Following a brief announcement concerning the future of the show (in regards to content over the next few weeks), we get right to the week’s new releases from Marvel as well as the Pick of the Week, we hear from our man watching for Skrulls again with another voicemail from Carlos, and some love is given to Moon Knight Annual #1 with some gushing directed toward Duane Swierczynski, Jefte Paolo, and Shannon Blanchard. Plus, Derek Coward stops by to let us know what Marvel titles he’s picking up this week from his comic shop.
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ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #2
COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT
WRITER: DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: TOM RANEY
INKS: SCOTT HANNA
The sci-fi event of the year continues here! The Big Bad behind the entire saga was revealed on the last page of last issue – but what does this fan-fave villain want? And what does it have to do with the surprise ally that our heroes have also recently found? Plus: Who survived the STAR-LORD series to fight on here? And what about the motley crew led by Ronan? The titanic team of Andy Lanning & Dan Abnett (NOVA) and Tom Raney (ULTIMATE X-MEN) deliver the answers fast and furious in this issue! Rated T+ …$2.99
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE ANNUAL #1
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: DAN SLOTT
PENCILS: CHRIS WESTON and PATRICK SCHERBERGER
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY!
You have been granted clearance to Camp Hammond’s most sensitive files.
For the first time anywhere, witness the hidden origins of the GAUNTLET, ARMORY, MVP, and HARDBALL. Also, learn some of the Initiative’s most hi-tech secrets. And meet the team from America’s 2nd State, Pennsylvania, as they battle FLAG SMASHER and the forces of ULTIMATUM! How will Philly react to the Initiative’s all-new take on the LIBERTY LEGION?
Jump on here for the next chapter in Marvel’s big breakout series!
Rated T+ …$3.99
HOUSE OF M: AVENGERS #2
COVER BY: MIKE PERKINS
WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS and INKS: MIKE PERKINS
The secret history of the House of M universe continues as Luke Cage’s Avengers battle Shang-Chi’s Dragons…Officer Misty Knight inflitrates the Avengers to take them down from within…and Thunderbird’s FBI task force, The Brotherhood, recruits a new Sapien member: ex-Marine Frank Castle, aka The Punisher! And tragedy strikes as an Avenger heads toward death!
Rated T+ …$2.99
Howard The Duck #3 (of 4), $2.99
Kabuki #9 (Regular David Mack Cover), $2.99
Kabuki Allred Variant #9 (Variant Mike Allred Cover), $2.99
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #34, $2.99
Marvel Two-In-One #6, $4.99
Ms Marvel #22, $2.99
Omega The Unknown #3 (of 10), $2.99
Orson Scott Cards Wyrms #6 (of 6), $2.99
Silver Surfer In Thy Name #2 (of 4), $2.99
THE ORDER #5
COVER BY: BARRY KITSON
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: BARRY KITSON
INKS: MARK MORALES
The Marvel Universe’s newest superhero team continues to protect the Golden State from all KINDS of comic-book insanity: the team investigates gamma-irradiated monsters living in the hidden cities beneath Los Angeles that only the Hopi Indians prophesied; the super-murder investigation hits a snag as the more-human-than-human girl gang called the BLACK DAHLIAS goes around killing off the suspects; we learn a scoonch more about the mysterious M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W.; and, the awesome-cherry plopped atop our sundae of fabulousness, the Order are told they can’t buy their Los Angeles dream house. Where oh where will the Order hang their hat? Here’s a hint: It’s San Franawesome. By Matt Fraction (PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL, IMMORTAL IRON FIST and Casanova) and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes, Empire, JLA Year One).
Rated T+ …$2.99
This preview comic features the origin stories of Golden Age greats “Rockman” from USA Comics #1 (August 1941) by Charles Nicholas and Basil Wolverton and the never-before-reprinted “Laughing Mask” by Will Harr and Maurice Gutwirth from Daring Mystery Comics #2 (February 1940) and Phantom Reporter by Mike Robard and Sam Cooper from Daring Mystery Comics #3 (April 1940) along with character sketches and preview pages of the new series The Twelve by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Chris Weston.
Ultimate X-Men #88, $2.99
ULTIMATES 3 #1 (Villains Gatefold and Heroes Gatefold)
COVER BY: JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER
WRITER: JEPH LOEB
PENCILS: JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER
The countdown to Ultimatum begins here and when it’s over, the Ultimate Universe will never be the same! And when we say that in the Ultimate Universe, you know we ain’t fooling around! A year later, who are the Ultimates? After going through the tumultuous events of the past two volumes, the Ultimates find themselves operating out of Tony Stark’s mansion in New York where, no longer working for S.H.I.E.L.D., they have to make it on their own. But, a terrible secret is about to tear them apart and bring about a murder at the mansion! One of Earth’s greatest heroes will die and there’ll be plenty of suspects! New Members! New Adventures! And New Secrets! All this and Ultimate Venom too! Join Eisner winner and Emmy-nominated writer Jeph Loeb (TV’s Heroes, FALLEN SON) and the superstar team of Joe Madureira & Christian Lichtner (UNCANNY X-MEN, Battle Chasers) as they take the Ultimates on their wildest ride yet!
Parental Advisory …$2.99
Uncanny X-Men #492 2nd Ptg MC (X-Men Messiah CompleX Part 2), $2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #493
COVERS BY: JIM CHEUNG and DAVID FINCH
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: BILLY TAN
INKS: DANNY MIKI
MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 6
Battered by Sinister, the X-Men retreat to the mansion to lick their wounds. But in the war for the future of mutantkind, the battle never ends. The school is overrun by a mysterious new player who enlists one of the X-Men’s oldest foes. And when Cyclops learns who has the baby, he’s forced to make a tough decision.
Rated T+ …$2.99
WHAT IF? X-MEN – RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI’AR #1
COVER BY: OLIVIER COIPEL
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER YOST
PENCILS: LARRY STROMAN
THE RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE was an X-Men event like no other. Fresh off X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS, Ed Brubaker took Marvel’s mighty mutants off Earth and on an intergalactic journey to stop VULCAN, the third Summers brother, from exacting revenge on the Shi’Ar Empire! But in that final battle in front of the M’Kraan Crystal, what if Vulcan absorbed the very energies that contained it many years ago? In other words, what if Vulcan became PHOENIX? When his unlimited rage is fueled with unlimited power…who will be able to stop him now? Writer Chris Yost (X-23, New X-Men, TV’s Fantastic Four) welcomes the return of legendary X-Factor and Alien Legion artist Larry Stroman to the X-Universe with this action-packed issue.
Rated T+ …$2.99
World War Hulk Aftersmash WWH, $3.99
X-Men Die By The Sword #4 (of 5), $2.99
FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 8
COVER BY: JOHN BYRNE
WRITER: JOHN BYRNE and ROGER STERN
PENCILS: JOHN BYRNE and JERRY ORDWAY
John Byrne’s FF endeavors end in era-transcending odysseys when the World’s Greatest Super-Team ventures into the Negative Zone, a remade past and a future sculpted around the FF itself! Plus, the death, life and rebirth (not necessarily in that order) of Doctor Doom! Guest-starring Nick Fury, the Avengers and the Beyonder! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #287-295.
Rated A …$24.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK VOL. 1: MISUNDERSTOOD MONSTER
COVER BY: CARLO PAGULAYAN
WRITER: PAUL BENJAMIN
PENCILS: DAVID NAKAYAMA
The Green Goliath smashes his way into his own Marvel Adventures title! See how brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was cursed to transform into the rampaging Hulk! Learn why Banner’s girlfriend Betty Ross left him, why her father, General “Thunderbolt” Ross, hunts him and why Rick Jones blames himself for creating the monster. Most of all, thrill to the Hulk smashing everything in sight! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1-4.
All Ages …$6.99
NEW EXCALIBUR VOL. 3: BATTLE FOR ETERNITY
COVER BY: SCOT EATON
WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT
PENCILS: SCOT EATON and JEREMY HAUN
Chris Claremont makes his triumphant return to NEW EXCALIBUR! The fight has begun. The battle that’s been building since the very beginning of the series is finally coming to a head. Captain Britain must take on his opposite for a battle that will be waged upon many worlds. Plus: One of the team members suddenly succumbs to an all-too-real tragedy. The team must pull together and care for their fallen friend while their own lives fall to pieces. Collecting NEW EXCALIBUR #16-24.
Rated A …$24.99
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 2: GOIN’ OUT WEST PREMIERE
COVER BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: ARIEL OLIVETTI
The Bushwacker has taken a hostage in the heart of Times Square. With every TV camera in the world rolling, it’s New York City’s biggest nightmare, and it’s coming down live. As G.W. Bridge watches the worst day of his life uncoil in real time, a lone beat cop is the only thing that’s keeping Bushwacker in check… and when Bushwacker demands to see Frank Castle… well, that’s when things get really interesting. By Matt Fraction (Casanova, THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and Young Guns Reloaded artist Ariel Olivetti (THE LAST AVENGERS STORY). Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #5-9.
Rated T+ …$19.99
SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM PREMIERE
COVER BY: ESAD RIBIC
WRITER: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
PENCILS: ESAD RIBIC
The latest offering from the Marvel Knights line. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four! For untold years Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot – a blemish that will spread until he is no more. Until then, the Silver Surfer would undertake his final voyage – to the one destination that has always eluded him. His journey starts where it began. Collecting SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM #1-4.
Rated T+ …$19.99
WHAT IF? CLASSIC VOL. 4
COVER BY: JOHN BUSCEMA
WRITER: BILL MANTLO, DON GLUT, PETER GILLIS, TONY ISABELLA, MIKE W. BARR, ROGER MCKENZIE, DON PERLIN, ROGER STERN, JOHN BYRNE, STEVEN GRANT, MARK GRUENWALD, and RALPH MACCHIO
PENCILS: GENE COLAN, FRED KIDA, HERB TRIMPE, GIL KANE, RICH BUCKLER and RON WILSON
Captain America as the President of the United States? The Hulk a microscopic warlord? Doctor Doom a hero? Gwen Stacy…alive? Only a few of the dynamic dimensional divergences in the Fourth Volume of Marvel’s original alternate earth epics! Featuring the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Man-Thing and more! Plus revelations of some of the Marvel Universe’s most Eternal secrets! Collecting WHAT IF? #21-26.
All Ages …$24.99
MMW Amazing Spider-Man Vol 9 HC, $54.99
MMW Amazing Spider-Man Vol 9 HC Variant Ed 86, $54.99
Giant Size Avengers Mischief, AR
Giant Size Fantastic Four Cosmic Threats, AR
Giant Size Spider Man Family, AR
Giant Size Spider-Man Back In Black, AR
Giant Size Spider-Man Classics Power & Responsibility, AR
Giant Size X-Men First Class New Beginnings, AR