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MONTHLY COMICS OF INTEREST
MARVEL MILESTONES: X-MEN & THE STARJAMMERS PART 2
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils by JIM LEE
The sides stand revealed as we conclude the story begun in last month's MARVEL MILESTONES! In UNCANNY X-MEN #276 (May 1991), Wolverine kills Professor X!? And in UNCANNY #277 (June 1991), it's an all-out space battle between the X-Men and the War Skrulls!
48 PGS./NO ADS/ Rated T+ ...$3.99
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: STAN LEE/JACK KIRBY
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Right now, you're leafing through this issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS, looking at all the vibrant, exciting and electrifying comics due to come your way in September. There's a lot of great stuff in here, isn't there? Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, the X-Men, Daredevil, Black Panther, the Eternals...and that short list is truly only the start! And you can be sure that all the phenomenal writers and artists putting their creative muscle behind the stories of Marvel's great cast of characters have three words that they utter whenever they pledge allegiance to the Mighty Marvel: STAN AND JACK! The fall of 2006 might as well be the Marvel Age of Comics all over again, as Jack is represented well with Lisa Kirby and Mike Thibodeaux' GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #1, a story based on one of the King's last creative concepts. And Stan is involved in a new Marvel project that will have the Man come face-to-face with some of this greatest creations! MARVEL SPOTLIGHT meets Stan and Jack! ‘Nuff said!
32 PGS. NO ADS/Rated T+ ...$2.99
STAN LEE MEETS SPIDER-MAN
Written by STAN LEE & JOSS WHEDON
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL & MICHAEL GAYDOS
The first in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee's employment at Marvel! First, Stan journeys to Greenwich Villiage to catch up with his old pal Doctor Strange—but things have certainly changed since the ‘60s! Next, the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley pays homage to the life and career of "The Man." Then, Joss Whedon and Michael Gaydos take you to an interdimensional cross-time comic book convention! And finally, a representation of the classic Stan-scripted AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #87, in which Spidey reveals his true identity to his closest friends!
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
STAN LEE MEETS DR. STRANGE
Written by STAN LEE & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALAN DAVIS & MARK BAGLEY
The second of a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee's employment at Marvel! First, Stan and artist Olivier Coipel present a meeting between "The Man" and his web-slinging creation! And finally, a representation of the Stan-scripted Doctor Strange story from MARVEL PREMIERE #3, illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith!
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE HUMAN TORCH VOL. 1
Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER, JERRY SIEGEL, ROBERT BERNSTEIN & ERNIE HART
Penciled by JACK KIRBY & DICK AYERS
Turn back the clock to 1962. After the debut of a quiet little magazine called The Fantastic Four and a relatively unknown teen hero named Spider-Man, Mighty Marvel decided to go out on a limb and put these two risky ideas together into a featuring starring...The Human Torch. With Jack Kirby on art, man, talk about yer risky business, True Believers. But, believe it or not, yes, even with that kind of pedigree it was a sure-fire hit! Johnny Storm the thrill-seeking, impulsive teen wonder of the Fantastic Four set the world on fire in these scorchin' solo stories!
He's going to head-to-head against none other than Namor the Sub-Mariner, Spider-Man, Captain America, Paste-Pot Pete, the Wizard, the Sandman and the Living Bomb! If that ain't diagnosis teenage angst, than you can call me Freud!
Collecting Strange Tales #101-107 and ANNUAL #2.
272 PGS./All Ages ...$49.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE ALL-WINNERS VOL. 2
By Carl Burgos, Howard James, John Forte, Harry Sahle, Al Avison, Bob Powell
Cover by Alex Schomburg
See the golden age in its glory as Captain America stops a plot against General Douglas MacArthur! The Human Torch foils a plan to freeze the English Channel! The Destroyer fights the forces of the Devil himself! Plus the Sub-Mariner, the Whizzer, and more! With such wartime villains as the Stone-Man Slayer, Doctor Togu the Vampire, the Mock Mikado, and Doctor Crime, one of the few enemies Captain America had to fight more than once! Plus meet little-known characters like the Black Avenger, Raffles the Cracksman, and the Whizzer's sidekick Slow Motion Jones! With text stories by Mickey Spillane! Collecting All-Winners Comics #5-8
280 PGS./ Rated T+ ... $49.99
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 4: THE COLLECTIVE PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN & MIKE DEODATO
HOUSE OF M changed the planet; now a new, major threat has emerged, and nothing can stop it! The New Avengers are about to be put to the test in a way they never have before. Debuting the bombastic pencils of fan-favorite Mike Deodato and guest-starring Ms. Marvel! Collects NEW AVENGERS #16-20.
128 PGS./Rated A ...$19.99
MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: BEST OF THE BEST PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by FRANK CHO
Straight out of the pages of New Avengers and House of M! Call your friends, wake the neighbors, shout it from the rooftops! Come along for one heck of a wild ride as Brian Reed (co-writer of the thrilling SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN) joins forces with penciler extraordinaire Rob de la Torre for an action-packed adventure that includes special guest-stars Captain America and Jessica Jones. All this and an alien invasion that could mean the end of life on Earth, is tucked inside a cover by Eisner Award-nominated Frank Cho. Collects MS. MARVEL #1-5 AND GIANT-SIZE MS. MARVEL #1.
144 PGS./Rated A ...$19.99
HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE PREMIERE HC
Written by RICHARD CORBEN & RICH MARGOPOULOS
Penciled by RICHARD CORBEN
What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror-comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and longtime collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned as they offer up wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each adaptation is hauntingly rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do it - along with the full text of Poe's poem for comparison. Collects HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE #1-3.
112 PGS./Explicit Content ...$19.99
DAREDEVIL VOL. 6 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALEX MALEEV & DAVID MACK
This deluxe hardcover concludes the Eisner Award-winning run of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev! First, they outed Daredevil in the press; then, they married him and made him the Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen. What could they possibly do to top that? Four words: WILSON FISK IS BACK! Also collecting Bendis' first Daredevil arc, WAKE UP - a moody, heartfelt tale of heroism and family tragedy featuring fully painted artwork by David Mack (Kabuki). Why is Ben Urich, investigative reporter for the Daily Bugle, spending all his time with the catatonic son of a two-bit costumed criminal? And how is Daredevil connected to a child he doesn't even know? His objectivity shattered, Urich finds himself doubting his journalistic integrity and the future of his very profession in this super-hero story unlike any other. Collects DAREDEVIL #76-81 and #16-19.
240 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99
ULTIMATE IRON MAN VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
Penciled by ANDY KUBERT & MARK BAGLEY
The most imaginative, groundbreaking comic of 2005! International bestseller, four-time Hugo award, two-time Nebula award and World Fantasy Award winner Orson Scott Card (author of Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Shadow Puppets) comes to the Ultimate Universe. He's joined by industry legend Andy Kubert (ULTIMATE X-MEN, MARVEL 1602 and WOLVERINE: ORIGIN) to show shocking beginning of Ultimate Iron Man! If you thought THE ULTIMATES told you everything you needed to know about Ultimate Iron Man, think again! Collects ULTIMATE IRON MAN #1-5.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99
ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP ULTIMATE COLLECTION TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MATT WAGNER, PHIL HESTER, MIKE ALLRED, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, JOHN TOTLEBEN, CHYNNA CLUGSTON-MAJOR, JIM MAHFOOD,TED MCKEEVER, TERRY MOORE, DAVID MACK & RICK MAYS
New Cover by LEINIL YU
Collecting all 16 issues of Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, plus the star-studded Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special! Teenager Peter Parker may just have started out in the crime-fighting game, but there are plenty of heroes and villains already doing their thing. And it doesn't take long for Spider-Man to encounter these strange new allies and enemies - including Wolverine, the Hulk, Iron Man, the Punisher, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Man-Thing, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Black Widow, Shang-Chi and more! Take a wild tour through the ever-exciting Ultimate universe, as Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up with the comic industry's greatest artistic talents! Through the eyes of Peter Parker, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up showcases all the Ultimate heroes. From uncanny mutants to gleaming Avengers to rampaging green brutes, this volume has it all! Collects ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #1-16 and THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL.
448 PGS./Rated A ...$29.99
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 3: SECRETS & LIES TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by DAVID FINCH, FRANK CHO & RICK MAYS
The debut of the mysterious New Avenger everyone has been talking about all year! Who is Ronin and why has Captain America recruited him into the fold? Bet it has something to do with Hydra helping the Silver Samurai get out of the country after he broke out of prison. Just sayin'! And what is Ronin's true identity? Here's a hint: He's not Daredevil! Plus: Spider-Woman's dark secrets revealed! Captain America catches her double-dealing the Avengers and corners her! How did Spider-Woman get her powers back and to whom does she answer? It's all here! Collects NEW AVENGERS #11-15 and GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-WOMAN #1.
128 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: DERAILED TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO & ROGER CRUZ
Hold onto your webs, spider-fan! A major character from Peter Parker's past returns! Meanwhile, is that the Hobgoblin terrorizing the skies? And if so, how is he connected to the shocking changes in Spider-Man's life? Continuity fans better break out their back issues, because both Spidey's past and future will change when an old (and unexpected) foe executes his master plan! Plus: Presenting "Weblog," an off-beat Spidey tale that starts at the very beginning of Spider-Man's career and goes all the way through to the distant future...as seen through the eyes of a woman who is convinced that the web-slinger has been stalking her her entire life. And finally, think Spider-Man doesn't have to worry about death anymore, having escaped its grasp in "The Other"? Think again, as - years after his origin - Spider-Man finds himself back in the ring, squaring off against a masked wrestler whose name literally means "Death"...and for good reason! Collects FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #5-10.
144 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON: SAMURAI BULLETS TPB
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Penciled by KHARI EVANS
Bounty hunters Misty Knight and Colleen Wing star in this sexy action thriller, the latest project from writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti — an entertaining mix of gritty action, biting comedy and sharp visuals provided by talented newcomer Khari Evans. When four–less–than "super" villains — Whirlwind, 8-Ball, Humbug and Freezer Burn — skip bail and team up to rob the penthouse apartment of a wealthy publisher, they get more than they bargained for. Misty Knight and Colleen Wing are on the case. Unfortunately, so are a host of villains and assassins looking to recover what was stolen. Collects DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$15.99
FANTASTIC FOUR: THE LIFE FANTASTIC TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, KARL KESEL & DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by MIKE MCKONE, DREW JOHNSON, LEE WEEKS & CASEY JONES
FOUR FANTASTIC TALES OF THE FF!
When a doomsday weapon manufactured by Hydra turns up in the Nevada desert, there's only one man the authorities can ask to go in and defuse it: Bruce Banner! What does all of this have to do with the FF, you ask? Well, who do you think has to deal with the fallout when it all goes terribly wrong?
It's hard to believe Reed and Sue tied the knot 40 years ago... and it certainly doesn't seem that much time has passed to Reed and Sue themselves when a special evening out gives them a chance to look over their entire life together— past, present and future! The Invisible Woman is dead! As Reed cradles his murdered wife, lost in grief, and Ben rampages after Sue's killer, Johnny defiantly decides to do whatever it takes— no matter the cost or consequence— to see his sister alive again. What he does will change the way the Fantastic Four look at him forever.
It's a day of celebration and reflection in Latveria, but deep within the confines of the Latverain Embassy to America, Victor Von Doom and Reed Richards engage in a subtle battle of wits, with all of Manhattan as the playing field. What are the stakes? And can Mister Fantastic triumph when all the moves have been made in advance?
Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #533-535, FANTASTIC FOUR: THE WEDDING SPECIAL, FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL 2005 and FANTASTIC FOUR: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.
152 PGS./Rated A ...$16.99
FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 6 TPB
Written by JOHN BYRNE, MIKE CARLIN & JIM SHOOTER
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, RON WILSON & AL MILGROM
At last, the Thing returns from the Secret Wars - but he's been replaced in more than just the heart of the team! The FF learn the shocking secrets of their deadliest enemy, and it only costs them everything they hold dear! Plus: Franklin Richards vs. Mephisto! And the Psycho-Man gives the Invisible Girl a makeover neither will ever forget! Guest-starring Daredevil, Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Luke Cage! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #276-284, THING #23 and SECRET WARS II #2.
264 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99
UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 5: FIRST FOURSAKEN TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & TONY BEDARD
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO, ROGER CRUZ & CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO Here it comes! Find out why and how Psylocke came back to life. Find out what Jamie Braddock is up to and why he's been popping up from place to place in the past year. Everything has been building to this. Don't miss it! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #472-474 and ANNUAL #1.
120 PGS./Rated A ...$11.99
X-MEN: THE END BOOK 3: MEN AND X-MEN TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by GREG LAND
The endgame of the last tale of Marvel's most popular mutants begins! They've suffered through sneak attacks, betrayals, and fatalities - now, Professor X and Magneto are taking the fight back to the enemy, amidst the stars! Collects X-MEN: THE END - MEN AND X-MEN #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE/DRACULA TPB
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY
One is a villain that has been plaguing civilization since the time of the Pharaohs. The other is the deadliest vampire to ever walk the earth. Enemies since the Crusades, they've met again in 19th century London. It's the battle to end all battles as Apocalypse confronts Dracula!
Collects X-MEN: APOCALYPSE/DRACULA #1-4.
96 PGS./Rated T+ ...$10.99
WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL. 4 TPB
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE
Enemies like Roughouse are hard to find, as Wolverine learns all too well when his favorite Asgardian sparring partner gets abducted into a dictator's experiment! But the trail leads the mutant marvel to more menace than he expected in the form of a Nazi cyborg, an amphibious evildoer and a giant germ of the gods! Featuring the X-Men, the Avengers and Daredevil! Collects WOLVERINE #17-23.
168 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
THOR: THE ETERNALS SAGA VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON, JOHN BUSCEMA, KEITH POLLARD & ARVELL JONES
Thor stands alone against the Deviant and Eternals - while mankind stands doomed! Can even a Thunder God prevail?
Collects THOR ANNUAL #7 and THOR #283-291.
208 PG./Rated A ...$24.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4: CONCRETE JUNGLE DIGEST
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
All-new, all-ages, all-action fun featuring the Mad Thinker, the Chameleon, the Black Cat and Doc Ock! Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #13-16.
96 PGS./All Ages ...$6.99
SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS FANTASTIC FIVE: IN SEARCH OF DOOM DIGEST
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by PAUL RYAN
Meet the FF of the future and uncover their ominous past! The Torch, the Thing and the rest fight new versions of old foes in their effort to rebuild Marveldom's First Family! Guest-starring Spider-Girl and A-Next's Stinger! Collects FANTASTIC FIVE #1-5.
120 PGS./All Ages ...$7.99
ESSENTIAL INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 TPB - NEW PRINTING!
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO, JACK KIRBY, MIKE ESPOSITO, BOB POWELL, GIL KANE, JOHN ROMITA, BILL EVERETT & JOHN BUSCEMA
Caught in the heart of a nuclear explosion, victim of gamma radiation gone wild Dr. Robert Bruce Banner now finds himself transformed during the times of stress into the dark personification of his repressed rage and fury: the Incredible Hulk, the most powerful man-like creature ever to walk the face of the earth! Relive his earliest adventures here! Collects HULK #1-6 and TALES TO ASTONISH #60-91.
528 PGS./All Ages ...$16.99
ESSENTIAL TALES OF THE ZOMBIE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS, STEVE GERBER, DOUG MOENCH, TONY ISABELLA & CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, TOM PALMER, SYD SHORES, PABLO MARCOS, ALFREDO ALCALA, VIRGILIO REDONDO, YONG MONTANO, RON WILSON & TONY DIPRETA
Cover by BORIS VALLEJO
Jaded by heroes who come back from the dead? Meet the hero who started there and stayed there! His stare's the only thing that's empty about the adventures of Simon Garth through mad science and madder magic! Terrors criminal, corporate and just plain creepy reprinted for the first time in more than a quarter-century! Collects stories from TALES OF THE ZOMBIE #1-10 and DRACULA LIVES #1-2.
576 PGS./Explicit Content ...$16.99
ESSENTIAL THOR VOL. 3 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Trolls, giants, aliens and clowns await in the third thunderous anthology of Thor! The Mighty One faces a god of death! A living planet! Ragnarok itself and...a jail term!? Kang the Conqueror, the Super-Skrull and more! Featuring the first appearance of the scintillating Sif! Plus: the origin of that perennial perilous party crasher, the Wrecker! Guest-starring Adam Warlock and Galactus! Collects THOR #137-166.
616 PGS./All Ages ...$16.99