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AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL # 15
COVER BY: RON FRENZ
WRITER: TOM DEFALCO
PENCILS: RON FRENZ
INKS: SAL BUSCEMA
Double-sized issue! Celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the first appearance of Spider-Girl in What If #105 as the daughter of Spider-Man becomes the widow of the Black Tarantula! Featuring guest-stars galore as Spider-Girl battles a horde of her greatest villains!
Rated A …$3.99
Civil War Chronicles #6, $4.99
FANTASTIC FOUR # 552
COVER BY: MICHAEL TURNER
WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER
INKS: RICK MAGYAR
Dr. Doom has come from the future with a message: Reed Richards must be stopped now, before his ultimate Civil War plans come to fruition. What was Mr. Fantastic really doing during Civil War? The answers are finally revealed.
Rated A …$2.99
Ghost Rider #18, $2.99
Iron Man Power Pack #2 (of 4), $2.99
Marvel Adventures Hulk #6, $2.99
Marvel Comics Presents #4, $3.99
Marvel Illustrated Man In The Iron Mask #6 (of 6), $2.99
NEW AVENGERS # 37
COVER BY: LEINIL FRANCIS YU
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: LEINIL FRANCIS YU
It’s the throwdown of the year. The New Avengers versus the Hood’s gang of super-villains, bloody, angry and shocking to the end. But still they have to ask: WHO DO YOU TRUST??
Rated A …$2.99
New Warriors #6, $2.99
Nova #9, $2.99
Punisher War Journal #14, $2.99
Spider-Man Family #6, $4.99
Spider-Man Red Sonja #5 (of 5), $2.99
Ultimate Iron Man II #1 (of 4) and Dell’Otto Variant, $2.99
Wolverine #60, $2.99
X-Factor #25 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99
X-FACTOR # 26 (and Variant)
COVERS BY: DAVID FINCH and MARC SILVESTRI
WRITER: PETER DAVID
PENCILS: SCOT EATON
INKS: JOHN DELL
MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 7
A squad of X-Men track the mutant baby and its captor. But they’re not alone in the hunt. Layla Miller and Madrox explore the future and learn the terrible fate of mutants. And Predator X claims another victim. And who is that woman with the finger claws?!
Rated T+ …$2.99
X-Men Die By The Sword #5 (of 5), $2.99
CRIMINAL VOL. 2: LAWLESS
COVER BY: SEAN PHILLIPS
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: SEAN PHILLIPS
A CHRISTMAS EVE HEIST STORY – JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Tracy Lawless has come home for his first Christmas in the city in nearly twenty years. But the only kind of family reunion he’ll find is in a graveyard, because his last living relative, his little brother Ricky, was killed almost a year earlier. Now Tracy is back to find out who did it, and why, and to do that he’ll have to immerse himself back into the criminal world that he once ran away from. The question is, even if he finds the answers he seeks, will he survive the experience?
Winner of the EISNER AWARDS for Best Writer and Best New Series!
ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 3
COVER BY: FRANK BRUNNER
WRITERS: STEVE ENGLEHART, MARV WOLFMAN, ROY THOMAS, JAMES STARLIN, and ROGER STERN
PENCILS: FRANK BRUNNER, GENE COLAN, ALFREDO ALCALA, RUDY NEBRES, DAN ADKINS, JIM STARLIN, AL MILGROM, TOM SUTTON, and P. CRAIG RUSSELL
The groundbreaking stories that set the standard for an entire era of mystical adventure! Aided and abetted by lover Clea and man-servant Wong, the newly minted Sorcerer Supreme takes on Demons, the Dread Dormammu, Dracula, the Defenders, Death…and Doctor Strange!? Plus: Planet Earth is no more! The Master of the Mystic Arts fights alone against Eternity, as the world stands on the brink of oblivion! Also featuring the return of the Ancient One and the mind-boggling “Creator Chronicles,” and guest-starring Nighthawk! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE #1-29 and ANNUAL #1, and TOMB OF DRACULA #44-45.
Rated T+ …$16.99
IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN VOL. 2: SMALL-MINDED
COVER BY: FRANK CHO & JASON KEITH
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN
PENCILS: PHIL HESTER and CORY WALKER
INKS: ANDE PARKS (on the Hester pages)
Eric O’Grady has found himself in need of a little employment. It costs money to be on the run from the law. Luckily Damage Control is on the lookout for someone who can safely sift through rubble for survivors. Don’t worry, though–he’ll still have plenty of time to spy on the ladies like the despicable human-being that he is. Plus: Why fight super-villains when you can watch attractive ladies take their clothes off in the privacy of their own homes? Our little Irredeemable Ant-Man has got it made! That is, until he realizes that the current subject of his perverted voyeurism is none other than Carol Danvers – otherwise known as MS. MARVEL! Collecting IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #7-12.
Rated T+ …$9.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 7: THE SILVER SURFER
COVER BY: PAUL SMITH
WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE
PENCILS: CORY HAMSCHER
All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits. Featuring the Watcher, alternate-reality versions of Dr. Doom and Spider-Man, and more! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #25-28.
All Ages …$6.99
MYSTIC ARCANA HC
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITERS: LOUISE SIMONSON, ROY THOMAS, JEFF PARKER, C.B. CEBULSKI, and DAVID SEXTON
PENCILS: STEVE SCOTT, JUAN SANTACRUZ, PHIL NOTO, and ERIC NGUYEN
A MAGIC EVENT that spans across the ages, featuring the craftiest characters and most spellbinding stories in the Marvel Universe! In the vein of the wild and woolly genre revitalization Annihilation, Marvel’s looking into its crystal ball to bring you mystical mages, scandalous sorcerers and fantastic flights of high-flying fantasy in MYSTIC ARCANA. Each of the primary stories revolves around the introduction of one of a select group of mystical implements, quite literally the four pillars of the universe and the involvement of a character from Marvel’s rich, magical past – including Magik, the Black Knight, Sister Grimm and the Scarlet Witch. Plus: Witness the efforts of Dr. Strange adversary, sorcerer Ian McNee, to collect arcane implements in a series of shorter companion tales that make up the spine of MYSTIC ARCANA. Collecting MYSTIC ARCANA: MAGIK, BLACK KNIGHT, SCARLET WITCH, SISTER GRIMM; and THE OFFICIAL TAROT OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE.
Rated T+ …$24.99
NEW X-MEN: CHILDHOOD’S END VOL. 5
COVER BY: SKOTTIE YOUNG
WRITER: CRAIG KYLE and CHRIS YOST
PENCILS: SKOTTIE YOUNG and NIKO HENRICHON
The demon lord Belasco has pulled the Xavier Institute into Limbo, but he’s not after the X-Men… he’s come for the New X-Men. With their leaders cut off, most of the team captured, and a group of students thrown into the demon infested wastelands, all hope seems lost. But the kids aren’t alone in Limbo… and things are about to get much, much worse. Collecting NEW X-MEN #37-43.
Rated T+ …$17.99
NOVA VOL. 1: ANNIHILATION – CONQUEST
COVER BY: ADI GRANOV
WRITERS: DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: SEAN CHEN and BRIAN DENHAM
Exploding from the pages of ANNIHILATION, Nova rockets into his own ongoing series! In the wake of the chaotic Annihilation Wave, a desperate galaxy cries out for law and order. In the past, an army of peacekeeping Centurions delivered stability. But the Nova Corps are dead and gone – now there is only Richard Rider, the man called Nova. But can a lone human police an entire universe? He has near limitless power – now he must do all he can to bring punishment to the wicked, help to the oppressed and justice for all! Strap in as the acclaimed writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (ANNIHILATION: NOVA), superstar Sean Chen (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) and cover artist Adi Granov (IRON MAN) slam your mind into hyperdrive! Collecting NOVA #1-7.
Rated T+ …$17.99
POWER PACK VOL. 1
COVER BY: GURIHIRU
WRITER: MARC SUMERAK
Readers of all ages rejoice as Marvel’s youngest team of super heroes returns for more awesome action, family fun and Snark-stomping adventures! It’s the triumphant return of everyone’s favorite super-powered siblings – Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie – in brand-new stories that are sure to delight new readers and longtime fans alike! Marvel’s merry mutants team up with our super-powered siblings for more fun-filled all-ages adventures! Featuring Wolverine, Beast, Nightcrawler and Cyclops in four stories sure to delight new readers and longtime fans alike!! And hot on the heels of their adventure with the X-Men, Power Pack returns for another titanic team-up – and this time, it’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes leading the charge! Featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and more! Collecting POWER PACK #1-4, AVENGERS AND POWER PACK ASSEMBLE #1-4, and X-MEN AND POWER PACK #1-4.
All Ages …$24.99
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: VENOM PREMIERE HC
COVER BY: MARK BAGLEY
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: MARK BAGLEY
Spider-Man’s ultimate villain gets the Ultimate treatment! After reuniting with his childhood friend Eddie Brock, Peter Parker discovers a secret about their fathers’ pasts…a black liquid that can transform into a protoplasmic bodysuit, curing any illness and enhancing the wearer’s strength and abilities. But when Peter tries to continue his father’s work, he accidentally becomes encased in the murky liquid and becomes nearly unstoppable…but at a terrible price. Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33-39.
Rated A …$19.99
ULTIMATES 3 VILLAINS BLACK AND WHITE PANORAMA
The Story: 55×20 Black and White Poster…$15.99
ULTIMATES 3 VILLAINS PANORAMA
The Story: 55×20 Color…$15.99