an untold tale from the Age of X!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
NOT FINAL COVER

X-MEN LEGACY #247
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
“AGE OF X” CHAPTER 5!

In the Age Of X, there are no X-Men. There are no heroes to stand in the way of the anti-mutant aggression that has run rampant for years. And when the world’s most dangerous mutant is set loose in this Age, everything will come crashing down.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #24
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
“AGE OF X” CONCLUSION!

This is it. As the psychic barricades protecting Fortress X crumble and the human militias flock to exterminate all the mutants within, mutantkind makes its last stand…against the anti-mutant forces who would see them wiped out, but also against the one responsible for their plight in the first place. And when the dust settles? No one will be left unscathed.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-FORCE #7
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by
MIKE DEL MUNDO
Deathlok Nation: part 3

The hordes of the Deathlok Nation continue to flood into our world, intent on killing Fantomex and protecting the super
soldier production facility known as The World…but why? With The World now infected by the Deathlok virus, and X-Force locked in heated battle with the most powerful warriors in the Marvel Universe, humanity’s hopes rest in the hands of one man, but who is Weapon Infinity?!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
Issue #7 Cover Shown

UNCANNY X-FORCE #8
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JEROME OPEÑA
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Before the Fall: part 1

A nuclear facility has been infiltrated and taken over by the Shadow King! With nuclear missiles now aimed at both Utopia and New York, the lives of Earth’s heroes hang in the
balance. X-Force heads into action, but to save the world,
they must make a terrible choice. In order to prevent a
nuclear holocaust, Wolverine and his team must kill every last person working in the facility. X-Force can save the day, but at what cost?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

GENERATION HOPE #6
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
“THE WARD,” Part 1 of 3

THIS STORY WILL BE TALKED ABOUT FOR YEARS! A new light pings into existence on Cerebra. A new mutant life is out there. A new mutant life needing Generation Hope’s help, before his nascent power consumes him. Can the newest team of mutants in the world save this newest mutant? If you miss this, you only have yourself to blame.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR #218
Written by Peter David
Pencils by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Covers by David Yardin

If you have tears, prepare to share them now.  For, as X-Factor and the Black Cat battles the S.C.A.R. in a desperate attempt to save J. Jonah Jameson–yes, THAT J. Jonah Jameson–one of our heroes lies dying, and survival isn’t looking too likely.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #9
Written by STUART MOORE
Penciled by ANTONIO FUSO
Cover by PHIL NOTO

Beginning “The Fire Down Below,” the epic that will change Namor’s life forever! When Commander Krang challenges Namor for the crown of New Atlantis, Namor must take desperate measures to preserve his kingdom — and to save his new lover. But his actions just might bring Utopia, the X-Men’s island sanctuary, crashing down on New Atlantis — dooming BOTH cities!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHERMAX #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Steve Dillon
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
FRANK, PART ONE

Last issue’s final confrontation with Bullseye left Frank Castle wounded and reeling in more ways than one.  Now confined to a prison hospital bed, Frank must begin the long painful process of healing, not just for his broken body, but his horribly-scarred soul as well.  To do that, he’ll have to face the darkest secret of his past, one he’d hoped would stay buried forever.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

DEADPOOL MAX #7
Written by Dave Lapham
Pencils & Cover by Kyle Baker
“HONEYMOON IN WAIKIKI”

They say women change after marriage. They say they stop caring about their looks and stop cooking meals and stop cleaning your socks. They say they change their hair color and their name and start lying about their whereabouts and sleeping with rich men and killing them and making deals to sell state secrets with terrorists and stop wearing perfume. They say all that, but Deadpool never thought it would happen to him. He never thought his new life as a non-killing dad would start out so blissfully and end up like this — with his wife having all the fun and him at home taking care of a screaming baby, wondering when its batteries will run out. Can Deadpool pull his life back together, save his marriage, and stop the spread of the deadly Liquid X? Probably not, but one out of three ain’t bad.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

CASANOVA: GULA #4  (of 4)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by FÁbio Moon

The second album of CASANOVA comes to an end. If Casanova comes back, surely this would be the issue, right? He’s gonna come back, isn’t he? It’s all gonna work out okay, isn’t it? At the end of the issue, everything will be beautiful again and nothing will hurt, right? Right? Hello? God? By MATT FRACTION (FEAR ITSELF, THOR, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) and FÁBIO MOON (Daytripper, BPRD: 1947), with an all-new bonus story by Fraction and Gabriel Bá that sets up this summer’s lonnnnnng awaited CASANOVA v3.
40 PGS./Mature …$3.99

DREAM LOGIC #4
Written by DAVID MACK
Art & Cover by DAVID MACK

This 48-page art book features a new story and art by David Mack, a sketchbook, step-by-step art techniques with commentary, and loads of never-before-seen art and extras — including figure drawings, a new tarot card set, new paintings, original scripts and more! Plus: art cut from the DVD documentary film on Mack’s work, The Alchemy of Art: David Mack, from Herovideoproductions.com.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99
OFFERED AGAIN: KABUKI VOL. 1 HC, KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY TPB, KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY HC, REFLECTIONS HC
and LIMITED EDITION WITH SKETCH, and DREAM LOGIC #2-3.

KICK-ASS 2 #4
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Red Mist takes on a new identity too vulgar for print and issues a command to all his super-bastards on Twitter to wreak havoc on New York. Meanwhile, the cops are cracking down on all costumed activity and tracing the secret identities of all the heroes. Could Dave get a knock on his door, and has enough spit hit the fan for Hit-Girl to pick up her sword again?
32 PGS./Mature …$2.99

POWERS #9
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

FROM THE WRITER OF SCARLET, AVENGERS AND ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN! Deena’s back, Retro Girl has been infected with a deadly alien virus, and Walker and Sunrise continue their investigation into the murder of God. Yes, Him. What the %^&* is going on? Buy the book and find out!
40 PGS./Mature …$3.95
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