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Marvel And Icon Comic Books On Sale In August 2012 [Solicitations]

Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books going on sale in August, 2012. All of the following books can be purchased at finer comic book shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you’ll get a copy before they sell out. Among the offerings from Marvel and its creator-owned imprint Icon for August including the celebration of Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary, which includes special one-shot returns of the Web of Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man and Peter Parker, Spider-Man, as well as new Wolverine and Daredevil annuals written and drawn by the great Alan Davis.

Avx: Vs #5 (of 6)
MATT FRACTION & JASON AARON (w)
Leinil Yu & JOHN ROMITA JR. (a)
COVER BY Leinil Yu
FIGHT POSTER VARIANT By JOHN ROMITA JR.
• The premier tie-in to AVENGERS VS. X-MEN marches on!
• BLACK PANTHER VS. STORM!
• ANGEL VS. HAWKEYE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 & 10 (of 12)
ISSUE #9 – JASON AARON (w) • ADAM KUBERT (a)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Avengers Team & X-Men Team Variants also available
KUBERT VARIANT also available
PROMO VARIANT also available
STEGMAN SKETCH VARIANT also available
• Their numbers dwindling, the Avengers stage a daring raid on the X-Men’s prison to rescue their
captive members-and you won’t believe where it is!
• Alliances begin to change as the nature of the Phoenix becomes apparent!
• And in the end, it all comes down to Spider-Man!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ISSUE #10 – ED BRUBAKER (W) • OLIVIER COIPEL (A)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW also available
BRADSHAW SKETCH VARIANT also available
Avengers Team & X-Men Team Variants also available
PROMO VARIANT also available
• Time is running out as the Avengers are cornered in their last stronghold!
• But the stakes change when Hope and the Scarlet Witch join forces! Why?! How?!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

AVENGERS #29
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
WALTER SIMONSON (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
AVX TIE-IN!
• The Avengers versus the unbelievable might of the X-Men!
• The special issue of Avengers is the flip side to Wolverine and the X-Men #12.
• Witness a very surprising tie-in experience like you’ve never seen before!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #29
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
MIKE DEODATO (A)
COVER BY RON GARNEY
• AVX TIE-IN!
• They gather to stop the horrors of the Marvel universe before they happen…
…but the secret group known as the illuminati failed to stop the Phoenix time and time again.
• They come together one last time…but will it be enough?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #17
KIERON GILLEN (w) • DANIEL ACUÑA (a/C)
AVX TIE-IN!
• The climactic end to the X-Men’s greatest stand against Sinister!
• The culmination of everything Sinister has planned since Uncanny #1!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #15
JASON AARON (w) • JORGE MOLINA (a)
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
AVX TIE-IN!
• Logan leads his own team of classic X-Men into battle!
• The Jean Grey School sees its first graduate!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AVENGERS ACADEMY #34 & 35
CHRISTOS GAGE (w) • TOM GRUMMETT (a)
CoverS by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
• AvX fall-out: Avengers Academy is closed…indefinitely!
• Alchemist, a.k.a. wunderkind industrialist Jeremy Briggs, offers the students a chance to
be normal again! But is there a catch? And who will accept his deal?
• Years of plot threads explode as your favorite Avengers Academy characters face their
ultimate challenges in parts 1 & 2 of “Final Exam”!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$2.99 (EACH)

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6
Brian Michael Bendis (w) • Mark Bagley (a/C)
• Thanos is claiming Earth as his own!
• The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up to bring the
Mad Titan some cosmically-charged pain!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Secret Avengers #30
RICK REMENDER (w) • MATTEO SCALERA (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
• High-spy-adventure! Hawkeye, Venom and Ant-Man must defeat an
army of villains to grab Max Fury!
• Secrets! The truth behind the Shadow Council’s ultimate plot!
• Finally! The new Masters of Evil strike!
• Paranoia! Black Widow knows who the traitor is, but can she get to her
teammates in time to save them from his schemes?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS #179
JEFF PARKER (w) • DECLAN SHALVEY & KEV WALKER (a) Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
THE DARK AVENGERS AND THE THUNDERBOLTS ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE – THROUGH TIME!
• Can history’s most Wanted villains save Luke Cage from his future?!
• Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey and Kev Walker unite for an epic tale of one man’s destiny!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #10
Kelly Sue Deconnick (w)
Terry Dodson (a/C)
• BOSTON! Prepare to have your sox knocked off!
• A 50-ft tall red-headed madwoman versus an army of privatized mecha-police! Care to guess who’s caught in between?
• Spider-Man and Daring Damsel Carol Danvers, the new Captain Marvel!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #11
Zeb Wells (w)
Stefano Caselli (a)
Cover by Chris Samnee
• Special 50TH Anniversary Story!
• Spider-Man teams up with the hero he admires most – May Parker!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MEN #4 (of 5)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • SARA PICHELLI (a)
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
DEODATO VARIANT ALSO AVAILIBLE
PICHELLI VARIANT ALSO AVAILIBLE
• Can the Spider-Men stop Mysterio?
• Peter Parker comes face-to-face with the family he never had!
• ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MOMENTS IN THE LIVES OF BOTH SPIDER-MEN!!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SCARLET SPIDER #8
CHRISTOPHER YOST (w)
KHOI PHAM (a)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
“THE SECOND MASTER” PART TWO OF THREE
• Texas Twister! Shooting Star! Red Wolf! Firebird! Living Lightning! The Southwest’s greatest heroes the RANGERS are in Houston to take down the Scarlet Spider!
• Has Scarlet Spider gone from Houston’s newest hero to Houston’s most wanted?
• The mystery of ROXXON deepens… what has Roxxon found in the Gulf of Mexico?
HINT: It ain’t oil!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #691
DAN SLOTT (w)
GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (a/C)
LIZARD VARIANT ALSO available
• “No Turning Back” comes to an epic conclusion as only one man on Earth has a chance of helping Spider-Man stop the Lizard. And his name is Curt Connors.
• Plus a shocking development that will set things in motion… for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700!
• Be sure to pick this issue up fast, because you can bet it’s going to be VERY important later.
You’ve been warned!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692
DAN SLOTT (w) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (a/C)
Spider-Man Decades variant covers by Marcos Martin• Special 50TH Anniversary Issue!
• Join us for a once in a lifetime event: the one, true 50th Anniversary Issue of the Amazing Spider-Man.
• A special over-sized issue harkening back to the legend the legend that started it all! Get ready for an all-new tale about a different kind of power and responsibility…
• Plus original stories by Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Nuno Plati!
64 PGS. all-new content/Rated T …$5.99

Celebrating 50 AMAZING Years!
Celebrating 50 Years of the Great Responsibility of his Great powers, The Spider-Man 50th Anniversary Series collects the Webbed Wonder’s greatest heretofore secret history! Spanning from his earliest days as a hero to the heyday of the heralded Big Time era and everything in between, a collection of Marvel Legends, venerated comic creators and awe-inspiring artists shine the spotlight on everything that makes Spider-Man the World’s Greatest Superhero!
32 PGS. all-new content/Rated T …$2.99

Peter Parker, Spider-Man #156.1
ROGER STERN (w)
ROB DE LATORRE (a)
Cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR

Sensational Spider-Man #33.1& 33.2
TOM DEFALCO (w)
CARLO Barberi (a)
Covers by SIMONE BIANCHI

Web of Spider-Man #129.1 & 129.2
STUART MOORE (w)
DAMION SCOTT (a)
Cover by MIKE MCKONE

VENOM #22
RICK REMENDER (w) • DECLAN SHALVEY (a)
Cover BY TONY MOORE
VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
THE SAVAGE SIX TOOK THEIR SHOT – NOW VENOM TAKES HIS!
• With his darkest secrets exposed to those he loves, Flash Thompson has one name on his hit list: Jack O’Lantern!
• Series co-creator Rick Remender takes his final bow while Declan Shalvey (DARK AVENGERS) joins the book for Flash Thompson’s defining hour as a hero!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

VENOM #23
CULLEN BUNN (w) • THONY SILAS (a)
Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER
VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS
A NEW ERA OF SYMBIOTE-SUPER HEROICS BEGINS!
• The Avengers task Venom with bringing in Damion Hellstrom – but who are THE MONSTERS OF EVIL?!
• Rising star Cullen Bunn (WOLVERINE) teams with the Spider-verse’s newest young gun, Thony Silas (ENDS OF THE EARTH) for a new dawn in the life of Flash Thompson!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #13
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • DAVID MARQUEZ (a)
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
GRANOV VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
• DIVIDED WE FALL!!!
• Guest starring CAPTAIN AMERICA
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #14
SAM HUMPHRIES (w) • BILLY TAN (a)
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
• Someone is working behind the scenes to divide the country, but who?!
• Ultimate Cap, Ultimate Iron Man, and Ultimate Thor finally reunited! ULTIMATES ASSEMBLE!
• A crisis in the United States forces the Ultimates into action!
• DIVIDED WE FALL continues to rock the Ultimate Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #15
BRIAN WOOD (w) • PACO MEDINA (a)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
• DIVIDED WE FALL concludes with a startling ending that sends us into the next exciting chapter!
• A mutant refugee from one of the camps joins up, but where do their loyalties lie?
• The war for mutant liberation starts here!
• Guest-starring Nick Fury!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #16
ED BRUBAKER & CULLEN BUNN (w) • SCOT EATON (a)
cover by STEVE EPTING
• Discordian cells attack American interests all over the world!
• Shock journalist Reed Braxton is turning the public against the Sentinel of Liberty.
• But if Reed Braxton is dead, who the heck is that on LIVE television?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #635
CULLEN BUNN (w)
BARRY KITSON (a)
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY• Kashmir Vennema has stolen a wealth of dangerous secrets…and she’s prepared to sell them
to the highest bidder.
• Among the secrets she’s stolen: complete specs on Iron Man’s armor!
• Nothing says Madripoor in the summer like technological meltdowns, A.I.M., and M.O.D.O.K.
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1
CULLEN BUNN (w)
WILL CONRAD (a)
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
• Captain America and Namor battle the Thule Society during WWII!
• The Thule unleash the Kraken–a weapon of Atlantean origin and ungodly power.
• Namor encounters a clandestine society. But are they friend or foe?
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

WINTER SOLDIER #9
ED BRUBAKER (w) • MICHAEL LARK (a)
Cover by STEVE EPTING
• Black Widow’s past has caught up to her! Can Bucky save her? And what happens if he can’t?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK #56
JEFF PARKER (w)
DALE EAGLESHAM (a/C)
• THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF MAYAN RULE!!!
• Guest starring ALPHA FLIGHT and MACHINE MAN
• The MAYAN GODS continue to remake Earth in their own image!
• Will RED HULK’S power be used to end the world?
• Guest starring ALPHA FLIGHT, MACHINE MAN and the SHE-HULKS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK #57
JEFF PARKER (w)
DALE EAGLESHAM (a/C)
• The stunning conclusion to MAYAN RULE!!!
• What horrible fate awaits the human race?
• IS THIS THE END OF RED HULK???
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #12
JASON AARON (w) • CARLOS PACHECO (a)
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
• HULK VS. WOLVERINE!!!
• HULK VS. THE THING!!!
• The conclusion of STAY ANGRY! What devious plan has Banner been up to? REVEALED HERE!!!!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

THE MIGHTY THOR #18
MATT FRACTION (w) • ALAN DAVIS (a/C)
VARIANT COVER BY Stephanie Hans
50TH ANNIVERSARY MCNIVEN VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
Everything Burns: Prologue!
• 50th Anniversary Thor Special!
• The Aesir/Vanir War! The darkest time in Asgard’s past revealed! A history so dark it was seared from the pages!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #642
KIERON GILLEN & MATT FRACTION (w) • ALAN DAVIS (a/C)
VARIANT COVER BY Stephanie Hans
Part One of EVERYTHING BURNS
• Rebellion against Asgard! The start of the second Aesir/Vanir war!
• What dread power has the Vanir harnessed to stand against Thor?
• Loki’s mischief is revealed. Will he or Asgardia survive?
• Thori’s unconventional plans to counter everything burning.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEFENDERS #9
MATT FRACTION (w)
JAMIE McKELVIE (a)
Cover by TERRY DODSON
• The Concordance Engine unleashed!
• The Defenders…. lost in infinite space-time without a map!
• What alternate universe will they find first? And who is waiting for them?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INFERNAL MAN-THING #3 (of 3)
STEVE GERBER (w)
KEVIN NOWLAN (a)
Cover by ART ADAMS
• The startling conclusion of Steve Gerber’s last MAN-THING epic!!!
• Also featuring a classic MAN-THING story from SAVAGE TALES!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #522
MATT FRACTION (w)
SALVADOR LARROCA (a/C)
• THE FUTURE for Tony Stark is here now
• You think YOUR boss is bad? Try working for THE MANDARIN…
• The new IRON MAN vs RESCUE…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #523
MATT FRACTION (w)
SALVADOR LARROCA (a/C)
• What does THE FUTURE hold for TONY STARK?
• What is the stunning truth behind the Mandarin’s mission?
• How can our heroes stop the Mandarin’s plans?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (w) • DEXTER SOY (a)
Cover by Ed McGuinessIS
• Captain Marvel can’t walk away from a challenge from her past!! Who’s the better pilot?
• Introducing the THE BANSHEE SQUADRON!
• Avenger Time Travel Protocols: Engage!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #3
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (w) • DEXTER SOY (a)
Cover by Ed McGuinessIS
• FIREFIGHT IN THE SKY!!!
• What are THE PROWLERS and where has Captain Marvel seen them before?
• Secret NASA training program: the Mercury 13
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #16 & 17
MARK WAID (w) • CHRIS SAMNEE (#16 A/C)
• Nelson/Murdock no more! Foggy’s discovered a secret Matt’s been keeping–and he doesn’t take it well!
• And a last page shock that will have Daredevil fans buzzing!
• Series Stalwarts Mark Waid and Chris Samnee bring you a turning point in the lives of Marvel’s
most famous legal team!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #609
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • RYAN STEGMAN (a/C)
• The Defenders from the Future hope to set out on the adventure of a lifetime, and only the Fantastic Four can help them get there.
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

FF #21
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • NICK DRAGOTTA (a)
Cover by MIKE CHOI
• In a move that surprises everyone, Black Bolt and the Inhumans return to Earth.
What does this mean for Marvel’s first family?
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

HAWKEYE #1
MATT FRACTION (w) • DAVID AJA (a&C)
Variant cover by Adi Granov
• The breakout star of this summer’s blockbuster AVENGERS film and self-made hero Hawkeye fights for justice!
• With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to prove himself as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
• Matt Fraction & David Aja (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) reunite to tell the on-going tales of the Arrow-Avenger!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER – THE MAN IN BLACK #3 (of 5)
PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH (w) ALEX MALEEV (a/C)
• Roland and Jake must stave off the cave-dwelling mutants, but if given the choice to save himself, will Roland leave Jake behind? And what even more sinister evil awaits them further inside the cave?
• As Roland continues to toward the Dark Tower, he must first confront the mysterious Man in Black, if he can survive the journey!
• Don’t miss the series that Stephen King fans everywhere are raving about!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

THE PUNISHER #14
GREG RUCKA (w)
Mico Suayan (a)
Cover by Mico Suayan
• Cole surrenders…to becoming a Punisher.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SPACE PUNISHER #2 (of 4)
FRANK TIERI (w)
MARK TEXERIA (a/C)
THIS BOOK IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE!
• PUNISHER V.S. THE HULK IN SPACE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1
ALAN DAVIS (w) • ALAN DAVIS (a/c)
VARIANT COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
Marvel Tales by Alan Davis Part 2
• The return of a menace from the past sets Daredevil, Doctor Strange and the ClanDestine on a collision course!
• Continues in this month’s Wolverine Annual #1!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1
ALAN DAVIS (w) • ALAN DAVIS (a/c)
VARIANT COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
Marvel Tales by Alan Davis Part 3
• A debt owed to a dead man causes Wolverine to seek the truth
behind the mystery of the rogue member of the ClanDestine family
called Vincent!
• The finale to the tale started in FF Annual #33 and DD Annual #1!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

Marvel Universe
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5

JACOB SEMAHN & TY TEMPLETON (w)
NUNO PLATI & TY TEMPLETON (a)
• The best new show on television! Live on paper!
• It’s a sticky situation when Spidey has to save the New York Marathon from the TRAPSTER!
• Then! The WRECKER is wrecking everything! Including Peter Parker’s grade in science class!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

Marvel Universe AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #5
CHRISTOPHER YOST &
HOWARD CHAYKIN (w)
CHRIS JONES & TODD NAUCK (a)
Cover by Khoi Pham
• Disney XD’s SMASH hit leaps off of the TV and into your hands!
• The Avengers may have met their match when they go toe-to-toe with the Serpent Society!
• THEN! It’s an international incident as Captain America takes on the scourge of France, Batroc the Leaper!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

Marvel Super Heroes #3
• Marvel Super Heroes Magazine invites families to bring home the “Mighty Marvel Universe”!
• Readers should be ready to join forces with all of the favorite avengers.
• This issue is packed with exciting comics, games, cool activities, brain teasing puzzles, fun cutouts and tons of info about your favorite characters!
36 PGS./ALL AGES/$4.99
TRIM: 8.5 X 10.875 in.

Disney*Pixar
Cars Magazine #8

• Follow the adventures of Lightening McQueen, Mater and other characters from Radiator Springs.
• This issue of the magazine contains brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, a pull-out poster, games and more.
• Kids love to see their own drawing, poems and letters published in the Cars Club section of the magazine.
44 PGS./ALL AGES/$4.99
TRIM: 8 X 10.8125 in.

Disney Fairies Magazine #8
• Join all the Disney Fairies from Pixie Hollow in this sparkling magazine.
• In this issue you’ll find exciting stories, magical activities and crafts, a collectible pull-out poster and great giveaways. Fairies Magazine is for young girls who love everything about fairies.
• Check out the pictures of pixies from kids just like you. In the Fairy Club, readers can send in drawings, poems and letters. Some might appear in future issues.
44 PGS./ALL AGES/$4.99
TRIM: 8 X 10.8125 in.

MUPPETS #2 (of 4)
Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE
Art by ROGER LANGRIDGE
Paint by KAWAII CREATIVE STUDIO
Cover by ELISABETTA MELARANCI & GIANLUCA BARONE
• It’s loads of summer fun in the sun when the Muppets throw a beach party extravaganza!
• When Fozzie gets an offer he can’t refuse, he leaves Scooter high and dry without a partner for his act. Can Scooter find a replacement for his routine? Can Fozzie overcome his homesickness and perform for his new troupe?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

X-MEN LEGACY #272
Christos Gage (w)
Rafa Sandoval (a)
cover by MARK BROOKS
• Trapped in another world and in the clutches of the terrifying Swarm, Rogue struggles to stay alive long enough to find a way home!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #6
DAVE LAPHAM (w)
Renato Arlem (a)
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
• The lady Penance rises, promising salvation for all who follow her!
• A reincarnated Alpha mutant returns!
• Can the X-Terminated trust their leader?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FIRST X-MEN #1 (of 5)
NEAL ADAMS & CHRISTOS GAGE (w)
NEAL ADAMS (a/C)
MODERN ARTIST VARIANT by RYAN STEGMAN also available
NEAL ADAMS VARIANT also available
NEAL ADAMS SKETCH VARIANT also available
• X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel’s Mutants!
• The secret history of the X-Men…BEFORE Xavier’s team!
• Starring Wolverine & Sabretooth!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GAMBIT #1 & 2
James Asmus (w)
Clay Mann (a/C)
Variant Cover by TBD
• ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
• When Marvel’s premiere thief sets his sights on his biggest score yet, he may just end up over his head. It’s going to take more than just playing cards and southern charm to get out of this one!
•BONUS! Bella Donna is NOT in this issue!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

ASTONISHING X-MEN #53
Written by Marjorie Liu
Penciled by Mike Perkins
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
• After the explosive ending of the last issue, the team is on the run!
• Northstar accepts a deadly assignment…what is life like for the one who gets left behind?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-FACTOR #241 & 242
Peter David (w) • Leonard Kirk (a)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
• The first of five issues that will CHANGE THE FACE OF X-FACTOR FOREVER.
• PART I: A rejected Strong Guy does the unthinkable!
• PART II: Two characters you never thought would come face-to-face are finally reunited.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

NEW MUTANTS #47 & 48
DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING (w)
FELIX RUIZ (a)
Covers by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
• The Hellions return in “Fear The Future” part 1!
• The New Mutants thought they’d defeated their most unexpected foe, but they will soon learn that while you can change the future, but you can never escape it!
• The shocking story that (yeah, we’re saying it) will change the New Mutants as you know them!
32 PGS./ (EACH) Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

X-MEN #33 & 34
Brian Wood (w)
Issue #33 – David Lopez (a)
Issue #34 – ROLAND BOSCHI (a)
Covers by Jorge Molina
• The history of the Proto Mutants is revealed!
• Mr. Grey makes his move against the X-Men…and it’s not what any of them are expecting!
• Colossus makes a decision that could endanger the entire team.
• Storm’s field agents are kidnapped and a weapon of the X-Men’s making goes missing
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

UNCANNY X-FORCE #29 & 30
RICK REMENDER (w)
Issue #29 – Julian Totino Tedesco (a)
Issue #30 – DAVID WILLIAMS (a)
Cover by JEROME OPEñA
• It’s all built to this: “Final Execution” enters its last act!
• The new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants makes their move!
• Fantomex’s deceptions come back to haunt the team!
32 PGS./ (EACH) Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

WOLVERINE #311 & 312
JEPH LOEB (w) • SIMONE BIANCHI (a/C)
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (#311)
Variant Cover by LEINIL YU (#312)
• Sabretooth is back – but which one is the real one?
• Where has Sabretooth been and whose side is he on this time?
• The identity of the red-headed woman who came to Wolverine’s rescue is revealed!
32 PGS./ (EACH) Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

X-TREME X-MEN #2 & 3
Greg Pak (w) • Stephen Segovia (a)
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
• Dazzler adjusts to life dimension hopping on the run.
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32 PGS./ (EACH) Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

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DANIEL WAY (w) • SALVA ESPIN (a)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
• Part two of “Blacklisted!”
• The return of classic Deadpool Detractor, BLACK SWAN!
• Will the now-killable assassin get assassin’d?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-4 (of 4)
CULLEN BUNN (w) • DALIBOR TALAJIC (a)
CoverS by KAARE ANDREWS
• What if everthing you thought was funny about Deadpool…was actually just disturbing?
• What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe?
• What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you?
• The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a weekly horror comic like no other…
32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$2.99 (EACH)

FURY MAX #5
Garth Ennis (w)
Goran Parlov (a/c)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
• The Bay of Pigs Invasion has begun!
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32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

UNTOLD TALES OF THE PUNISHER MAX #3 (of 5)
MEGAN ABBOTT (w) tBD (a)
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
• Acclaimed crime novelist and Edgar Award winner MEGAN ABBOTT (Queenpin, The End of Everything) takes on the Punisher!
32 PGS./EXPLICITY CONTENT…$3.99

BRILLIANT #7
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • MARK BAGLEY (a/C)
From the award-winning creators behind ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE comes the shocking creator-owned series that gives you something very different than a regular superhero comic and asks the question: How would the world react if a group of brilliant college students actually discovered the secret of superpowers? Well now, the secret is out!
40 PGS./Mature …$3.95
© 2012 Jinxworld Inc.

SECRET SERVICE #5 (of 7)
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Gary’s spy skills and confidence have blossomed. Now it’s time to put them to use where it matters most: on the home front, where his violent stepdad will finally meet his match. Meanwhile, it’s time for Jack to discover the truth behind the missing sci-fi celebrities. A grand conspiracy is revealed and illusions are shattered when a young entrepreneur unveils his secrets.
32 PGS./Mature …$2.99

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