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Marvel and Icon Graphic Novels & Collected Editions On Sale In August 2012 [Solicitations]

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 and graphic novels, which compile and usually complete comics stories initially serialized monthly in 20-page pamphlet-style comics you totally can’t put on a shelf. Below you will find the cover artwork and hype copy for new trade paperbacks, hardcovers and omnibuses coming from Marvel Comics and Icon in August including the original graphic novel Doctor Strange: Season One by Fred Van Lente and Emma Rios, Machine Teen: History 101001 by Marc Sumerak and Mike Hawthorne, and an omnibus collection of the Ultimate Comics storyline “The Death of Spider-Man.”MILLAR & MCNIVEN’S NEMESIS TPB
MARK MILLAR (w) • STEVE MCNIVEN (a/C)
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 2012
The writer and artist behind Civil War and Old Man Logan return with a tale of one man with a plan for vengeance! Who is Nemesis? He is a son of privilege, an inheritor of billions from his deceased parents. He owns a fleet of the finest cars, a hangar full of planes and has countless technological gadgets at his command. Donning a mask and long flowing cape, he’s a man in white fighting relentlessly for a cause he believes in. But if you’re thinking this is a story you’ve already heard before, think again. Nemesis tracks the violent fantasies come to life of the villain to top all villains in an in-your-face, unapologetic tour-de-force of action, ultraviolence and over-the-top humor Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and McNiven (Civil War) style! Collecting MILLAR & MCNIVEN’S NEMESIS #1-4.
112 PGS./Mature …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4866-1

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN: DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, MARK MILLAR, JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI, DAVID LAFUENTE, JOELLE JONES, JAMIE MCKELVIE, SKOTTIE YOUNG, LAN MEDINA, ELENA CASAGRANDE, CHRIS SAMNEE, MARK BAGLEY, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, GABRIEL HARDMAN, BRYAN HITCH, LEE GARBETT, STEVEN KURTH, ERIC NGUYEN, CARLO PAGULAYAN, SALVADOR LARROCA, CLAYTON CRAIN, LUKE ROSS, BILLY TAN & MITCH BREITWEISER
Cover by JOE QUESADA
For more than ten years, Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis has spun the tale of young Peter Parker. Under his pen, the neophyte Spider-Man blossomed from an awkward and gangly schoolboy into a tried-and-true hero, an inspiration to a world of ultimate wonder. But all stories must come to an end. And as shadows gather, villains plot and heroes clash, Peter’s final story will unfold. It’s the death of Spider-Man – and the ending will shock you. Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2009) #15 and #150-160, ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #1-6, and ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #1-6.
600 PGS./Rated T+ …$75.00
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6464-7
Trim size: oversized

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 14 HC
Written by GERRY CONWAY with STEVE ENGLEHART
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER with ROSS ANDRU, JOHN BUSCEMA & SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by GIL KANE
FANTASTIC FOUR stands tall as one of the most famous super-hero series of all time – and it certainly didn’t get there by resting on its laurels. How better can that be proven than by another MARVEL MASTERWORKS collection? First, Dr. Doom pushes the FF to the limit! Then, Human Torch and Medusa adventure in the Himalayas! Reed and Sue’s relationship is strained when Sue joins Namor in an invasion of New York – and just to keep things tense, the Frightful Four pile on, too! Then, Ultron crashes Crystal and Quicksilver’s wedding! Finally, it’s a Thing vs. Hulk battle royale and a tense time-traveling tale – masterworks, one and all! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #142-150, GIANT-SIZE SUPER-STARS #1, GIANT-SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR #2 and AVENGERS (1963) #127.
272 PGS./All Ages …$69.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5963-6
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 14 HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 188 (DM ONLY)
272 PGS./All Ages …$69.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5964-3

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Penciled by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Covers by JACK KIRBY & RICHARD ISANOVE
Steve Rogers might have been the prototypical 98-pound weakling, but that wasn’t going to stop him from serving his country. Transformed by the Super Solider Serum into America’s No. 1 fighting man, he became a symbol of patriotism, hope and perseverance on the eve of the nation’s entrance into World War II. Never before and never since has comics seen a hero as timely as Captain America! Now, at long last, you can experience the original Golden Age adventures of the Sentinel of Liberty from his 1941 inaugural appearance. You’ll meet Bucky Barnes and the Red Skull, behold Simon and Kirby’s trend-setting brand of storytelling, and even read Stan Lee’s first comic-book tale! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS (1941) #1-4.
288 PGS./All Ages …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5793-9
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 TPB – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 43 (DM ONLY)
288 PGS./All Ages …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5794-6

HULK: ABOMINABLE PREMIERE HC
Written by BRUCE JONES
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR. & LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Bear witness as two of the Marvel Universe’s most deadly villains make life even more unbearable for the Incredible Hulk! First, watch as the Abomination – the only gamma-spawned creature able to match the Hulk’s strength – strikes a bargain with a secret organization by promising to bring in the Hulk once and for all! Then, see what happens when Crusher Creel – a.k.a. the Absorbing Man – uses his awesome powers in a most unexpected way: by absorbing the mind of the Bruce Banner’s alter ego, the Hulk! When the gamma-green dust settles, will either of these two heinous heavyweights have proven to be more than a match for old Jade Jaws? Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #50-59.
272 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6255-1
Trim size: standard
HULK: ABOMINABLE PREMIERE HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 106 (DM ONLY)
272 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6256-8

ASTONISHING X-MEN: NORTHSTAR HC WEAVER COVER
Written by MARJORIE LIU & TIM FISH
Covers by DUSTIN WEAVER & MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
The X-Men return to New York City, but it’s not a social call – the Marauders are back! Something from Northstar’s past has resurfaced and is looking for revenge – and when his boyfriend Kyle goes missing, will Northstar choose him or the team? Plus: Karma is losing control of her mind and taking control of the other X-Men – but all that pales in comparison to how this story ends! Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #48-51 and material from NATION X #2.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6179-0
Trim size: oversized
ASTONISHING X-MEN: NORTHSTAR HC DJURDJEVIC COVER (DM ONLY)
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6642-9
Trim size: oversized

DR. STRANGE: SEASON ONE PREMIERE HC
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by EMMA RIOS
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
A window-crashing, high-flying, globe-traveling, ghost-battling adventure from the earliest days of Doctor Strange’s training in the mystic arts! Part Indiana Jones, part Lord of the Rings, thrill to this new tale of how a selfish, arrogant surgeon collided with a hot-headed martial artist to become the greatest team the mystic arts have ever seen! If only they can stop hitting each other and figure out how all this magic stuff works anyway. Also featuring DEFENDERS (2012) #1, by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6387-9
Trim size: standard

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN BY JASON AARON VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by NICK BRADSHAW & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
When Kitty Pryde appears to have become pregnant overnight, Beast, Iceman and Rachel Grey shrink down and enter Kitty’s bloodstream to discover the truth behind her…condition! Meanwhile, Wolverine and Kid Omega travel to an intergalactic casino to win enough money to keep the Jean Grey School going! And when a billion Brood invade the school, Kitty, Broo the Broodling and an army of Bamfs must face a new, unstoppable foe! And if all that weren’t enough, Sabretooth takes on Beast in the most vicious fight ever set to paper, and Angel undertakes a dangerous repair mission when Wolverine is stricken with a problem nobody ever thought he’d face. Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #5-8.
112 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5681-9
Trim size: standard

DEADPOOL VOL. 10: EVIL DEADPOOL TPB
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN & JOHN MCCREA
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Would the real Wade Wilson please stand up? Deadpool returns to America, but he’s not coming home alone! When a collection of Deadpool’s discarded body parts meld to form an evil clone, the Merc With a Mouth faces off against himself for the crown of most hated former mercenary turned super hero turned pirate turned intergalactic bounty hunter. But their explosive confrontation brings the NYPD, Interpol and even Captain America bearing down on Deadpool, and he’ll have to convince them all there’s an even crazier, less principled version of himself on the loose! Plus: Deadpool: The Musical! Collecting DEADPOOL (2008) #45-49 and #49.1.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6011-3

FEAR ITSELF TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Penciled by SCOT EATON & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the Avengers are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – but even they know fear. And when a powerful and ancient evil overtakes our world, each hero must make a sacrifice to save the Earth. But as the Serpent’s mystical hammers transform friend and foe alike into unstoppable agents of destruction, as terror takes hold and the Serpent’s power grows, as Odin prepares to burn the Earth to cinders to save his people – it’s not these sacrifices the Avengers fear. It’s the knowledge that no matter what price they pay, this battle may be unwinnable. Heroes will fall, gods will die, and fear will rule the day – as the hammer falls! Collecting FEAR ITSELF: BOOK OF THE SKULL and FEAR ITSELF #1-7.
248 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5663-5

FEAR ITSELF: AVENGERS TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO, JOHN ROMITA JR. & MIKE DEODATO JR.
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
FEAR ITSELF hammers the Avengers! The Red Skull’s daughter has unleashed an evil as old as Midgard itself: The Serpent has risen to reclaim Earth, recruiting seven of its most powerful superhumans as his advance guard, the Worthy. The result is all-out action in classic Avengers style! The Thing vs. Red Hulk! Spider-Woman vs. Hulk! Steve Rogers vs. Master Man! And Squirrel Girl vs. the Red Skull’s Nazi hordes?! Plus: What happens when Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, stands up to fear itself? Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #13-17 and NEW AVENGERS (2010) #14-16.
184 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6349-7

FEAR ITSELF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY TPB
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
The shadow of FEAR ITSELF looms over Asgard, and only Loki holds the key to stopping the impending war between Odin’s army and the Serpent! With Thor imprisoned by the All-Father, and the rest of Asgard mistrustful of the young reincarnation of the god of mischief, Loki takes what help he can get from his new avian advisor Ikol, the undead Tyr, God of Battles, and a bloodthirsty Hel wolf, and journeys to the underworld. There he hopes to best the Serpent’s devious machinations and undermine the god of fear’s plan for world domination. But ever the trickster, when it comes to Loki, nothing is as it seems! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #622-626.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4841-8

FEAR ITSELF: THUNDERBOLTS TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER, JOE CARAMAGNA,
JEN VAN METER & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by KEV WALKER, DECLAN SHALVEY, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, ERIC CANETE
& MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH
Cover by KEV WALKER
The Thunderbolts stare into the face of fear! A mystical hammer falls from the sky and lands on the Raft, possessing the mind and body of the unstoppable Juggernaut – who becomes a servant to the Asgardian god of fear! With the prison compromised, the remaining Thunderbolts must quell an insurrection by hundreds of freed super-criminals and the dissent spreading among their ranks, as some of the team members see the chaos of Fear Itself as an ideal moment to make their escape. And, after using the weapon of the gods to cut a swath through the supermax prison facility, Juggernaut heads toward his next target: Chicago! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #158-162.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5223-1

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY: FEAR ITSELF FALLOUT TPB
Written by ROB RODI & KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by PASQUAL FERRY, RICHARD ELSON, WHILCE PORTACIO & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
Only Loki can save us! Fear has taken hold of the planet, and Earth’s only hope is that Thor can fulfill an ancient prophecy and destroy the Serpent – at the cost of his own life. It’s a plan that’s doomed to fail – without help from Loki, who was once Asgard’s greatest villain and now, reborn as a child, may become its greatest protector. Loki and his team of damned souls and deadly foes are taking the fight to the seat of the Serpent’s power. But if the former Lord of Lies has any chance of saving the world, he’ll need to call on all the skills for mischief and deceit that made him so hated in his past life. Will Loki find redemption – or damn himself even further? Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #626.1 and #627-631.
112 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5681-9
Trim size: standard

HULK SMASH AVENGERS TPB
Written by TOM DEFALCO, JOE CASEY, ROGER STERN, JIM MCCANN & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by RON FRENZ, MAX FIUMARA, KARL MOLINE, AGUSTIN PADILLA & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by LEE WEEKS
A five-part punch-fest that explores how the relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has evolved through the decades! First, Hulk takes on his former teammates, the original 1960s Avengers! Then, he clashes with the Avengers of the 1970s and 1980s! As Mr. Fixit, the cunning Gray Hulk battles the 1990s West Coast Avengers. And finally, the Red Hulk faces off against the 2000s’ Mighty Avengers! Collecting HULK SMASH AVENGERS #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6305-3

THE TWELVE VOL. 2 TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & CHRIS WESTON
Penciled by CHRIS WESTON
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
At last! The time-stranded heroes of World War II are back! Who’s behind the mysterious killings? The answer is electrifying – and one member of the Twelve will fall! It’s madness, mayhem and more madness as the WWII heroes face off against the killer that has targeted them for death! All your questions will be answered, but nothing can prepare you for what comes next! Collecting THE TWELVE #7-12 and THE TWELVE: SPEARHEAD.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3374-2

THE STAND VOL. 4: HARDCASES TPB
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by TOMM COKER
Who are the Hardcases? Like the rest of the one percent who outlived the worldwide sweep of death known as Captain Trips, they are survivors. But as followers and acolytes of the Dark Man, Randall Flagg, they are enforcers of a nihilistic plan that will reshape the new world in his image. One of them, the Trashcan Man, satisfied his hunger for fire by burning Gary, Indiana, to the ground. And now that he’s heard the Dark Man’s calling, drawing him halfway across the country to Las Vegas, there’s no turning back. It’s time for the whole world to burn. Collecting THE STAND: HARDCASES #1-5.
136 PGS./Parental AdvisorySLC …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3524-1
Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King. TM & © 2010 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES BY JONATHAN HICKMAN VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ESAD RIBIC & BRANDON PETERSON
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Nations fall, gods die, and Earth’s mightiest heroes face their ultimate challenge! Iron Man, Thor and Hawkeye form the core of the Ultimates – S.H.I.E.L.D.’s finest fighting force, all too often the only thing keeping the world from total disaster. But when the walls of the mysterious City open up and the hyper-evolved Children of Tomorrow spill out, the Ultimates suddenly find themselves powerless against an unbeatable enemy. As even as Thor’s Asgardian brethren fall before the Children, the God of Thunder makes a startling discovery about this incredible new threat – which might not be such a new threat after all! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES (2011) #1-6.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5718-2

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY NICK SPENCER VOL. 1 TPB
Written by NICK SPENCER
Penciled by PACO MEDINA & CARLO BARBERI
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
The human race has taken drastic steps to solve “the mutant problem” in the aftermath of Magneto’s Ultimatum: An executive order to shoot unregistered mutants on sight. Prison camps. And worse. Mutantkind is scattered and hiding. Iceman and Kitty Pryde have taken refuge with the Human Torch in the subterranean Morlock tunnels. Karen Grant and Ultimate X are on the run. Quicksilver has taken the offensive, brokering a deal with none other than the president. But when the world discovers the true history of the X-gene, the decades-old secret threatens to destabilize the planet – and the divide between mankind and mutantkind grows wider than ever before! It’s a brave, new world for the X-Men. Will they survive the opening salvo? Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN (2011) #1-6.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4102-0

UNCANNY X-FORCE VOL. 4: THE DARK ANGEL SAGA BOOK 2 TPB
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JEROME OPENA, ESAD RIBIC & ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
The Age of Archangel! X-Force has returned from the twisted Age of Apocalypse with the Celestial Life Seed, their only hope to prevent their friend Angel from transforming into the monstrous Archangel, heir to Apocalypse. But X-Force is too late: Archangel has already ascended – and he stands poised to succeed where his dead master failed. All life on Earth is forfeit unless X-Force can stop Archangel – by destroying him. But can a team of hardened killers assassinate one of their own? Can Psylocke kill the man she loves? And even if X-Force is willing to cross that line, has Archangel become too powerful to stop? Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE #14-19.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5888-2

UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN VOL. 1 TPB
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by CARLOS PACHECO, RODNEY BUCHEMI, JORGE MOLINA, PACO DIAZ & BRANDON PETERSON
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Earth’s mightiest mutants! In the wake of Schism, Cyclops leads a team of X-Men whose express purpose is to deal with extinction-level events. Meet the X-Men’s “Extinction Team”: Storm, Emma Frost, Magneto, Namor, Colossus, Danger, Magik and Hope. And the team’s formation hasn’t come a moment too soon, for longtime X-Men nemesis Mr. Sinister has brazenly taken possession of the massive alien Dreaming Celestial – an act of open hostility designed to put the X-Men in their place, but also an offensive that will draw the attention of the godlike Celestials themselves. Now, the planet’s fate hangs in the balance as Cyclops and the X-Men fight a war on two fronts! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5994-0

WOLVERINE: GOODBYE, CHINATOWN TPB
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by RON GARNEY & RENATO GUEDES
Cover by RON GARNEY
Just when he thought he was out, Chinatown pulled him back in! Wolverine’s been to Hell and back – literally – and now he’s ready for a fresh start. But before he can move on, he’ll need to take care of some old business – as the secret kingpin of Chinatown – when an underground drug-trafficking ring threatens to tear San Francisco apart. As the bodies pile up and Wolverine stabs his way toward the truth, he and his allies – including the crass Agent of Atlas known as Gorilla-Man and the indulgent Immortal Weapon called Fat Cobra – come face-to-face with ninja commandos, super-powered maniacs … and fire-breathing dragons?! Just how deep underground does the war really go? And what old enemies lurk in the darkness? Collecting WOLVERINE (2010) #17-20.
112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6142-4

X-FACTOR VOL. 15: THEY KEEP KILLING MADROX TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
X-Factor has suffered its greatest casualty yet: Madrox, the man of many multiples who’s led the team since its inception, is gone. It wasn’t supposed to be this way, but only Layla Miller knows why – and the secret she’s keeping goes to the heart of her powers and purpose with X-Factor. With their fearless leader dead, and the schism between Wolverine and Cyclops ripping the mutant world apart, X-Factor’s future is uncertain. That’s why Wolverine has paid the team a visit, offering a shocking new option for the world’s only mutant detective agency. It’s two for the price of one as Havok and Polaris return from exile to take charge of X-Factor Investigations! But is Madrox really dead? Even Jamie isn’t sure! Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #229-232.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6061-8

X-MEN LEGACY: FIVE MILES SOUTH OF THE UNIVERSE TPB
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by STEVE KURTH & KHOI PHAM
Cover by CLAY MANN
Interstellar search and rescue! Responding to a telepathic distress call from a former teammate, Rogue, Magneto, Gambit and Frenzy teleport thousands of light years across the galaxy – only to find themselves caught in the crossfire of an inter-species conflict aboard a massive space station. As Rogue and the others struggle to save their teammates, the damaged space station drifts ever closer to a collapsing sun – imperiling the lives of the billions aboard. Can the X-Men rescue their friends, put down the rebellion and prevent the station’s incineration before time runs out? Collecting X-MEN LEGACY #254-260.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6068-7

ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED PROSE NOVEL HC
Written by PETER DAVID
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
The X-Men have evolved. Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the team with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the “mutant cure” reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally – and some unexpected adversaries – tipping the scales! Experience Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s blockbuster re-imagining of the X-Men like never before in this new adaptation!
352 PGS./No Rating …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6514-9
Trim size: 6 1/4 x 8

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW STRIKES TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES, RENATO ARLEM, NEIL EDWARDS, STEVE KURTH, RON LIM & AGUSTIN PADILLA
A new Black Widow solo adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Before Natasha assembles with the Avengers Initiative, see her travel back to her homeland to match wits and fists with a deadly admirer in this hard-hitting espionage adventure set between the events of IRON MAN 2 and MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS! Collecting MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #1-3.
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6568-2

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED BOOK 3 – THE SCOUNDREL TPB
Written by JESSICA RUFFNER-BOOTH
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
St. Louis’ future hangs in the balance when master vampires Alejandro and Jean-Claude pit their dark forces against each other in a battle for control of the city’s vampires! Only Anita Blake holds the key to turning the tide of this war, but can either vampire leader be trusted not to make her a slave of desire? And that’s just her day job. Anita gets back in the game when she agrees to a date with science teacher Richard Zeeman, but this seemingly normal hunk is conspicuously cool with the dangers of Anita’s profession and the horrific exploits of her associates like Jean-Claude. Will sparks fly, or is this regular guy too good to be true? Collecting ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED – THE SCOUNDREL #1-5.
120 PGS./Mature …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4693-3

ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN TPB
Written by FRANK MILLER
Penciled by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Meet Elektra Natchios, a young woman who has played many intriguing roles: gymnast, martial artist, ninja, assassin. But this enigmatic woman, trained in the arts of ninjitsu and renowned as the world’s deadliest assassin … is dead. Or is she? An unconscious woman washes ashore in a small Central American country. Two policemen are strangled. A diplomat is assassinated. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is brutally dismembered. Unrelated events? Hardly. Elektra has returned. Whether she’s been miraculously resurrected or this is an untold tale from Elektra’s past is left for the reader to decide. But one thing remains certain, Elektra is back with a vengeance. From the combined talents of two of comics’ greatest innovators – Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz – comes this psychological excursion through the mind, body and soul of the world’s most dangerous woman. Collecting ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN #1-8.
272 PGS./Explicit Content …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6356-5

CABLE CLASSIC VOL. 3 TPB
Written by JEPH LOEB & LARRY HAMA
Penciled by DAVID BREWER, STEVE SKROCE,
IAN CHURCHILL & ADAM KUBERT
Cover by STEVE SKROCE
The chronicle of the mighty mutant cyborg known as Cable continues under superstar writer Jeph Loeb! First, it’s the debut of the grotesque Marrow – but what has become of her fellow Morlocks? Next, Cable teams up with Wolverine, Cyclops and Phoenix to battle the techno-organic threat of the Phalanx! Then, Cable, Storm and Caliban take on Apocalypse’s former flunkies, the Dark Riders – but the identity of their new leader Genesis shocks Cable to the core! And finally, when the end of the world looms, and an Age of Apocalypse beckons, who will Cable reach out to for support – and what hidden truths will he reveal? Collecting CABLE (1993) #15-20 and WOLVERINE (1988) #85.
208 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5972-8

DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOL. 7 TPB
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & BUDDY SCALERA
Penciled by PAUL CHADWICK, MICHAEL LOPEZ, DARICK ROBERTSON, ANTHONY WILLIAMS, GEORGES JEANTY, KARL KERSCHL & LIAM SHARP
Cover by STEVE DILLON
It’s a cruel summer when Deadpool takes on the mob! Hired by a dirty cop to kill six Mafia dons, Deadpool soon falls for his contact, a beautiful tattoo artist. But all is not as it seems. Then, Deadpool gets an unwelcome sidekick, the youthful Pool Boy – but will the partnership kill them both? And Deadpool’s shapeshifting ex-girlfriend Copycat returns, insane with jealousy, just as Deadpool must face the maniacal Mercy Sisters! Plus: Blood and bullets fly when Deadpool accepts a contract on the Punisher’s life! Guest-starring Deadpool’s longtime crush, X-Force’s Siryn! It’s all-out action as only the Merc With a Mouth can deliver! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #46-56 and material from X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #28.
272 PGS./Rated T …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6238-4

AVENGERS: CELESTIAL QUEST TPB
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART
Penciled by JORGE SANTAMARIA & JOE STATON
Cover by JORGE SANTAMARIA
Journey with a select group of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as they embark on a quest of cosmic proportions! When the Celestial Madonna known as Mantis sends out a space-spanning SOS that’s received by the Vision, the Avengers’ resident android gathers an elite squad of heroes – including Thor, Scarlet Witch and Silverclaw – to come to her rescue. But what happens when the big bad gunning for Mantis turns out to be the nigh-omnipotent (and Death’s main squeeze) Thanos of Titan? Get ready for a galactic-sized dose of stellar excitement, as only Marvel Comics can bring it! Collecting AVENGERS: CELESTIAL QUEST #1-8.
216 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6233-9

NAMOR VISIONARIES BY JOHN BYRNE VOL. 2 TPB
Written by JOHN BYRNE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
Continue the saga of the Sub-Mariner with this second volume chronicling the adventures of Atlantis’ Avenging Son, as presented by superstar writer/artist John Byrne! Marvel as Namor reforges alliances with his fellow Invaders, battles long-forgotten foes from World War II, and begins to unravel the mystery of Immortal Iron Fist and current Defender Danny Rand! All while dealing with the most insidious force of all: corporate scheming and subterfuge! Guest starring Captain America, Spitfire, Union Jack, the original Human Torch and more! Collecting NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER (1990) #10-18.
232 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6043-4

MACHINE TEEN: HISTORY 101001 TPB
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by JAMES JEAN
Meet Adam Aaronson – the ideal teenager. Straight “A” student. Captain of the West Tech football team. Smart. Handsome. Charismatic. Every boy wants to be him. Every girl wants to be with him! But after a series of debilitating seizures, Adam makes a discovery that will shake his very reality to the core: the fact that he isn’t real at all! Join Adam as he begins to decrypt the truth about his origins and what it truly means to be human! It’s not easy being the perfect teen … even when you’re BUILT that way! Collecting MACHINE TEEN #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T … $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6486-9

THUNDERBOLTS: LIKE LIGHTNING TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KEV WALKER & DECLAN SHALVEY
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Still on the lam through the timestream, the Thunderbolts go medieval on King Arthur and his court! But as the Ghost gets ready to make his move, Fixer discovers a terrible secret! Meanwhile, Songbird escapes for an island vacation, where a mad scientist sets his sights on her – but he ain’t the only one mad about it! Then: It had to happen – Thunderbolts vs. Thunderbolts! Years ago, the Thunderbolts were formed to protect a planet devoid of heroes – but they were villains in disguise! Now, as the modern-day ‘Bolts come crashing into their earliest days, they’ll make a decision that could destroy the Marvel Universe – or save it! Will Zemo’s legacy of evil destroy our present, or can the Thunderbolts pull the world back from oblivion? Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #169-174.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6171-4

ESSENTIAL WARLOCK VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS, MIKE FRIEDRICH, RON GOULART, GERRY CONWAY, JIM STARLIN
& BILL MANTLO
Penciled by GIL KANE, JOHN BUSCEMA, BOB BROWN, HERB TRIMPE, JIM STARLIN & JOHN BYRNE
Cover by JIM STARLIN
Part super-hero spectacle and part spiritual allegory, Adam Warlock must struggle with his inner demons even as he strives to oppose such dreadful threats as the Man-Beast, the Magus and Thanos of Titan! Collecting MARVEL PREMIERE #1-2, WARLOCK (1972) #1-15, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #176-178, STRANGE TALES (1951) #178-181, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #55 and ANNUAL #2, and AVENGERS ANNUAL (1967) #7.
576 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6331-2

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