The Complete Joe Kelly ‘Deadpool’ and ’80s Flashbacks in Marvel Collected Editions For August 2013
Having taken a look at August’s periodical releases from Marvel and Icon, it’s time to check out what for many readers is the main event of any comic book shipping schedule: the collected editions, which compile and usually complete comics stories initially serialized monthly in 20-page pamphlet-style comics you totally can’t put on a shelf. Each release will go on sale in bookstores as well as finer comics shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you’ll get copies before they sell out.
DEADPOOL BY JOE KELLY OMNIBUS HC (All New Cover!)
Written by JOE KELLY, JAMES FELDER & STAN LEE
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS, AARON LOPRESTI, BERNARD CHANG, SHANNON DENTON, PETE WOODS, WALTER MCDANIEL, STEVE HARRIS, ANTHONY WILLIAMS, DAVID BREWER, JOHN ROMITA SR.,
ERIC CANETE, ROB LIEFELD & MORE
Covers by ED MCGUINNESS
Wade Wilson is a self-loathing killer for hire — but he dreams of being a hero. So when an interdimensional organization reveals his destiny to save the world, is it the chance for redemption Deadpool has longed for — or is it too good to be true? Either way, with reluctant allies like Siryn, Monty, Weasel and the elderly prisoner Blind Al, and formidable foes like Taskmaster, Typhoid Mary and T-Ray — who carries a soul-shattering secret that could destroy Deadpool — the odds are stacked against the Merc with a Mouth! Joe Kelly’s hilarious, brutal, twisted and definitive take on Deadpool is presented in one oversized hardcover! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #1-33, #-1 and #0, DAREDEVIL/DEADPOOL ANNUAL ’97, DEADPOOL/DEATH ANNUAL ’98, BABY’S FIRST DEADPOOL BOOK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #47 and #611, and material from DEADPOOL (2008) #900.
1160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$125
Trim size: oversized
DEADPOOL BY JOE KELLY OMNIBUS HC VARIANT (DM ONLY)
1160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$125
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SUB-MARINER VOL. 5 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS with ALLYN BRODSKY
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA with ROSS ANDRU & FRANK SPRINGER
Cover by SAL BUSCEMA
Brace yourself for one of the most epic eras in the history of Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner! Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema have prepared for you a string of classics that have defined the Atlantean’s life forevermore — and lucky you, the Marvel Masterworks are bringing them to you in one sweet package! Featuring team-ups with Hercules and Captain Marvel, gladiator battles against Triton and Stingray, the return of Attuma and Prince Byrrah, the founding of the Titans Three — who would soon become none other than the Defenders — and oh, did we forget the Red Raven? But the heart of the drama is Namor and Lady Dorma’s wedding, and the scheming Lemurian Llyra’s plans to destroy it all! Collecting SUB-MARINER (1968) #25-38 and KA-ZAR (1970) #1.
288 PGS./Rated T …$69.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SUB-MARINER VOL. 5 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 202 (DM ONLY)
288 PGS./Rated T …$69.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SGT. FURY VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY & DICK AYERS
Cover by JACK KIRBY & MICHAEL KELLEHER
Wa-hooo! It’s time for Marvel’s first-ever war Masterworks with the tales of Sgt. Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos! Prepare yourself for drama, intrigue, humor and action galore! Sgt. Fury, Dum Dum Dugan and the rest of the Howlers battle more Nazis than you can shake a bayonet at, team up with Captain America and Bucky, battle the nefarious Barons Strucker and Zemo, and set out to capture Adolf Hitler himself! Brought to you by Sgt. Stan Lee, with art by Infantryman Jack Kirby and Cpl. Dick Ayers, Fury’s World War II exploits are so explosive you’d better wear a helmet while you read this one. So get off your duff and reserve your copy today, goldbrick! That’s an order! Collecting SGT. FURY (1963) #1-13.
320 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SGT. FURY VOL. 1 TPB —
VARIANT EDITION VOL. 58 (DM ONLY)
320 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD — THE ART OF THE MOVIE SLIPCASE HC
Written by STUART MOORE & MARIE JAVINS
Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE ART OF THOR: THE DARK WORLD provides an insider’s look into the making of the highly anticipated film directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth!
240 PGS./All Ages …$49.99
Trim size: landscape
MARVEL UNIVERSE THOR DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN, JOE CARAMAGNA & STAN LEE
Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET, SCOTT KOBLISH, KEVIN SHARPE & JACK KIRBY
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
All-ages adventures spotlighting Marvel’s mightiest movie star!
• The Executioner, Asgard’s most merciless warrior, is one of Thor’s deadliest foes — but perhaps their strangest battle took place…on a pirate ship!?
• When Thor is called home, Nova the Human Rocket hitches a ride — only to find Asgard in danger with an imposter on the throne!
• When Thor and Valkyrie plunge into the Asgardian underworld on a dreadful mission, why do they bring Nova along?
• Odin decides switches his sons’ weapons to see whether Loki is worthy of Thor’s hammer!
• All this, and Thor’s classic Silver Age debut!
Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES (2010) #6, #8 and #13; and material from MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES (2010) #19 and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #83.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE THOR COMIC READER #2
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON &
Penciled by JON BURAN & CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
• Thor is caught between fire and ice when he battles a Frost Giant and a Fire Demon! But who is the true enemy manipulating both his fearsome foes?
• Mischievous Loki’s machinations unite Thor and a WWII-era Captain America in a time-twisting tale of Camelot craziness neither Avenger will ever forget!
• Collecting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011: CAPTAIN AMERICA & THOR, and material from MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES (2008) #11.
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99
THOR VS. THANOS TPB
Written by DAN JURGENS
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., MICHAEL RYAN, JERRY ORDWAY & JOSE LADRONN
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
It’s the God of Thunder vs. the Mad Titan, and the stakes are higher than ever as writer Dan Jurgens introduces perilous new threats to both Asgard and Earth! Thanos has gathered artifacts that threaten Earth’s very existence, and he’s got the all-powerful Mangog at his side! For all his godly strength, can even Thor prevail against the might of two such powerful cosmic figures? Plus: Thor, Odin and the Scarlet Witch battle Enrakt the Enchanter in another dimension, while Loki gets up to more of his usual mischief! It’s hammer-tossing, thunderous action just the way you like it! Collecting THOR (1998) #18-25 and ANNUAL 2000.
256 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
THOR: THE WARRIORS THREE — THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
Written by STAN LEE, GARY FRIEDRICH, LEN WEIN, ALAN ZELENETZ, TOM DEFALCO, WALTER SIMONSON, BILL WILLINGHAM & MORE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, MARIE SEVERIN, JOHN BUSCEMA, CHARLES VESS, HERB TRIMPE, JOE BARNEY, DEODATO STUDIOS, NEIL EDWARDS & MORE
Cover by JOE BARNEY
The Lord of the Sword, the Master of the Mace and the God of Girth! A romance-seeking rogue, a somber soldier and a fumbling family man: They’re one odd trio, but they’re the God of Thunder’s closest comrades — and even without him, they remain Asgard’s finest! Watch the Warriors Three face down Loki, Ulik, the Enchantress, the Destroyer and more! And when the fearsome Fenris Wolf returns, the Warriors Three undertake a quest to discover the secret of his defeat! Collecting THOR ANNUAL #2, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #102, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #30, MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #34-35, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #-1, WARRIORS THREE #1-4 — and material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #101; MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #13 and #36-37; THOR (1966) #400, #410 and #415-416; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #66; THOR ANNUAL #17; and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #15.
384 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
THOR: SUNLIGHT & SHADOWS TPB
Written by WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS
Penciled by GEOF ISHERWOOD, MIKE DEODATO JR. & MORE
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Two Lokis, three Thors — no Asgard!? Enemies become allies, comrades become strangers, and gods become mortals in Thor’s final pre-Onslaught saga! The World Tree Yggdrasil has been tricked into believing that Asgard no longer deserves its place in the multiverse, but the Thunder God will carve one himself if he has to — no matter what magic, or lack thereof, stands in his way! It’s a saga spanning from the sewers to the heavens — with Frost Giants, Trolls, gangsters, robots, frogs and more! Plus: a re-telling of Thor’s origin like none before or since! Guest-starring Dr. Strange and the Avengers! Collecting THOR (1966) #495 and #497-502.
184 PGS./Rated T …$29.99
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY FEATURING SIF VOL. 2:
SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION TPB
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by MATTEO SCALERA & VALERIO SCHITI
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Beta Ray Bill returns! After her recent misadventures, Sif is working on controlling her berserker rages. But when a certain hammer-wielding, space-faring ex shows up, all bets are off! Can the burly Bill and the scorching Sif deny their fiery past? Do they even want to? And when the mysterious spaceship the Ark turns against them, it’s all swords and hammers on deck as allies mutate, dead exes arise, and the ship gives up its secrets! To save the goddess Gaea, Sif and Beta Ray Bill race to stop the Ark — and the finish line is Asgardia! Plus: Volstagg’s daughter only wanted a midnight snack, but something is rampaging in the lower kitchens of Asgardia! Sif, Thor, the Warriors Three and more must join forces to chain the vicious beast once and for all. Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #651-655.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2:
CASTAWAY IN DIMENSION Z BOOK 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The odd saga of Dimension Z continues, with the shocking fate of Steve Rogers revealed: Long live Captain Zola — master of lies, injustice and the Dimension Z way! But even as Arnim Zola gets everything he wants, a traitor strikes. Ian’s fate is decided as Zola’s master plan is revealed, and Steve Rogers has just one chance to set all of this right. Broken, beaten and near dead, he must defeat Zola — or all is lost! And with the only way back to Earth slowly closing forever, Captain America must make the hardest decision of his life. Plus: A character you never expected reemerges from the past, and Zola targets humanity squarely in his crosshairs. The final days of Dimension Z are here — and if Steve Rogers escapes intact, he will never be the same again. Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) #6-10.
136 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
Trim size: standard
UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 2: LOST IN LIMBO PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by FRAZER IRVING & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
The all-new, all-revolutionary Uncanny X-Men have barely had time to find their footing as a team before they must face the evil Dormammu! Can Magik match the demon’s lord’s sorcery? Is she even on the X-Men’s side anymore? Discover the secrets Magik has been hiding since AVX! Then: School is in session! The Uncanny X-Men have seen what can happen with no control over their powers. It cannot happen again. One mutant learns that once you leave the X-Men, the real world can be a punishing place. Another learns just what it means to be an X-Man. But what, exactly, are they being trained for? Plus: Cyclops and Magneto finally have it out! And which other former ally has signed up with S.H.I.E.L.D. to keep tabs on the X-Men? Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #6-11.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
Trim size: standard
A+X VOL. 2: = AMAZING TPB
Written by ZEB WELLS, MIKE COSTA, GERRY DUGGAN, CHRIS HASTINGS NATHAN EDMONDSON, DAVID LAPHAM, B. CLAY MOORE, ADAM WARREN, MIKE BENSON, JIM KRUEGER, CHRISTOS GAGE & JUSTIN JORDAN
Penciled by DALE KEOWN, CHRIS TURCOTTE, R’JOHN BERNALES, SALVADOR LARROCA, REILLY BROWN, HUMBERTO RAMOS, DAVID LAPHAM, KRIS ANKA, ADAM WARREN, MARK TEXEIRA, DAVID LAFUENTE & MIKE DEODATO
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Marvel NOW! continues pairing Avengers with X-Men, producing results unlike any team-up tales before! Iron Man and Beast butt heads! Thor and Iceman face the fury of the Frost Giants! Spider-Woman, Kitty Pryde and Lockheed investigate aliens! And Deadpool and Hawkeye — well, let’s just say that they don’t see eye-to-eye! Plus: Captain America and Wolverine fight a decidedly unique villain! Black Widow squares off against Fantomex! Scarlet Witch and Domino try their luck! Thor and Magik fight demons in Limbo! Cyclops battles the Superior Spider-Man! Beast reunites with Wonder Man! Captain America meets his match…in Jubilee! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Marvel NOW! proves that A plus X equals infinite possibilities! Collecting A+X #7-12.
136 PGS./Rated T …$17.99
X-MEN LEGACY VOL. 3:
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Legion travels to the UK to preemptively extinguish a threat to the reignited mutant race — but Pete Wisdom, head of Britain’s paranormal intelligence agency, won’t stand for crimes in the name of mutantkind on his turf! Who will win this game of superhuman spy vs. spy? Then: Legion meets with his mother, Gabrielle Haller, to sort out their complicated relationship once and for all! How will this visit affect the monsters that haunt David’s mind? Should some old memories remain buried? Finally, David and Blindfold confront the man who killed his father, Professor X — but Cyclops won’t take their attack lying down! Can the son Xavier neglected and the man he adopted as his protégé find common ground? Or does the river of resentment between these two “brothers” run too deep? Collecting X-MEN LEGACY (2012) #13-18.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3: NO ESCAPE TPB
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & HUMBERTO RAMOS
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
The Spider-Slayer is scheduled for execution, and Mayor J. Jonah Jameson has called in the one man he can trust to oversee everything: the Superior Spider-Man! But when the Raft goes into complete shutdown, Spidey, Jonah, Glory and Norah are trapped inside with practically all the villains the Superior Spider-Man has brutalized during his short career! Now it’s time for payback! Then: The Superior Spider-Man takes down Shadowland. All of it. To the ground. And what’s it like to be a villain once the Superior Spider-Man sets his sights on you? Find out from Phil Urich’s point of view in what might be the final days of the Hobgoblin. Plus: Who’s been helping the Tinkerer? And how is he, of all people, the reason everything in Spider-Man’s life will be changed forever? Collecting SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11-16.
136 PGS./Rated T …$17.99
CABLE AND X-FORCE VOL. 2: DEAD OR ALIVE TPB
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
The most explosive new X-book of Marvel NOW! begins its second smash storyline! Cable’s outlaw team loses a member as Colossus goes to jail, but the armored giant doesn’t fare well in the big house! Meanwhile, Cable comes face-to-face with his father: the fallen revolutionary known as Cyclops! And when Cable and his X-Force rocket into space to face down an alien armada, will they be forced to clash with the Uncanny Avengers, who are still in hot pursuit? Plus: Hope goes on the run, determined to help Cable whether he wants it or not — but the Uncanny Avengers have been keeping tabs on Hope, as well, and they’re not about to let her get tangled up with Cable’s band of fugitives! Collecting CABLE AND X-FORCE #6-9.
96 PGS./Parental Advisory …$12.99
UNCANNY X-FORCE VOL. 2:
AND THEN THERE WERE THREE TPB
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Penciled by RAMON PEREZ & DEXTER SOY
Cover by KRIS ANKA
The Fantomex Love Pentagram explodes! With the truth about their sordid past fully revealed, can Fantomex, Psylocke and Cluster look each other in the eye? Now we know what Psylocke did last summer, and it’s a doozy! But every psychic ninja needs a vicious animal with no impulse control and a short temper to back her up, right? The skies of Madripoor run red as the Uncanny X-Force faces off against Fantomex…Fantomex…and Fantomex! Newly reunited, the team must cope with the fallout of their recent decisions. Bishop provides more information about the dangerous threats they face — but can he be believed, or is he only manipulating X-Force? Plus: A terrifying, surprise villain from the past is definitely playing chess (not checkers) across Los Angeles. And the secrets of the Revenants are revealed! Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE (2013) #7-12.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory …$17.99
X-MEN VOL. 1: PRIMER TPB
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL & DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Because you demanded it! The X-Women get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, The Massive) and Olivier Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil. John Sublime is back, but he’s not who we should be afraid of! Who or what is Arkea? Meanwhile, Jubilee returns home — with an orphaned baby who might hold the key to Earth’s survival — or its destruction! Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on the planet! Plus: Jubilee’s classic first appearance! Collecting X-MEN (2013) #1-4 and UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #244.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE — THE MAN CALLED MORBIUS TPB
Written by JOE KEATINGE & DAN SLOTT
Penciled by AL BARRIONUEVO, RICHARD ELSON & VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO
Somewhere inside Dr. Michael Morbius is a good man who just needs a second chance. NOW!, after escaping from the Raft, Morbius the Living Vampire is on the run and desperate to quell his vampiric tendencies. But will his redemption be worse than his sin? As Morbius attempts to stay under the radar, a new threat arises — and they want him dead. But after inciting a gang war, can Morbius protect the new friends who don’t know his horrible secret? Then, Morbius travels to Horizon Labs determined to cure his vampirism — but comes face-to-face with the Superior Spider-Man! And when the Rose strikes — and Morbius’ humanity is destroyed — will the monster within be enough to save all he once held dear? Collecting MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE (2013) #1-9 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #699.1.
216 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES: DISASSEMBLED TPB
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
The search for the Infinity Gems brings disaster to the Triskellion’s doorstep, and the hunt for the final stone puts the life of an Ultimate at risk! And as a new dark force overtakes the world, does that mean the end of the Ultimates? Reed Richards gets his first glimpse of the true motivations behind Ultimate Kang’s schemes — and learns that for the world to live, an Ultimate must die. And he’s really not happy about that. As Quicksilver races the clock for his very life, Ultimate Kang’s true identity is revealed! But the ramifications of that reveal — and what it means for the wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet — leave the Ultimate Universe with just one slim hope for survival! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #25-30.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN BY JASON AARON VOL. 7 TPB
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by PASQUAL FERRY & NICK BRADSHAW
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
The Hellfire Saga begins as students at the Jean Grey School go missing! And as a furious Wolverine and Rachel Summers intensify their search, the most villainous school you’ve ever seen has its grand opening. With teachers like Mystique, Sauron, Mojo, Wendigo and Master Pandemonium, there’s no limit to the terrible things the kidnapped students can learn. Can Wolverine and the X-Men find them before they’re turned into villains? Wolverine corrals the Bamfs into his plans — and the X-Men discover that Krakoa, the island that walks like a man, can fight like one, too! And the landscape of the Jean Grey School is redefined when Wolverine and the X-Men face Mystique, Sabretooth and the Hellfire! Welcome to the Hellfire Academy, where there’s little chance you’ll survive the experience! Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #30-35.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
WOLVERINE: SABRETOOTH REBORN TPB
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Wolverine’s arch enemy — the savage Sabretooth — is back from the dead! But how did he survive his beheading all those years ago? As the immortal manipulator Romulus returns from the ebon folds of the Darkforce Dimension, a mysterious red-headed woman comes to Wolverine’s rescue — and when her identity and connection to Romulus are revealed, secrets will be revealed that rewrite Wolverine’s history once again! And can Wolverine survive an army of Sabretooths? Eisner Award-winning writer Jeph Loeb (Hulk, Avengers: X-Sanction) joins superstar artist Simone Bianchi in a tale of revenge, terror and blood! Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #310-313.
112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
BY RICK REMENDER VOL. 3 TPB
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by ANDY KUHN & MATTEO SCALERA
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
The rise of the Descendants! As Father launches his invasion, a terrible new Avengers foe is born: beware the bite of the Black Ant! Can the Marvel Universe survive the plague of contagious robotic evolution, merging the Descendants with all humanity? And how do you stop a plague that has already begun to spread? Torch, Venom and Valkyrie infiltrate the rebel robot base — but are Lord UltraVision and Monarch Machine Man friend or foe? And when Torch must choose between mankind and the perfect future Father will create for all automatons, which will he pick? As Black Ant and Hawkeye face off in the ultimate showdown, the Master Mold rises over New York — and the only way to stop it is to kill the Torch! Collecting SECRET AVENGERS (2010) #33-37.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES VOL. 4 DIGEST
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS & JOE CARAMAGNA
Cover by KHOI PHAM
It’s all-out action and excitement as the hit Disney XD TV show bursts off the screen and into your hands with four screen-capture adaptations from season one!
• On a case with special guest stars the Fantastic Four, Avengers Mansion becomes a target for the diabolical Dr. Doom!
• Iron Man tackles the terrible Technovore, while his fellow Avengers battle the high-tech machinations of the Advanced Idea Mechanics!
• Baron Zemo must turn to the Avengers for help against the Enchantress!
• The Kree Empire comes to Earth, and Ms. Marvel joins the Avengers to face the Kree champion Ronan the Accuser!
• The Ant-Man armor has been stolen! Left with no choice, Hank Pym must hire the Heroes for Hire to get it back!
• Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #13-17.
112 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
OZ: ROAD TO OZ GN-TPB
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Penciled by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
When your name is Dorothy Gale, all roads lead to Oz! So when Dorothy helps a stranger with directions, she suddenly finds herself on yet another magical and enchanted journey! This time, the Shaggy Man and his handy-dandy love magnet will accompany Dorothy. Button-Bright, the wisest little boy who “don’t know” anything, will come along, too. They’re all on the road to Oz, but can they get there in time for Princess Ozma’s birthday gala? And will this finally be the time Dorothy doesn’t make it back to Kansas? Find out in Marvel Comics’ fifth amazing series adapting the L. Frank Baum classics! Collecting ROAD TO OZ #1-6.
136 PGS./All Ages …$16.99
SCARLET SPIDER VOL. 3: THE BIG LEAGUES TPB
Written by CHRIS YOST
Penciled by KHOI PHAM, CARLO BARBERI & MARCO CHECCETTO
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
The Scarlet Spider takes on Wolverine! Kaine owes a fatal favor to the Assassins Guild, and they want Logan! But as a thousand assassins descend upon both men, learn what even the world’s greatest killers fear! Who is the Red Death? Then, because you demanded it: The Superior Spider-Man vs. the Scarlet Spider! Kaine travels to New York to check on Peter’s behavior, not realizing Doc Ock has taken over Peter’s life. But Ock knows who Kaine is — since he once killed Dr. Octopus! Can Spider-Man and Kaine put aside their differences to deal with the Jackal? Plus: In the wake of the Superior Spider-Man’s dubious public actions, the world fears the Spiders. And when terrorists attack one of Houston’s most famous landmarks, Kaine’s ready to put that fear to use! Collecting SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #16-20 and SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #2.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
MARVEL FIRSTS: THE 1980S VOL. 1 TPB
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN, DENNY O’NEIL, BILL MANTLO, TOM DEFALCO, BRUCE JONES, STEVEN GRANT, MARK GRUENWALD, BOB LAYTON, CHRIS CLAREMONT, JO DUFFY, JOHN BYRNE, JIM OWSLEY & LOUISE SIMONSON
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, STEVE DITKO, JOHN ROMITA JR., GIL KANE, BOB LAYTON, FRANK MILLER, RICK LEONARDI, BOB MCLEOD, BRET BLEVINS, JOHN BYRNE, MARK GRUENWALD, PAUL SMITH, JOHN BUSCEMA, GEORGE FREEMAN & JUNE BRIGMAN
Cover by VARIOUS
Roll up your jacket sleeves, and dust off your Rubik’s Cube as Marvel heads back to the eighties! From Alpha Flight to Zabu, heroes old and new grab the spotlight in their own titles in this first classic collection of the decade’s most dazzling debuts! All your favorites are here — including Dominic Fortune, Captain Universe and the New Mutants — plus Marvel’s first “event” miniseries! Collecting material from HULK (1978) #21, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) #9, DAZZLER #1, material from KA-ZAR THE SAVAGE #11, MARVEL SUPER HERO CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1, HERCULES (1982) #1, WOLVERINE (1982) #1, VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH (1982) #1, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #4, SAGA OF CRYSTAR: CRYSTAL WARRIOR #1, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #1, HAWKEYE (1983) #1, CLOAK AND DAGGER (1983) #1, FALCON #1, MAGIK (1983) #1, JACK OF HEARTS #1 and POWER PACK (1984) #1.
472 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: COSMIC ADVENTURES TPB
Volume #20 In the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collections
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, GERRY CONWAY, STAN LEE & MORE
Penciled by COLLEEN DORAN, ERIK LARSEN, TODD MCFARLANE, SAL BUSCEMA, ALEX SAVIUK,
GIL KANE, STEVE DITKO & MORE
Cover by SAL BUSCEMA
With great power comes great responsibility, but what happens with unlimited cosmic power?
When a science experiment goes wrong, Peter Parker’s spider-powers are enhanced to an unbelievable degree! And the timing can’t be beat — because with a cabal of deadly villains unleashing unpredictable attacks on Marvel’s heroes, Spider-Man will need all his newfound might just to survive! But who or what is the real force behind Spidey’s cosmic empowerment? And what battle is he destined to fight? Plus: Spider-Man teams up with the Punisher, deals with the return of Venom and battles the shrunken Psycho-Man in a totally tiny adventure! Guest-starring the Hulk, Magneto, Dr. Doom, the Frightful Four and more! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #326-333 and ANNUAL #24, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #158-160 and ANNUAL #10, and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #59-61 and ANNUAL #6.
504 PGS./Rated T …$39.99
INHUMANS: BY RIGHT OF BIRTH TPB
Written by ANN NOCENTI & LOU MOUGIN
Penciled by BRET BLEVINS & RICHARD HOWELL
Cover by BRET BLEVINS
Witness the secret tragedies of Marvel’s most secretive society: the Inhumans! Hidden from the eyes of the ancient Inhuman leaders, Queen Medusa gives secret birth to King Black Bolt’s son, Ahura — but will the newborn heir apparent be a blessing or a curse? Then: Experience the revolt of the Inhumans’ genetically bred servitors, the Alpha Primitives, and the creation of the god-like Trikon in the untold story that led to the Fantastic Four’s discovery of the Inhuman race! How was Medusa lost to the world of man, and how did Black Bolt’s insane brother Maximus the Mad usurp the throne? If you’ve read the Inhumans’ classic Silver Age debut, you only know half the story! Guest starring Quicksilver and the Fantastic Four! Collecting MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: THE INHUMANS and INHUMANS: THE UNTOLD SAGA.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
HULK BY JEPH LOEB: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS, ARTHUR ADAMS, FRANK CHO & HERB TRIMPE
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Red alert! There’s a sadistic new red-skinned Hulk in the Marvel Universe, with keen intelligence and a radioactive touch! Who or what is he? And with Marvel’s heroes powerless against him, will it take a Hulk to catch a Hulk? It’s an explosive battle as the red and green Hulks collide! But even as Bruce Banner is attacked by a pack of wild Wendigos, She-Hulk recruits a cavalry of super heroines including Valkyrie, Thundra, Ms. Marvel and Storm! Plus: The Defenders are reassembled to take down the Red Hulk, but he’s got a team of his own! All this and a shock ending that changes the Hulk’s life forever! Guest-starring Iron Man, Thor, Moon Knight, Spider-Man, Doc Samson, Rick Jones and Norman Osborn! Collecting HULK (2008) #1-12, KING-SIZE HULK #1, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #600 and material from WOLVERINE (2003) #50.
440 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
THANOS: REDEMPTION TPB
Written by JIM STARLIN & KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by JIM STARLIN & RON LIM
Cover by JIM STARLIN
After decades of malevolent misdeeds and vile villainy, could the Mad Titan be attempting to redeem himself? Scorned by his paramour Death and changed by his recent battles with the universe’s cosmic powers, Thanos may have just decided to turn over a new leaf. But to make good on his vow, he must face the world devourer Galactus, the all-consuming universal Hunger, the unimaginably powerful Beyonder and the unknown threat of the Fallen One! Most of the universe doubts Thanos’ sincerity, but a handful of uneasy allies support him: Adam Warlock, Pip the Troll, Gladiator and Star-Lord. Witness Thanos’ cosmic struggle for repentance — but ask yourself, what dire fate awaits the universe if he fails? Collecting THANOS #1-12.
304 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
A SKINNING OF SOULS TPB
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA, SCOTT LOBDELL & DAN SLOTT
Penciled by ANDY KUBERT, BRANDON PETERSON, RICHARD BENNETT, ELIOT R. BROWN & MORE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
The X-Men travel to Russia for a family reunion with Colossus’ parents — and his little sister Illyana, formerly the fan-favorite New Mutant known as Magik! But the villainous Soul Skinner is on the loose, and the Russian government is prepared to stop him by any means necessary. Even if that means using a little girl and shattering a family. Then: Betsy Braddock returns! But if Betsy’s back, then who is Psylocke? The X-Men head for Japan in search of answers, but find themselves at odds with the Silver Samurai! And while Mr. Sinister warns Cyclops of a deadly new threat to mutants, Gambit and Rogue face a challenge of the heart. Plus: Learn the secrets of the X-Mansion in a fact-packed guidebook! Collecting X-MEN (1991) #17-24, X-MEN: SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE MANSION and material from MARVEL SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #2.
280 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
X-MEN: X-CORPS TPB
Written by JOE CASEY
Penciled by IAN CHURCHILL, SEAN PHILLIPS, TOM RANEY, ASHLEY WOOD, RON GARNEY & AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
Chamber graduates from Generation X just in time to enjoy the (ahem) celebrity status of being an X-Man — but when his whirlwind romance with a pop star hits the tabloids, is Chamber just the flavor of the month? Plus, the X-Men investigate a mutant brothel in Nevada and gain a troubled new member: the seductive Stacy X! But when the bigoted zealots from the Church of Humanity target all mutants for genocide, can the team’s two newest members pull their weight? Then: Distraught over his true love’s death, Banshee forms a paramilitary mutant team to keep the peace in Europe. But something sinister lurks beneath his good intentions. Who’s really pulling the strings? Plus: The drug-dealing threat of…the Vanisher?! Writer Joe Casey (Vengeance, WildC.A.T.s, Butcher Baker) takes on the X-Men! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #394-409 and ANNUAL 2001.
464 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL. 6 TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, BILL MANTLO, JIM SHOOTER, CHRIS CLAREMONT & ARCHIE GOODWIN
Penciled by BOB BROWN, JOHN BUSCEMA, JOHN BYRNE, SAL BUSCEMA, GIL KANE & GEORGE TUSKA
Cover by RICH BUCKLER
The adventures of the Man Without Fear continue! Hornhead takes on the Torpedo, but is he friend or foe…or both? After a disastrous court case involving Man-Bull, Matt Murdock opens a storefront legal clinic! The lethal Bullseye makes his deadly debut, and proves himself a force to be reckoned with! Daredevil teams with a real-life psychic to battle Mind-Wave! The Jester frames Daredevil for murder! DD joins Iron Man to battle the alien Blood Brothers! And Karen Page makes her long-awaited return in a calamitous crossover with Ghost Rider! Plus: the riotous returns of Gladiator, Beetle, Cobra, Mr. Hyde, Man-Bull and the Owl! Daredevil’s in for the fight of his life! Guest-starring Black Panther, the Sub-Mariner and Nova the Human Rocket! Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #126-146 and ANNUAL #4, IRON MAN (1968) #88-89, and GHOST RIDER (1973) #20.
480 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
SPIDER-MAN: LIFE IN THE MAD DOG WARD TPB
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Penciled by CYNTHIA MARTIN & CHRIS MARRINAN
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
A chance encounter with two traumatized children leaves Peter Parker haunted by one question: “What’s the matter with Mommy?” But his search for an answer finds him trapped in the Mad Dog Ward, an asylum for killers, psychopaths — and people who think they’re super heroes! As the drugs kick in, Peter’s grasp on reality dissolves and his memories of Spider-Man fade. Can he piece his double identity back together, discover the horrible truth behind the Mad Dog Ward and reunite a mother with her family? And if he can, will he only succeed in unleashing a deluded and dangerous new super hero on an unsuspecting world? Collecting WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #33, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #295, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #133 and SPIDER-MAN (1990) #29-31.
144 PGS./Rated T …$19.99