Having taken a look at July'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.KICK-ASS 2 PRELUDE: HIT-GIRL TPB MOVIE COVER

MARK MILLAR(W) • JOHN ROMITA JR. (A/C)

Mindy McCready has mastered a hundred ways to kill a man. Her father, the super hero known as Big Daddy, made sure of that. She's used her skills to wipe out mobsters, super villains and more. So why does facing the popular girls at middle school feel like her toughest challenge yet? With Big Daddy now gone, Hit-Girl tries her hardest to make good on a "normal" life with her mom and stepdad. So she strikes a deal with fledgling super hero Kick-Ass: She'll train him to stay alive, if he'll teach her how to fit in with the other girls at school. But with a new maffia don on the rise, being normal may just have to wait. Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. pull back the curtain on Hit-Girl, the world's deadliest 12-year-old, in this prelude to KICK-ASS 2! Collecting HIT-GIRL #1-5.

136 PGS./Mature ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6598-9

KICK-ASS 2 PRELUDE: HIT-GIRL TPB ROMITA COVER (DM ONLY)

136 PGS./Mature ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8575-8

THE FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC (NEW PRINTING)

Written by STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY

Penciled by JACK KIRBY

Cover by JACK KIRBY

They were visionaries. Explorers. Imaginauts. They were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And like the Fantastic Four, they continually strove to overcome the impossible and achieve the extraordinary. Now, the first three years of their landmark run are collected in one oversized volume. This keepsake edition also includes all original letters pages and pinups, critical commentaries, a historical overview, and other DVD-style extras. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1-30 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL (1963) #1.

848 PGS./All Ages ...$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8566-6

Trim size: oversized

FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Penciled by SEAN CHEN, DALE EAGLESHAM, NEIL EDWARDS, STEVE EPTING, NICK DRAGOTTA & BARRY KITSON

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman revamps and redefines Marvel's First Family in a sweeping and epic saga across time, space and reality! And it all begins when Mr. Fantastic decides to solve everything! As the team contends with Norman Osborn's Dark Reign, an older Franklin arrives from the future with an ominous warning! And as the Fantastic Four fight the War of the Four Cities, Mr. Fantastic assembles a band of genius youngsters. But when Nathaniel Richards returns, Galactus rises and a new Annihilation Wave threatens to invade from the Negative Zone, tragedy suddenly strikes. Grieving, the surviving members of the Fantastic Four dissolve the team - but from its ashes rises the Future Foundation! Guest-starring Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Sub-Mariner and the Inhumans! Collecting DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #1-5, FANTASTIC FOUR #570-588, FF #1-5 and material from DARK REIGN: THE CABAL #1.

736 PGS./Rated T+ ...$75.00

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6566-8

Trim size: oversized

HALO: OVERSIZED COLLECTION HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, PETER DAVID & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by ALEX MALEEV, ERIC NGUYEN & FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by FELIX RUIZ

The Halo saga begins here! First, the enhanced super-soldier Master Chief takes on the Covenant's miles-long command craft - heading for Earth to activate the world-shattering Halo weapon. It's time to lock, load and save billions of people - or die trying. Then, Helljumpers are the meanest, most battled-hardened Marines in the UNSC. But even the Helljumpers are taken aback when they respond to a remote science colony's SOS call and discover an enormous Covenant military presence! Finally, a UNSC ship encounters a strange phenomenon that sends it plummeting toward an unknown planet. But they're not the only ones shipwrecked there! Be there as the Halo saga unfolds - with all-new stories set in the world of Bungee's blockbuster Halo videogame series! Collecting HALO: UPRISING #1-4, BLOOD LINE #1-5 and HELLJUMPER #1-5.

416 PGS./17 & Up ...$49.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6570-5

Trim size: oversized

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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE ALL-WINNERS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by JOE SIMON, STAN LEE & VARIOUS

Penciled by JACK KIRBY, CARL BURGOS, BILL EVERETT, AL AVISON, JACK BINDER, MIKE SEKOWSKY, HOWARD JAMES & VARIOUS

Cover by ALEX SCHOMBURG & RICHARD ISANOVE

From out of the Golden Age of Comics, the Marvel Masterworks present the debut of ALL-WINNERS COMICS! Bringing together all of Timely's biggest hits under one roof, Captain America and Bucky, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch and Toro are joined by the Whizzer, the Destroyer, the Angel and the Black Marvel in giant, 64-page issues. Each hero does battle against menaces from Nazi fifth columnists, zombies and crooks to jungle terrors, gangsters and the armies of the Axis in adventures that will thrill you like none other. Written and illustrated by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos and Al Avison - you can't lose with talent like that! Collecting ALL-WINNERS COMICS (1941) #1-4.

288 PGS./All Ages ...$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6635-1

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE ALL-WINNERS

VOL. 1 TPB - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 55 (DM ONLY)

288 PGS./All Ages ...$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6636-8

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 12 HC

Written by GERRY CONWAY with LEN WEIN

Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA with DON PERLIN, SAL BUSCEMA, JIM MOONEY & MARIE SEVERIN

Cover by GIL KANE

Hail Asgard! Hail Thor! Hail a great big battle with the Absorbing Man and Loki that takes the Thunder God to Rutland, Vermont! Next comes Mercurio the Four-Dimensional Man, a mystery at the mystic ring of Stonehenge, and Ulik the King of the Trolls' attempt to wrest Mjlonir from Thor's hand and conqueror Earth. That's just the warm up, though! Thor, the Warriors Three and Hildegard return to Asgard to free Odin from alien slavers. With the All-Father at their side, an adventure across the stars worthy of the gods begins. But waiting in the Dark Nebula, the 4-D Man and Xorr the Spawner of Worlds stand in the way of Thor and his rescue of the Lady Sif! Collecting THE MIGHTY THOR (1966) #206-216.

240 PGS./All Ages ...$69.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6621-4

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 12 HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 199 (DM ONLY)

240 PGS./All Ages ...$69.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6622-1

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: COSMIC AVENGERS PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN, YVES BIGEREL & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

There's a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That's what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and - wait for it - the Invincible Iron Man as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! The secrets these galactic Avengers discover will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #1-3 and #0.1, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMIC #1.

136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6828-7

Trim size: standard

SAVAGE WOLVERINE VOL. 1: KILL ISLAND PREMIERE HC

Written by FRANK CHO

Penciled by FRANK CHO

Cover by FRANK CHO

Wolverine awakes to find himself transported to the Savage Land and labeled Public Enemy No. 1! With no memory of how he got there, and Shanna the She-Devil his only ally, Logan must unravel the mystery that slumbers at the heart of the Savage Land before it finds a way to kill him first! In search of answers, Wolverine and Shanna venture into the depths of the Forbidden Island - but what will get them first, the island's inhabitants or their tempers? Meanwhile, another hero crash-lands on the island - but is he friend or foe? NOW!, under the detailed pen of Frank Cho, Wolverine is all brawls, babes and brachiosaurs. And you'll never see the end - or the future of the Marvel Universe - coming! Collecting WOLVERINE 1-5.

136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6840-9

Trim size: standard

IRON MAN VOL. 2: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK BOOK 1 PREMIERE HC

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Penciled by GREG LAND & DALE EAGLESHAM

Cover by GREG LAND

Picture this: Tony Stark. In space. In a bar. With ladies. What could go wrong? Tune in NOW! as the Armored Avenger reaps the surprising consequences of his role in AVX! Plus: The story that will shake Iron Man to his very core starts here! Many years ago, Howard and Maria Stark had a baby - but there's something you don't know. Learn the truth about Las Vegas and Area 51 as the two great myths of Nevada collide. Meanwhile, in a distant galaxy, Tony Stark screams! Collecting IRON MAN (2012) #6-11.

136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6834-8

Trim size: standard

INFINITY INCOMING! TPB

Written by STAN LEE, PAUL JENKINS, JASON AARON & JONATHAN HICKMAN

Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JAE LEE, SIMONE BIANCHI, JEROME OPENA & STEVE EPTING

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

The grandest cosmic epic of all time looms on the horizon as Marvel marches toward Infinity! But how did Earth's heroes reach this perilous tipping point? Learn the secret origin of the Inhumans, Marvel's strangest and most isolated community. What are the mysteries surrounding the Terrigen Mist that gives them their uncanny abilities? Then, witness the boyhood of Thanos of Titan! How will his obsession with death change the Marvel Universe's very nature? Finally, as the Avengers "go cosmic," putting together an expanded strikeforce to battle threats from the stars, the Illuminati work in secret to prevent incursions from other dimensions! All the threads come together as the Marvel Universe teeters on the brink of intergalactic war! Infinity is incoming! Collecting INHUMANS (1998) #2, THANOS RISING #1, AVENGERS (2012) #1-2, NEW AVENGERS (2013) #2 and material from THOR (1966) 146-149.

176 pages./Rated T+ ...$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8785-1

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE:

SCIENCE BROS TPB


Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK & CHRISTOS GAGE

Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI, PETE WOODS & TOMM COKER

Cover by STEVE McNIVEN

Two scientists, two giant egos. One wears a tank - one is a tank. Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are science bros! And when a fellow big-brain goes missing, the two heroes take bets who can find him first! It's Amazing Race, Avengers-style, as Iron Man and Hulk embark on a global manhunt with the ultimate prize at stake: bragging rights! But what happens when a 20-million-year-old evolutionary catalyst infects the Hulk? The Avengers must find the missing scientist before he and his Order of the Dragon unleash his bacteria on the entire world! Then: The Black Widow's sins have resurfaced! Widow, Spider-Woman and Hawkeye travel to Siberia to search for a missing girl with ties to an old Soviet assassination. But the truth behind the girl's disappearance may be more than the Avengers are prepared to handle! Plus: a major turning point in the life of the android Avenger known as the Vision! Collecting AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #9-13 and ANNUAL #1.

144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6797-6

X-MEN LEGACY VOL. 2:

INVASIVE EXOTICS TPB


Written by SIMON SPURRIER

Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT & PAUL DAVIDSON

Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

Refusing Wolverine's offer to join the X-Men, David Haller must now decide exactly how he will carry out his father's legacy. But upon venturing into the world on his own, will he be beckoned back to Westchester by his budding fascination with young X-Man Blindfold? And more important, how will their future together change the fate of mutantkind? Plus: Desperate to learn whether the predictions of his destroying mutantkind are true, Legion makes a deal with the devil in his own mind to find answers. But what terrifying truth would drive David to take extreme measures - and undergo a procedure that would remove his mutant powers? Collecting X-MEN LEGACY (2012) #7-12.

136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6718-1

SPIDER-MAN: DYING WISH TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS & RICHARD ELSON

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

A dying wish for revenge! Dr. Octopus was given a year to live, his body and brain in terminal decline after a lifetime of brutal battles with his arch-foe Spider-Man. So the brilliant madman used that time as you might expect. First, he mobilized an army of Octobots to take over Manhattan. Then, he assembled six sinister super villains to abduct Norman Osborn's child. Finally, he pursued Spider-Man to the ends of the Earth while threatening to burn the planet to a cinder. And each time, his ambitious plans ended in failure. Or did they? Were his defeats further proof of his madness - or his genius? With Dr. Octopus just hours from death, Spider-Man is about to learn the answer, as one of his oldest enemies turns the tables on him with a dying wish that spells doom for Peter Parker and everyone he loves! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698-700.

136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6524-8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: A TROUBLED MIND TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS, RYAN STEGMAN & GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

An Avenger no more? In light of his recent violent actions, will the Avengers kick Spidey off the team? With a villain acting like a hero and a hero acting like a villain, one man has decided enough is enough! The ghostly revenant of Peter Parker fights to regain control of his body, his mind and his destiny! Is this the beginning of the end for Otto Octavius? The time has come to see who will live, who will die - and who will emerge as the one, true Superior Spider-Man! But when the Green Goblin returns, why is Spidey nowhere to be found? Plus: Jester! Screwball! Cardiac! And a new development for a Spider-Man who hasn't been seen for some time. And by "time," we mean centuries! Collecting SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6-10.

112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$17.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6705-1

FEARLESS DEFENDERS VOL. 1: DOOM MAIDENS TPB

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Penciled by WILL SLINEY

Cover by MARK BROOKS

New team! New villains! New creators! Valkyrie and Misty Knight are the Fearless Defenders, and not since Power Man and Iron Fist has an unlikely duo kicked this much - well, you know. Writer Cullen Bunn (VENOM, Sixth Gun, FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS) and new-to-Marvel artist Will Sliney (MacGyver, Star Wars) bring you the book that everyone is going to be talking about - and that's a promise! Collecting FEARLESS DEFENDERS #1-6.

144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6848-5

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2: ROAD TRIP TPB

Written by MATT FRACTION

Penciled by MARK BAGLEY

Cover by MARK BAGLEY

The Fantastic Four's road trip through time and space continues! On an alien world, the team encounters a thousand-year-old prophecy: Is the Invisible Woman a long-awaited intergalactic messiah? Then, the F4 sightsee in ancient Rome and dine with Caesar on the Ides of March. Did somebody say, "Pass the knife"? And it's a visit to both the beginning and the end of time, as Marvel's First Family witnesses the Big Bang and the Big Crunch! But to their surprise, they're not alone! What happens beyond the end of infinite time and space? Plus: One day a year, the Thing reverts to his human form. This year, Ben Grimm is going to go home again - as Ben Grimm! And when there's sibling rivalry between Franklin and Val, all bets are off! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (2012) #4-8.

112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6660-3

DEADPOOL VOL. 2: SOUL HUNTER TPB

Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN

Penciled by SCOTT KOBLISH & MIKE HAWTHORNE

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

First: Flash back to Deadpool's adventures of yesteryear with Iron Man! Then: A demon hires Deadpool to reclaim damned souls! And just in case you didn't think he could get any stranger, Wade gets in touch with his feminine side! Plus: Deadpool targets a man with aquatic powers, and then teams up with your Superior Neighborhood Spider-Man! And we promise he kills one of those two! Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn's hilarious, nonstop reinvention of the Merc With a Mouth continues here! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #7-12.

136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6681-8

ONCE UPON A TIME PREMIERE HC

Written by DAN THOMSEN & CORINNA BECHKO

Penciled by MIKE HENDERSON, VASILIS LOLOS, STEPHANIE HANS & MIKE DEL MUNDO

Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA

The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman's heart -- and now he's her slave. Based on the world of ABC's hit primetime series ONCE UPON A TIME, this is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship -- and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White -- this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves -- the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past...and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman's loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?

144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8393-8

Trim size: standard

WOLVERINE VOL. 1: HUNTING SEASON TPB

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by ALAN DAVIS

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Pay attention very closely: There's a mystery here even Wolverine hasn't sniffed out yet. When Wolverine finds himself the bargaining chip in a hostage situation, he must make a decision that will follow him forever - literally! How can a berserker fight what he can't see? And how far will he go to assert his humanity in the face of the unknown? Guest-starring Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Then, Wolverine must track down a boy on a deadly rampage before he does the unthinkable! How will Logan defeat an enemy with no permanent body to slash and claw? And what does the Watcher have to do with all this? Find out when superstars Paul Cornell (CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13, Doctor Who, Action Comics) and Alan Davis (AVENGERS, CLANDESTINE, EXCALIBUR, UNCANNY X-MEN) take on the Wolverine! Collecting WOLVERINE (2013) #1-6.

136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$17.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8396-9

DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID VOL. 5 PREMIERE HC

Written by MARK WAID

Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE

Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

The Eisner and Harvey Award-winner for Book of the Year continues as Daredevil teams up with the all-new Superior Spider-Man! Yes, America, we've heard your calls! Stilt-Man is back! And the leggy villain is better than ever thanks to some last-minute help from...Dr. Octopus!? Plus: A new mystery surfaces that threatens to take Matt Murdock to the edge like never before. And in the wake of fateful news about a close friend, will Matt be forced to abandon his Daredevil identity? Collecting DAREDEVIL (2011) #22-27.

136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6104-2

Trim size: standard

AVENGERS BY

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 5 TPB


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by BRANDON PETERSON, MIKE MAYHEW, TERRY DODSON & GABRIELE DELL'OTTO with MIKE DEODATO, WALTER SIMONSON, LEINIL YU, JIM CHEUNG & OLIVIER COIPEL

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Mission to the Microverse! Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Giant-Man embark on a dangerous trip to the subatomic world of the Microverse - home to strange alien races, a power-sapping atmosphere and a centaur warlord who wants them dead! It's also the location of an emergency beacon signaling an Avenger in trouble. What - or better yet, who - they find there will change the Avengers forever...if they survive! Plus: Simon Williams has a problem. As the legendary Avenger Wonder Man, he fought countless battles as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Now, he wants the Avengers to disband - or else. What are his motives? And what happens when the Avengers say no? Collecting AVENGERS #31-34, NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 AVENGERS ANNUAL #1.

176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6082-3

NEW AVENGERS BY

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 5 TPB


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by MIKE DEODATO, MICHAEL GAYDOS, MICHAEL AVON OEMING & CARLOS PACHECO with CHUCK BB, FAREL DALRYMPLE, MING DOYLE, LUCY KNISLEY, BECKY CLOONAN & YVES BIGEREL

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Having barely survived their defeat of the Phoenix-powered X-Men, is it time for the New Avengers to call it quits? They may not have a choice in the matter: One after the other, the most powerful sorcerers on Earth are being slaughtered by a mystical force unknown even to Dr. Strange! But when this provocation from a mystical plane comes crashing to the doorstep of the Avengers mansion, does the former Master of the Mystic Arts have what it takes to stop the attack? Does anyone? Collecting NEW AVENGERS #31-34.

112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6159-2

FIRST X-MEN TPB

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE

Penciled by NEAL ADAMS

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

The legend returns! From venerated comics artist Neal Adams (X-MEN, AVENGERS) and fan-favorite writer Christos Gage (AVENGERS ACADEMY) comes the thrilling secret history of Marvel's most dangerous mutants. Long before Charles Xavier built his School for Gifted Youngsters and founded the X-Men, a team of genetic outcasts with unique powers banded together to protect themselves and those like them from a world of fear and hatred. The astonishing tale of a previous generation of mutants is revealed as Wolverine and Sabretooth lead their recruits in a tooth-and-nail battle for survival featuring Magneto, the frightening new X-villain Virus, the origin of the Sentinal program and the truth behind the bloodiest rivalry in X-Men history! Collecting FIRST X-MEN 1-5.

112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6496-8

X-TREME X-MEN VOL. 2:

YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN TPB


Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, PACK DIAZ LUQUE & ANDRÉ ARAÚJO

Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

The team's mission hits home when they land in the United States of California, birthplace of Kurt Waggoner! What happens if they can't defeat this Xavier - and what does it mean for Nightcrawler? Then: Meet the X-Treme X-Force as Dazzler is confronted with the person she might turn into if she never gets home! And in the wake of recent events, something is off about Xavier. Will the team be able to close the tears between dimensions without him? Plus: Romance is in the air - or it could be, if Dazzler and Cyclops don't kill each other first! And when Dazzler and her team find themselves in a war against the Brood, the dimension they land in is strangely familiar. Collecting X-TREME X-MEN #6-7, #7.1 and #8-11.

160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6565-1

VENOM: TOXIN WITH

A VENGEANCE! TPB


Written by CULLEN BUNN

Penciled by DECLAN SHALVEY

Cover by SHANE DAVIS

Moving day! Flash Thompson bids farewell to New York City and heads to his new home, Philadelphia! But even as he says good bye to Peter Parker, Betty Brant and all his friends, is something toxic on the horizon?! Venom goes to war as Toxin rears his head in Philly, but have these two symbiote-psychos created something far more evil? As the Symbiote Slayers arrive on the scene, Flash Thompson battles side by side with Eddie Brock, the original Venom, for the city of Philadelphia! With lives at stake, a conspiracy is revealed - and it's two lunatics with alien parasites to the rescue! Collecting VENOM #31-35.

112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-6692-4

ALPHA: BIG TIME TPB

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Penciled by NUNO PLATI

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

From the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, get ready for the greatest hero who ever existed - ever! Alpha was having an awesome time of it, till that buzz-kill Spider-Man made him quit being a hero. But that was then, and this is NOW! Josh Fialkov and Nuno Plati tell the tale of a hero who's about to hit the big time! Collecting ALPHA: BIG TIME #1-5.

112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8387-7

WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 4: THE ELECTRIC GHOST TPB

Written by JASON LATOUR

Penciled by NIC KLEIN

Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY

New mission! New creative team! New status quo! Join writer Jason Latour (Loose Ends, WOLVERINE) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage) as they take the reins to the critically acclaimed series! In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins perhaps his most personal mission yet: a quest for redemption. But as Bucky looks to make peace with his deadly past, a new villain from his future is out for war - and blood. Collecting WINTER SOLDIER #15-19.

112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8398-3

X-MEN: X-TERMINATION TPB

Written by GREG PAK, DAVID LAPHAM & MARJORIE LIU

Penciled by ANDRE ARAUJO, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, DAVID LOPEZ & MATTEO BUFFAGNI

Cover by ED McGUINNESS

The Age of Apocalypse's Nightcrawler wants to get home - and he doesn't care whether he destroys our world to get there! When he betrays X-Force, Wolverine sees red and calls in his street team, but can do what's necessary to stop him? Meanwhile, Dazzler's X-Treme X-Men scramble to repair a tear between dimensions! As the multiverse is slowly consumed, no one is safe - and the heroes must split up to fight a war in two universes. But as the rift continues widening, the only chance might be to step into the void! Wolverine battles Wolverine, the X-Treme X-Men's Kid Nightcrawler makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Wolverine must say a final goodbye to the AoA's Jean Grey! Collecting X-TREME X-MEN (2012) #12-13, AGE OF APOCALYPSE #13-14, X-TERMINATION #1-2 and ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #60-61.

184 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8443-0

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 4 TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by MARK BAGLEY

Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Sam Bullit is running for mayor of New York City on an anti-Spider-Man campaign, and J. Jonah Jameson is backing him 100 percent. But who's pulling Bullit's strings? None other than the Kingpin of Crime! Then: Spider-Man meets the sexy and elusive burglar called the Black Cat, who claws herself into the young web-slinger's life and purrs her way into Peter Parker's. But when the Cat gets her paws on a stolen tablet the Kingpin desperately wants, the crime lord hires the deadly Elektra to retrieve it! Plus: A new villain explodes on the scene - literally! But how can Spider-Man fight the mysterious Geldoff if he can't even find a costume? And will Peter and Mary Jane finally just say what they feel?! Guest-starring the Ultimate X-Men! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2000) #40-45 and #47-53.

328 PGS./Rated T ...$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8437-9

AVENGERS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION BY GEOFF JOHNS VOL. 2 TPB

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Penciled by IVAN REIS, OLIVIER COIPEL, STEVE SADOWSKI & SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by JAE LEE

Superstar writer Geoff Johns takes on the Avengers! A deadly chemical agent has been released over Mount Rushmore. Is this a terrorist attack on American soil? That's what the Avengers seek to discover as they brave the Red Zone's lethal perimeter - but the truth they uncover is even more startling! Then: Her transformations into She-Hulk out of control, longtime Avenger Jennifer Walters seeks out the one person on Earth who can help - her cousin, the incredible Hulk. But can even the Avengers intervene when two gamma-powered goliaths clash? Plus: the Wasp and Yellowjacket visit Las Vegas, and Ant-Man and Jack of Hearts settle their differences in a final showdown! Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #64-76.

304 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8439-3

FANTASTIC FOUR:

CRUSADERS & TITANS TPB


Written by ROY THOMAS

Penciled by GEORGE PÉREZ, RICH BUCKLER

& JOHN BUSCEMA

Cover by RICH BUCKLER

The return of a hero! A clash of titans! Team roster shakeups! The sensational seventies serve as the source of some of the FF's most scintillating sagas as this colossal collection proves beyond a doubt! First, revisit one of Marvel's Atlas Era gladiators, the Crusader, as he makes his pulse-pounding return to Earth! Then, mania ensues as the Thing "Hulks out" with his new tag-team partner, only to see his own FF membership placed in jeopardy by the most unlikely replacement member of all! Finally, soar to the stars as our fearless foursome vies against Galactus and his most "destructive" herald yet, only to be dealt an "impossible" situation back home! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #164-176.

248 PGS./Rated T ...$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8436-2

DR. STRANGE & DR. DOOM:

TRIUMPH & TORMENT TPB


Written by ROGER STERN, GERRY CONWAY

& BILL MANTLO

Penciled by MIKE MIGNOLA, KEVIN NOWLAN

& GENE COLAN

Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

Every year on Midsummer's Eve, Victor von Doom clashes with the forces of evil in a vain attempt to free his mother's soul from Hell. But only when Dr. Strange is finally convinced to join the fight does he have any hope of altering the outcome in his favor. The unlikely allies must first journey to Mephisto's infernal realm, where they find the cost of one soul may be more than they are willing to pay! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE AND DOCTOR DOOM : TRIUMPH AND TORMENT; DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #57; and material from ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #8, and MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #16 and #43.

160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8454-6

THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 1 TPB

Written by WALTER SIMONSON

Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON

Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This first volume begins the collection of Simonson's epic run - completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliffe! Collecting THOR #337-345.

232 PGS./Rated T ...$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8460-7

X-MEN: FALLEN ANGELS TPB

Written by JO DUFFY

Penciled by KERRY GAMMILL, MARIE SEVERIN & JOE STATON

Cover by KERRY GAMMILL

Teen mutants struggling to survive on their own! Madrox and Siryn! Sunspot and Warlock! The Vanisher and Boom-Boom! Mix these six unlikely allies with Devil Dinosaur, cyborg lobsters and some teenage runaways, and you've got the Fallen Angels! What wonders await these strange heroes of Beat Street in the paradise of Coconut Grove? Witness one of the most bizarre X-Men adventures of all time! Collecting FALLEN ANGELS 1-8.

200 PGS./Rated T ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8453-9

AVENGERS: HEAVY METAL TPB

Written by ROGER STERN, RALPH MACCHIO & WALTER SIMONSON

Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA

Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA

All-out war against an android army! What begins as a simple prison break suddenly turns into a technological nightmare for the Avengers as robotic foes from all eras of the team's history join forces under the leadership of the Super-Adaptoid! What is the Adaptoid's ultimate goal, and how does the Cosmic Cube factor into it? And when the Adaptoid receives a major power upgrade, will any of the team be left standing to stop him? Plus: The Avengers move their headquarters to the floating Hydrobase, but is Dr. Druid hiding a secret agenda? Who is the beautiful woman he keeps dreaming about, and what does it all have to do with Kang the Conqueror? Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #286-293.

200 PGS./Rated T ...$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8452-2

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 9 TPB

Written by LEN WEIN, MARV WOLFMAN & BILL MANTLO

Penciled by GEORGE PÉREZ, SAL BUSCEMA, KEITH POLLARD, JOHN BUSCEMA & BOB HALL

Cover by KEITH POLLARD

It's another fantastic volume of classic FF action! Marvel's first family heroically battles the Brute and takes on Salem's Seven for the life of young Franklin - so why, when the Molecule Man possesses Mr. Fantastic, does it lead to the team's dissolution? Separated, the members of the Fantastic Four face such foes as Diablo, the Impossible Man and Namor - but when the deadly threat of Dr. Doom returns, the family rises to the challenge and reunites! And just in time, too - for waiting in the wings are Quasimodo, the Inhumans, the Mole Man and the Sandman! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #184-188 and #190-207, and ANNUAL #12-13.

512 PGS./Rated T ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-8410-2