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Marvel And Icon Comics On Sale In May 2012 [Solicitations]

Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new comic books going on sale in May, 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 Marvel’s offerings for May include the debut of Fury Max by Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov with covers by Dave Johnson, not to mention the return of Marvel Zombies and new issues of Defenders and Daredevil and all your favorite Marvel books.

Avx: Vs #2 (of 6)
KIERON GILLEN/STEVE MCNIVEN(w)
SALVADOR LARROCA/STEVE MCNIVEN(a)
COVER BY SALVADOR LARROCA
Fight Poster Variant by STEVE MCNIVEN
• The premier tie-in to AVENGERS vs. X-MEN!
• SPIDER-MAN vs. COLOSSUS
• CAPTAIN AMERICA vs. GAMBIT
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3-4 (of 12)
Issue #3 ED BRUBAKER (W)
ISSUE #4 JONATHAN HICKMAN (w)
JOHN ROMITA JR (a)
CoverS by JIM CHEUNG
Issue #3 Variant cover by J. Scott. Campbell
Issue #3 Variant cover by Sara Pichelli
Issue #4 Variant Cover by Mark Bagley
Issue #4 Variant Cover by Jerome Opeña

Issue #3
• The Avengers and the X-Men scour the Earth searching for the host of the Phoenix!
• Hope takes matters into her own hands!
• And Captain America and Wolverine come to bitter blows!
Issue #4
• All across the globe-in the Savage Land, in Wakanda, in Tabula Rasa and more-Avenger battles X-Man for the fate of the world!
• Hope has a suicide mission to propose to Wolverine!
• While in space, the Avengers’ away team meets the Phoenix head on!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

AVENGERS #26
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • WALT SIMONSON (a/c)
• AVX TIE-IN!
• One of the Avengers must betray the team to fill their destiny with the Phoenix.
• A game-changer for the Avengers franchise…and it is not who you think!
• Comics legend Walt Simonson is back!!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #12
KIERON GILLEN (w) • GREG LAND (A/C)
• AVX TIE-IN!
• The Avengers and X-Men take their battles world-wide.
• Return to Tabula Rasa!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #10 & 11
JASON AARON (w) • CHRIS BACHALO (a/c)
• AVX TIE-INS!
• Cyclops comes to the Jean Grey School!
• Will Wolverine’s X-Men join Cyclops against the Avengers?
• ICEMAN vs RED HULK!
32PGS./Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

NEW AVENGERS #26
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • MIKE DEODATO (a/c)
• AVX TIE-IN!
• The secret history of the Phoenix is revealed in K’un Lun’s book of the dead Iron Fists. One of the most important chapters in the AVX story.
• What is Danny Rand’s secret connection to the Phoenix?
32PGS./Rated T …$3.99

SECRET AVENGERS #27
RICK REMENDER (w) • RENATO GUEDES (A)
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
• AVX TIE-IN!
• Captain Marvel reborn to unite all Kree!
• Captain Marvel, The Protector and Ms. Marvel vs The Avengers!
• Who is Minister Marvel and why has he drawn the Phoenix to the Kree homeworld?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS ACADEMY #29 & 30
CHRISTOS GAGE (w) • TOM GRUMMETT (a)
Covers by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI • AVX TIE-IN!
• Both issues tie-in to AVENGERS VS. X-MEN!
• The Utopia and Gen Hope teens have come to the Academy…as prisoners?
• Sebastian Shaw strikes!
• Guest-starring Wolverine, Hawkeye, Hercules and Captain America!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99 (EACH)

X-MEN LEGACY #266 & 267
CHRISTOS GAGE (w) • RAFA SANDOVAL (a)
CoverS by MARK BROOKS • AVX TIE-IN!
“OCCUPY THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL”
• Avengers She-Hulk, Falcon and Moon Knight are tasked with securing the Jean Grey School…
• And Rogue and her team of X-Men aren’t too happy about it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • MARK BAGLEY (a/C)
• Avengers versus the Zodiac! But who is behind the Zodiac?
• PLUS! The reappearance of a team of characters you’ve been clamoring for!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel’s The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
FRED VAN LENTE (w) • RON LIM (a/C)
• The all-ages, action-packed prequel to the Avengers movie is here!
• Meet the incredible cast of the Avengers Initiative: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye!
• The perfect introduction to The Avengers movie coming out in May 2012!
32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #1 (OF 5)
TOM DEFALCO (w) • RON FRENZ (a)
Cover by LEE WEEKS • A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
• Hulk vs. the 60′s-era Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Giant-Man, Wasp and Thor!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

HULK SMASH
AVENGERS #2 (OF 5)

JOE CASEY (w)
MAX FIUMARA (a)
Cover by LEE WEEKS • Hulk vs. the ’70s-era Avengers: Iron Man, Wasp, Vision and the Beast!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

HULK SMASH
AVENGERS #3 (OF 5)

ROGER STERN (w)
KARL MOLINE (a)
Cover by LEE WEEKS • Hulk vs. the ’80s-era Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Wasp, Captain Marvel and Thor!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

HULK SMASH
AVENGERS #4 (OF 5)

JIM MCCANN (w)
AGUSTIN PADILLA (a)
Cover by LEE WEEKS
• Mr. Fixit Hulk vs. the ’90s-era West Coast Avengers: Iron Man, Wonder Man, Mockingbird, Tigra and Hawkeye!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

HULK SMASH
AVENGERS #5 (OF 5)

FRED VAN LENTE (w)
MICHAEL AVON OEMING (a)
Cover by LEE WEEKS
• Red Hulk vs. the 2000s-era Mighty Avengers…Black Widow, Wonder Man, Ares, Sentry and the Wasp!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

ULTIMATE COMICS
SPIDER-MAN #10

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w)
DAVID MARQUEZ (a)
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
• It’s Prowler vs. Spider-Man! Uncle vs. nephew!
• The superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis and newcomer David Marquez continue Miles Morales’ journey to becoming a hero!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS
ULTIMATES #10 & 11

SAM HUMPHRIES &
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w)
LUKE ROSS (a)
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
• New creative team! Rising talent Sam Humphries and superstar artist Luke Ross join writer Jonathan Hickman!
• It’s the beginning of a new era for the United States!
• How do Nick Fury and the Ultimates move forward in the aftermath of the People vs. the Children?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #11
NICK SPENCER (w)
PACO MEDINA (a)
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS • The Nimrod Fleet continues their brutal massacre of mutants.
• Stryker is reborn.
•The face of the United States is changed forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #12
NICK SPENCER (w) CARLO BARBERI (a)
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
• The mysteries of the mutant dead deepen even further.
• A familiar and much feared foe makes an unexpected return.
• What do you know about the last time the world ended?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

VENOM #17 & 18
RICK REMENDER & CULLEN BUNN (w)
Issue #17 Kev Walker (a)
Issue #18 Lan Medina (a)
CoverS by Mike DelMundo
• Venom faces a gauntlet of doom as the Crime-Master unites Jack O’Lantern, The Human Fly, Toxin and more to destroy Flash Thompson!
• The Crime-Master’s plan is so diabolical, so vile, that it forces Eddie Brock to become a symbiote’s host once more – and takes the war to Flash Thompson’s Family, Betty Brant and even Peter Parker!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN:
ENDS OF THE EARTH #1

DAN SLOTT, BRIAN CLEVENGER
AND ROB WILLIAMS (W)
THONY SILAS (A)
COVER BY SEBASTAIN FIUMARA
• From one “Ends of the Earth” to the other, Spider-Man isn’t the only hero fighting free the globe from Doctor Octopus’s treacherous tentacles in this extra sized story!
• And the dying doctor has some wicked worldly associates of his own.
• Guest staring: Big Hero Six and Union Jack
32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
ANNUAL #39

BRIAN REED (w)
LEE GARBETT (a/C)
• Spider-Man is stuck in a world where Peter Parker never existed!
• And reality is coming apart!
• Guest staring the Avengers!
48 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #7
kATHERINE iMMONEN (w)
Stuart Immonen (a/C)
• A night out with Spider-Man and She-Hulk!
• All the thwipping and quipping and none of the calories!
• Katherine and Stuart Immonen smash their way into the book so action packed it keeps flying off the shelves…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #685
DAN SLOTT (w) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (a)
Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
VARIANT Cover by Gabriele DELLOTTO
• Part four of the epic “Ends of the Earth”
• Featuring the World’s Greatest Super Hero: Doctor Octopus!
• Guest staring Black Widow and Silver Sable.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686
DAN SLOTT (w) • STEFANO CASELLI (a/C)
VARIANT Cover by Gabriele DELLOTTO
• In this perilously penultimate issue of “Ends of the Earth” Inferno: Earth rages!
• We promised the End of the Earth… and this is it, Jocko!
• Guest staring: a doomed planet.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

SCARLET SPIDER #5
CHRISTOPHER YOST (w)
NEIL EDWARDS (a)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
• A Nuclear Bomb is ticking, ready to devastate Kaine Parker’s new home – it’s a race against time!
• Why has the Scarlet Sentinel’s heroics attracted the ire of the Avengers?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: PARALLEL LIVES #1
GERRY CONWAY (w)
ALEX SAVIUK (a)
Cover by BOB LARKIN
• He’s Peter Parker: a shy, introverted teen whose life changed forever when a radioactive spider bit him.
• She’s Mary Jane Watson: product of a broken home, concealing her pain with an outgoing party-girl persona.
• They meet, fall in love and get married. This is their story.
• The classic 1989 graphic novel returns!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

JOHN CARTER:
THE GODS OF MARS #3 (of 5)

SAM HUMPHRIES (w)
RAMON PEREZ (a)
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
The epic Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation continues!
• John Carter and friends have escaped countless deaths, but are they running out of lives!
• Will Carter get to his long lost love before Dejah Thoris is sacrificed?
• Join rising sensations Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez on an incredible journey though the unforgettable worlds of Mars!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ #6 & 7 (of 8)
ERIC SHANOWER (w) SKOTTIE YOUNG (a/C)
• What happens when you get to the Land of Oz and you don’t fit in?
• Jim the Cab-horse challenges the Sawhorse to a race-with alarming results.
• Dorothy meets her old friends-the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, Tik-tok, and more.
• The talking Gump-head is always good for a surprise.
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99 (EACH)

• What happens when you get to the Land of Oz and you don’t fit in?
• Jim the Cab-horse challenges the Sawhorse to a race-with alarming results.
• Dorothy meets her old friends-the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, Tik-tok, and more.
• The talking Gump-head is always good for a surprise.
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99 (EACH)

THE AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #1&2 (of 3)
FRED VAN LENTE (w) • WELLINTON ALVES, RENATO ARLEM, NEIL EDWARDS, STEVE KURTH, RON LIM & AGUSTIN PADILLA (a)
COVERS BY ADI GRANOV & TBD
• A brand-new Black Widow solo adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
• Before Natasha assembles with the Avengers Initiative, see her in this hard-hitting espionage adventure set between the events of IRON MAN 2 and MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11 & 12
ED BRUBAKER (w) • PATRICK ZIRCHER (a)
• Patrick Zircher joins Ed Brubaker for “Shock To The System”
• Ex super-villains in Witness Protection murdered!
• The return of an old villain and an old lover!
• Can Cap solve this mystery before he himself becomes a target?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #630
CULLEN BUNN (w)
ALESSANDRO VITTI (a)
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
• All the patriotism and arrows in the world may not be enough to save Cap and Hawkeye from a hive of dino-monstrosities!
• A secret buried beneath the San Andres Mountains begins to unravel.
• All this and-Stegron!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #631
CULLEN BUNN (w)
ALESSANDRO VITTI (a)
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
• In the depths of an underground city, Stegron’s dream becomes a nightmare!
• Cap “goes Mezozoic” and he’s set his carnivorous sights on Hawkeye!
• And what’s freakier than creepy little kids? Creepy little dinosaur kids!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

WINTER SOLDIER #5
ED BRUBAKER (w) • BUTCH GUICE (a)
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
• Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice bring the Winter Soldier’s first arc to a dramatic ending!
• Can Bucky and the Black Widow prevent war with Latveria?
• Can Bucky stop the Sleepers he himself trained?
• Can this series get any cooler?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE MIGHTY THOR #14
MATT FRACTION (w) • PEPE LARRAZ (a)
Cover by WALT SIMONSON • How far will Donald Blake go to regain what he’s lost?
• What really happens in your room at night after you fall asleep?
• How can Thor fight a foe that’s not there?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #516
MATT FRACTION (w) • SALVADOR LARROCA (a/C)
• The mole inside Start Resilient is revealed!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517
MATT FRACTION (w) • SALVADOR LARROCA (a/C)
• If Tony Stark isn’t Iron Man, then who’s the guy in the suit?
• Zeke Stane digs for he truth
• Spymaster racks up his victims
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HULK 7.1
JASON AARON (w) • JEFTE PALO (a)
COVER BY MICHAEL KOMARCK
• Whatever happened to Bruce Banner…?
• RED SHE-HULK knows, and is NONE TOO PLEASED.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

HULK #51 & 52
JEFF PARKER (w) • CARLO PAGULAYAN (a)
• General Ross is being haunted by ghosts from his past… but WHOSE ghosts are they?
• Red Hulk wants answers, but so do… RAIZO KODO and THE FORGIVEN?!?!
• Does salvation lie in the hands of the LEGION OF MONSTERS?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

INCREDIBLE HULK #8
JASON AARON (w)
STEVE DILLON (a)
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
ASM 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT BY TBA
• In order to stay himself, Hulk must STAY ANGRY!
• How does one stay angry? How about going up against THE PUNISHER?
• And if that isn’t enough, the Green Goliath can always take on a murderous drug cartel!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #605.1
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • MIKE CHOI (a/C)
“THE FOUR”
• The Secret History of the Fantastic Four
• Everything starts just like you remember…
• It ends like something completely different.
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #606
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • RON GARNEY (a)
Cover by MIKE CHOI “INERT”
• The Fantastic Four travel to Wakanda
• The Return of Black Panther to the pages of the F4.
• What happens when the world completely runs out of Vibranium?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FF #18
JONATHAN HICKMAN (w) • NICK DRAGOTTA (a)
Cover by MIKE CHOI “SAFARI”
• The kids take their first Field Trip. To Africa!
• Meet the Science Club of Wakanda.
• The Future Foundation gets a brand new member.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES Destroy! 1 & 2 (of 5)
FRANK MARRAFFINO (w) • MIRCO PIERFEDERICI (a)
Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO • At long last! The BEST-SELLING Marvel Zombies franchise returns!
• A.R.M.O.R. is called upon to rescue a reality where the Nazis won WWII… with ZOMBIES!
• Howard the Duck brings in Nazi-fighter extraordinaire DUM DUM DUGAN and a squadron of fighters known as Ducky’s Dozen!
• SERIOUSLY, YOU GUYS! NAZI ZOMBIES!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

EXILED #1
KIERON GILLEN, DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING (w)
CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO (a)
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS • It’s NEW MUTANTS. It’s JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. It’s NEW MUTANTS *and* JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. It’s the New Journey Into Mutant Mystery!
• With a left over “s”.
• A forgotten hero returns, mightier than Thor himself, but will the truth behind his exile consume them all?
32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$2.99

EXILED PARTS 2-5

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #637
PART ONE

NEW MUTANTS #42
PART TWO

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #638
PART THREE

NEW MUTANTS #43
PART FOUR

• Gods made mortal, with mutants their only hope for survival!
• Undead cannibals on the loose, San Francisco turned inside out by forbidden magic!
• A thrilling mythological mystery adventure in the Mighty Marvel manner, the most epic crossover of 2012! (Not counting that one where As fight Xs)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

DEFENDERS #6
MATT FRACTION (w) • VICTOR IBANEZ (a)
Cover by TERRY DODSON
• WHO is trying to kill the Immortal Weapons and can Iron Fist stop them?
• WHY did the world forget about the Confederates of the Curious?
• HOW does the Concordance Engine tie all these threads together?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE PUNISHER #11
GREG RUCKA (w) • MIRKO COLAK (a)
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
• After making the streets run red in “the Omega Effect” with Spider-Man and Daredevil…
• Frank Castle speaks. And Rachel Cole is not going to like what she hears.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #12
MARK WAID (w) • CHRIS SAMNEE (a)
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
• It’s lawyers in love as Matt Murdock finally makes some time for assistant district attorney
Kirsten McDuffie.
• The best reviewed comic of the year continues as Waid and Rivera welcome aboard new
artist Chris Samnee (Ultimate Spider-Man).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #13
MARK WAID (w) • KHOI PHAM (a/C)
• THIS IS IT! “Megacrime and Punishment” Be here as Megacrime strikes back at Daredevil!
• And Matt’s “happy go lucky” veneer at last begins to peel back, revealing… darker truths that may end his career as Daredevil.
• Artist Khoi Pham returns!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Marvel Universe AVENGERS:
EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #2

CHRISTOPHER YOST (w)
ADAM DEKRAKER (a)
Cover by Khoi Pham
• Two breathtaking tales of THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES by Chris Yost, the head writer of the hit animated series.
• Lightning striking stone! Thor and Iron Man vs. Grey Gargoyle!
• Plus: It’s might vs. bright when Hulk, Wasp and Hawkeye take on Marvel’s most malicious Mensa member: the Wizard!
32 PGS./All Ages 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

Marvel Universe
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2

EUGENE SON & Jacob Semahn (w)
NUNO PLATI (a)
• From the minds behind the hit TV show, witness the web-slinging adventures of the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN!
• An easy errand for Aunt May becomes a maddening misadventure with the Malevolent MOLE MAN!
• Then, when the Electrifying ELECTRO attacks a StarkTech Expo, can the wily-web-slinger pull the plug on this voltaic villain?!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

TOY STORY #3 (of 4)
Written by TEA ORSI
Art by ETTORE GULA, ANDREA ROSSETTO,
FEDERICA SALFO, & PACO DESIATO
Cover by MARCO GHIGLIONE,
CRISTINA GIORGILLI & SILVANO SCOLARI • New adventures featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang!
• “To the Attic!” – Woody, Buzz, Rex and Slink explore new territory when they accidentally get put in the attic for storage!
• An unexpected new friend could be their only hope for getting back to Andy’s room!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #174
JEFF PARKER (w)
DECLAN SHALVEY (a)
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
• The Clash of the Bolts Concludes!
• In their most dire hour, the Fixer makes a devastating decision!
• Zemo’s legacy of evil destroy our present or can the Thunderbolts pulls the world back from oblivion?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN: ALPHA & OMEGA #5 (of 5)
BRIAN WOOD (w) • MARK BROOKS AND ROLAND BOSCHI (a)
Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
• Logan and Armor are removed from the construct – but back in the real world something lingers inside them.
• Logan versus the Berserker!
• Quentin Quire is contrite, but has he blown his last chance with the X-Men?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

UNCANNY X-FORCE #25
RICK REMENDER (w) • MIKE MCKONE (a)
Cover by JEROME OPEÑA
Variant Cover by STEPHEN PLATT • Landmark 25th issue!
• The epic saga THE FINAL EXECUTION begins here!
• Who are the Omegas and why must X-Force hunt them down?
• Included in this issue: Two rare stories by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña starring Wolverine and Deadpool!
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99

WOLVERINE #306 & 307
CULLEN BUNN (w) • PAUL PELLETIER (a)
CoverS by CHRIS SAMNEE
• DR. ROT IS BACK!
• Discover the secret behind Rot’s twisted family…and what Wolverine’s
connection is.
• FBI Agent Wells is circling closer to the truth behind the brutal murders he’s investigating. And Wolverine is his lead suspect!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

X-MEN #28 & 29
VICTOR GISCHLER (w) • WILL CONRAD (a/C)
• A lost team of Skrulls infiltrates the X-Men
• Pixie is taken hostage…or did she go by choice?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

X-FACTOR #235 & 236
PETER DAVID (w) • LEONARD KIRK (a/c)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN “X-TREME MEASURES”
• Something is eviscerating super heroes in Seattle and X-Factor is called in to investigate.
• Featuring all-new villain Scattershot, who looks suspiciously like two members of X-Factor Investigations…
• And Shatterstar goes berserk! (‘Nuff said!)
32 PGS./ Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

ASTONISHING X-MEN #50
MARJORIE LIU (w) • MIKE PERKINS (a)
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
• Karma is losing control of her mind, and taking control of the other X-Men!
• When Kyle is put in danger, will Northstar choose him or his team?
• Don’t miss the end of this issue – it’ll be the most talked about moment of the year!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #3
DAVE LAPHAM (w)
ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (a)
Cover by Mike McKone
• AOA Wolverine is resurrecting dead X-Men to destroy the human race.
• Jean Grey continues her training to join the X-Terminated.
• The humans find their “atomic bomb” to defeat Wolverine.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #54
DANIEL WAY (w)
ALE GARZA (a)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
• Finale of epic DEAD storyline!
• Does Deadpool get his wish and die?
• Do you expect us to spoil the ending in
a solicit?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #55
DANIEL WAY (w)
ALE GARZA (a)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
• All-new storyline!
• Just who is that under Deadpool’s mask?
• Guest-starring THE INTELLIGENCIA!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FURY MAX #1 & 2
GARTH ENNIS (w) • GORAN PARLOV (a)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
• Garth Ennis (Punisher MAX, Preacher) and Goran Parlov (Punisher MAX) reunite to bring you the life of Marvel’s hardest soldier like no one else could.
• In the wake of World War II, Fury is fast running out of battles to fight. But the world’s superpowers are gearing up for a new kind of war and they’ll need a man like Fury to win it.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99 (EACH)

BRILLIANT #6
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • MARK BAGLEY (a/C)
The runaway creator-owned smash continues! From the award-winning creators of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comes another blistering chapter in a world where college students discover the secret of superpowers – and now that secret is out! How will the world react when science fiction becomes science fact?
40 PGS./Mature …$3.95
© 2012 Jinxworld Inc.

TAKIO #1
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • MICHAEL AVON OEMING (a/C)
Bursting from the pages of last year’s best-selling graphic novel! From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes this all-new, all-ages superhero adventure for a new generation! Taki and Olivia are sisters with superpowers! In fact, they are the only ones in the world with superpowers! So obviously, they have to become superheroes! But is the world ready for real-life superheroes? Are the girls ready for the challenge? And will the accident that made them who they are reveal secrets that will change their lives forever? The answers are no, no and yes. This is a brand-new all-ages adventure. A new book for comic-book fans of all ages. A book you can share with your kids or just enjoy for yourself. TAKIO is on the 2012 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens List!
40 PGS./All Ages …$3.95
© 2012 Jinxworld Inc.

SECRET SERVICE #2 (of 7)
Variant cover by Leinil Yu
The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as we know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? The young man’s preparation now begins in earnest, saving him from a life of desperation. Meanwhile, what’s the secret link between a series of kidnapped science fiction stars and the murder of an entire town in Middle America?
32 PGS./Mature …$2.99

SUPERCROOKS #3 (of 4)
Mark Millar (w) • Leinil Yu (a/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
Johnny Bolt has gathered a group of super-villain friends from his past to pull off the biggest robbery in history. The real surprise–the victim’s identity! But things go horribly wrong and it’s too late to turn back. The greatest super-villain of all time might have amassed a billion dollar fortune, but he’s not going to be easy to steal from. A massive secret in the American superhero community might just work in their favor…
32 PGS./Mature …$2.99

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