Marvel has released their January 2013 solicitations.It’s easy to point to the West Coast Avengers as the must have book of these solicits. It’s big, classic, good and that Al Milgrom cover rocks it! But I want to steer your to a title that’s not that old and may have been overlooked by many – Thor: The Mighy Avenger. What Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee did in a span of 9 issues (#1-8 and Free Comic book Day 2011) is nothing short of exceptional. Samnee won the Best New Talent and Langridge won the Best Writer at the 2011 Harvey Awards for this series. If you have not read it, now is your chance to buy the Complete Collection at a very affordable price.
Avengers Vs. Thanos is a nice softcover collection. I just hope that new Ultimate Collections of The Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity War and Infinity Crusade are on the way. Toss in those Silver Surfer and Thanos Quest comics, while your at it Marvel.
Lastly, if you are always on the Steve Ditko watch like I am, you can find his work in Avengers Annual #15 which is collected twice!!! – West Coast Avengers Omnibus HC and Avengers: The Once And Future Kang TPB. There’s also the Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange Vol. 2 TPB.
What are you getting?
AVENGERS: WEST COAST AVENGERS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC LAND COVER
Written by ROGER STERN, BOB HARRAS, STEVE ENGLEHART & DANNY FINGEROTH
Penciled by BOB HALL, LUKE MCDONNELL, AL MILGROM, RICHARD HOWELL, STEVE DITKO & MARK BRIGHT
Covers by GREG LAND & AL MILGROM
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes head west! Hawkeye splits from the Avengers and sets up shop in California. But the newly recruited members of Avengers “franchise” — including Tigra, Wonder Man, Mockingbird and a new Iron Man — soon find themselves in over their heads! Meanwhile, Ultron and the Grim Reaper target Wonder Man’s “brother,” the Vision — and the Vision’s wife, the Scarlet Witch! Can the West Coasters keep this complex bloodline from getting bloodier? Plus: Both Avengers teams are betrayed from within! Also guest-starring the the Thing, Hank Pym, Firebird and Nick Fury! Collecting WEST COAST AVENGERS (1984) #1-4, IRON MAN ANNUAL #7, AVENGERS (1963) #250, WEST COAST AVENGERS (1985) #1-16, VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH (1985) #1-2, AVENGERS ANNUAL (1967) #15, WEST COAST AVENGERS ANNUAL #1; and material from AVENGERS (1963) #239, #243-244 and #246, and AVENGERS WEST COAST #100.
760 PGS./Rated T …$99.99
AVENGERS: WEST COAST AVENGERS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC MILGROM COVER (DM ONLY)
760 PGS./Rated T …$99.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 7 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS with HARLAN ELLISON & GARY FRIEDRICH
Penciled by HERB TRIMPE with DICK AYERS, SAL BUSCEMA & SAM GRAINGER
Cover by HERB TRIMPE
The Hulk is back, and he’s going to smash his way through more masterworks than you can throw a tank at! It starts off with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror and a trip back to World War I featuring the Phantom Eagle. Then, Hulk takes it to outer space, fighting the Abomination, before falling down to Earth and into the sub-atomic world of the Psyklop. Following the classic introduction of Hulk’s love, Jarella, comes the first appearance of Doc Samson, a battle atop the Empire State Building, and the fight for who’s meanest and greenest against Dr. Doom! With the Phantom Eagle’s first appearance from MARVEL SUPER-HEROES to round it out, there’s no doubt — this is a Marvel Masterworks! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #135-144, AVENGERS (1963) #88 and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #16.
256 PGS./All Ages …$69.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 7 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 193 (DM ONLY)
256 PGS./All Ages …$69.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 2 TPB
Written by STAN LEE, STEVE DITKO, DENNIS O’NEIL, ROY THOMAS, RAYMOND MARAIS, JIM LAWRENCE & DAN ADKINS
Penciled by STEVE DITKO, BILL EVERETT, MARIE SEVERIN & DAN ADKINS with GEORGE TUSKA
Cover by STEVE DITKO & RICHARD ISANOVE
The Master of the Mystic Arts is back, brought to you by the mind-blowing occult imaginings of Lee, Ditko, Everett, Severin, O’Neil and Adkins. With a roll call of classic creators like that, this book’s anything but cursed. It starts off with the galaxy-sized threats of Dormammu and Eternity — and then, in his first appearance, the Living Tribunal lays judgment upon the Earth! Next, Dr. Strange goes head-to-head with Nebulos, Lord of the Planets Perilous! They’re adventures guaranteed to rattle your astral fillings! We’ve also packed in the origin of the Ancient One, the return of Baron Mordo, Strange’s struggle against Kaluu with Clea’s life on the line and an otherworldly odyssey into deadly dimensions to save the lovely Victoria Bentley! Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #143-168.
312 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 7 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 193 (DM ONLY)
256 PGS./All Ages …
ULTIMATE COMICS DIVIDED WE FALL, UNITED WE STAND HC
Written by BRIAN WOOD, SAM HUMPHRIES & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI, PACO MEDINA, BILLY TAN, LUKE ROSS, DAVID MARQUEZ & GABRIEL WALTA
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
A crisis in the United States forces the Ultimates into action — and Cap, Iron Man and Thor finally reunite! Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde makes her stand — and as the X-Men fight for their lives in the Sentinel-controlled states, the war for mutant liberation begins! And with the nation under siege, Miles Morales — the new Spider-Man — decides to become a member of the Ultimates. And he will do absolutely anything it takes to earn that right. The Ultimate event of the year is here! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13-18, ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #13-18, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #13-17.
376 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 5 PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO, BRANDON PETERSON, MIKE MAYHEW, TERRY DODSON & MIKE DEODATO JR.
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
I’s the final explosive story arc for longtime Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis! Tony Stark intercepts a signal that may lead the Avengers into the arms of one of their dearest friends — or their greatest enemies. Two classic Avengers return for the first time in years as a giant status-quo shift looms on the horizon. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must come to terms with themselves as a team and a family, but does this modern world really need the Avengers? One of the most controversial and spectacular eras of the Avengers comes to a spectacular and controversial conclusion! Plus: Wonder Man doesn’t think the Avengers are helping the world, and he’s willing to do whatever is needed to stop them —. even forming his own team, the Revengers! Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #31-34, NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL (2011) #1 and AVENGERS ANNUAL (2012) #1.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 5 PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS, CARLOS PACHECO, MICHAEL AVON OEMING & MIKE DEODATO JR.
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
It’s the final story arc for longtime Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis! Now that the New Avengers have sacrificed all they had to fight the Phoenix, many are asking hard questions. Is it time for the team to call it quits? Meanwhile, one of the New Avengers’ deadliest foes returns, hatching an elaborate plot for revenge that throws the team into disarray. What does the future hold for the New Avengers? IS there a future? Plus: A Sorcerer Supreme ascends! But who will be the new master of Marvel magic, and what sacrifice will they have to make to achieve such power? An explosive ending to one of Marvel’s longest-running stories! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2010) #31-34.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
FIRST X-MEN PREMIERE HC
Written by NEAL ADAMS & CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by NEAL ADAMS
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel’s mutants to reveal the secret history of the X-Men…BEFORE Xavier’s team! What terrifying threat led the solitary secret agent nicknamed Wolverine to form a mutant strike force decades in the past? As the government solidifies its plans for the new subspecies known as mutants, Wolverine and his ally Sabretooth recruit a certain Master of Magnetism and Prince of Atlantis to their cause. And as the terrifying new villain Virus attacks Wolverine’s ragtag team, the curtain is pulled back on the beginning of the Sentinel program! Be there for the action-packed, continuity-rocking event that rewrites everything you know about the X-Men’s past! Collecting FIRST X-MEN #1-5.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
SPIDER-MAN: DYING WISH PREMIERE HC
Written by DAN SLOTT, JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER
Penciled by RICHARD ELSON, HUMBERTO RAMOS, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
This is it! The must-read story that turns over all the cards and reveals the secrets that have been seeded for the last three years! Dr. Octopus has mere hours left to live. He has no master plan — all his wants is vengeance against his eternal enemy, Spider-Man. And he’s just discovered Peter Parker’s secret identity. Which members of Spider-Man’s rogues’ gallery will heed Ock’s call to arms? With special appearances by the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the Living Vampire and some surprising Spidey foes, believe us when we say this is the end of an era — and quite possibly the end of Spider-Man’s world! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #698-700.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
UNCANNY X-FORCE: FINAL EXECUTION BOOK 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by DAVID WILLIAMS, PHIL NOTO & JEROME OPENA
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TODESCO
The Final Execution kicks into high gear as what’s left of the battered and beaten X-Force goes up against the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants — for the last time. Can the team come together in time to rally themselves and survive this brutal assault, or will dissension in the ranks lead to the death of them all? Meanwhile, Genesis faces the truth about Apocalypse — and his destiny! Rick Remender’s landmark run comes to a conclusion with one of the most shocking moments in X-Force history. Plus: solo stories featuring Wolverine and Deadpool by Remender and original series artist Jerome Opeña! Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE (2010) #30-35, and material from WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES and DEADPOOL (2008) #1000.
160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
WOLVERINE: SABRETOOTH REBORN PREMIERE HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
It’s the long-awaited sequel to Loeb and Bianchi’s “Evolution!” Sabretooth has returned from seeming death — but how did he survive his beheading all those years ago? And which Sabretooth is the real one?! As the immortal manipulator Romulus returns from the ebon folds of the Darkforce Dimension, a mysterious red-headed woman comes to Wolverine’s rescue — and when her identity and connection to Romulus are revealed, secrets will be revealed that rewrite Wolverine’s history once again! What does Romulus offer Sabretooth that can compare to his lifelong vendetta against Wolverine? As the villainous duo’s plans unfold, Wolverine finds himself forced to make a terrible a decision: stop Sabretooth, or stop Romulus — and deal with the lives that are lost either way! Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #310-313.
112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN: CONSEQUENCES TPB
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by TOM RANEY, MARK BROOKS, STEVE KURTH, DALE EAGLESHAM & MORE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
One team wins. One team loses. But everybody pays! Spinning directly out of the stunning conclusion of AVX, find out what happens next! We can’t tell you anything else without spoiling everything!
Collecting AVX: CONSEQUENCES #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN VOL. 3 TPB
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by GREG LAND, BILLY TAN & DUSTIN WEAVER
Cover by GREG LAND
AVX tie-in! The Marvel Universe’s two most powerful teams battle over the fate of Hope Summers. With the cosmically destructive Phoenix Force drawing ever closer to Earth, the planet’s heroes have chosen sides, with the Avengers seeking to take Hope into custody, and the X-Men pledging to protect their would-be mutant messiah at all costs. As the very future of mutantkind — and possibly Earth itself — hangs in the balance, the battle between X-Man and Avenger rages across the planet and beyond. But the Phoenix Force isn’t the only intergalactic entity posing a threat to the X-Men, as the alien war criminal Unit has taken control of robotic team member Danger — setting its own devious plans into motion! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #11-14.
104 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN BY JASON AARON VOL. 2 TPB
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by NICK BRADSHAW & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
After surviving the new Hellfire Club’s opening salvo, Wolverine and the X-Men face a crisis of a different kind: funding for the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Wolverine’s only option to keep the school open is a trip across the universe to bet everything at an intergalactic casino. Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde’s pregnant — but has no idea how it happened. And a Brood-hunting monster has come from space to take out his target at the Jean Grey School, and he’ll kill anyone who gets in his way — which is just about everyone on the Logan-less campus. Plus: the new Hellfire Club wants another shot at destroying everything Wolverine has ever loved — and they’ve hired Sabretooth to make that a reality! Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #5-8.
104 PGS./Rated T …$16.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW TPB
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Penciled by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Captain America and the Black Widow are on a deadly collision course, sent on a wild goose chase through countless worlds by Kashmir Venemma and her multiversal corporation. Pursued by a super-powered kill squad, Cap and Widow jaunt through the multiverse, fight corporate-sponsored alien war machines and face…Lizard-Ock!? And as the two Avengers struggle ever closer to their goal, the stage is set for the eye-popping, senses-snapping, jaw-dropping final battle! Guest-starring Hawkeye, Iron Man and…Dr. Doom? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #636-640.
112 PGS./Rated T …$14.99
DARK AVENGERS: JUSTICE LIKE LIGHTNING! TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by DECLAN SHALVEY, KEV WALKER & NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
With the Thunderbolts lost in time, a new group steps in to replace them: the Dark Avengers! Featuring Dark Scarlet Witch, Dark Spider-Man, Trickshot, Ragnarok…and Luke Cage?! But while the T-Bolts battle Dr. Doom in the past for the fate of the future, Cage learns of the Dark Avengers’ deadly new mission — and Skaar discovers the team’s secret agenda! And when the Dark Avengers’ operation sets off what will become known as “the Cataclysm,” the situation gets worse as Songbird stumbles onto a conspiracy to destroy the team — and Cage and the T-Bolts, to boot! Plus: The Thunderbolts finally return to the present and face off with their replacements, but who can they call to knock the Dark Avengers down? Former teammate Cain Marko, the unstoppable Juggernaut, that’s who! Collecting DARK AVENGERS (2012)
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
SCARLET SPIDER VOL. 1: LIFE AFTER DEATH TPB
Written by CHRIS YOST
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN & NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
A science experiment gone terribly wrong, a killer searching for atonement, a fugitive on the run, a vigilante delivering extreme justice…a Spider-Man?! When Peter Parker’s imperfect clone, former super villain Kaine, attempts to start his life over, he relocates to Houston — and promptly stumbles upon an international human-trafficking ring! But lacking the moral fiber and heroic constitution of his genetic twin, Kaine must decide between action and apathy — and define his own brand of justice in the process as the Scarlet Spider! And finding himself on the wrong side of the merciless Assassins’ Guild, will the new Scarlet Spider fight to protect the citizens of Houston — or just leave his adoptive city to fend for itself? Collecting SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #1-6 and material from POINT ONE #1.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
THE PUNISHER BY GREG RUCKA VOL. 3 TPB
Written by GREG RUCKA
Penciled by MIRKO COLAK, MARCO CHECCHETTO & MICO SUAYAN
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
The streets run red in the aftermath of Spider-Man, Daredevil and Punisher’s search for the Omega Drive. The Omega Effect has reshuffled the deck; now, it’s time for Frank Castle to lay down the law. Rachel Cole isn’t going to like what she hears, but even punishment has a code. A friend switches sides, Cole becomes the hunted, and the Punisher takes on the NYPD. It’s a situation nobody can win. Prepare for the WAR ZONE. Collecting THE PUNISHER (2011) #11-16.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99
FANTASTIC FOUR: REUNITED THEY STAND TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, BILL MANTLO & GEORGE PÉREZ
Penciled by KEITH POLLARD, JOHN BUSCEMA, BOB HALL, SAL BUSCEMA & GEORGE PÉREZ
Cover by JOE SINNOTT
The Fantastic Four’s most sensational seventies sagas! Following on the heels of Dr. Doom’s overthrow, the FF return to New York only to face the unexpected threat of their own defense systems turned against them! What diabolical quasi-human could be behind this, and can even the Invincible Iron Man help them out of this quandary? Then, embark on some fabulous fun with a triple dose of Annual adventures featuring the Inhumans, the Mole Man and the Sandman — as well as a spellbinding tale set in the shadow-haunted town of New Salem, guest starring Agatha Harkness and Salem’s Seven! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #201-203 and ANNUAL #12-14.
168 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN: THE GOOD, THE GREEN AND THE UGLY TPB
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN, KELLY SUE DECONNICK & KEVIN SHINIK
Penciled by STUART IMMONEN, TERRY DODSON & AARON KUDER
Cover by TERRY DODSON
Spider-Man continues to rub shoulders with the Marvel Universe’s best and brightest! First, it’s a night out on the town with Spider-Man and She-Hulk! All the thwipping and quipping — and none of the calories! Then, Spidey plummets into action with the new Captain Marvel! Unfortunately, they’re 50,000 feet up — and only one of them can fly! And when a Boston-based brawl breaks out between a 50-foot madwoman and an army of privatized mecha-police, guess who’s caught in between? Plus: It’s the team-up you’ve all been waiting for as Spider-Man and Deadpool take on…high school?! The devilishly dangerous Deadpool helps Spidey dodge bullets and bullies, but is there more to the mayhem than meets the eye? Collecting AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #7, #9-10 and #12-13.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
X-FACTOR VOL. 18: BREAKING POINTS TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
The story arc that will change the face of X-Factor forever! As a rejected Strong Guy does the unthinkable, two characters you never thought would come face-to-face are finally reunited. Discovering a long-buried secret from the past, one member of X-Factor will be pushed to the brink of insanity. Devastated by the recent tragedies befalling the team, another makes a terrible sacrifice in hopes of putting things right. And when the smoke clears, X-Factor’s roster will be nearly halved. Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #241-245.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
X-MEN: BLANK GENERATION TPB
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ & ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
Superstar writer Brian Wood (WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN: ALPHA & OMEGA, DMZ, Demo, Northlanders) takes on the X-Men! When a new race of ancient mutants is discovered, Storm’s team investigates — and learns the secret origin of the Proto-Mutants! But tensions are running high back on Utopia — and even though Storm’s team reports to Cyclops, she has her own agenda! How long can Storm keep an increasingly frustrated Cyclops from taking control of her team, and will the X-Men’s infighting doom the Proto-Mutants to extinction? Plus: When Storm’s field agents are kidnapped and a deadly weapon goes missing, the team must make a potentially fatal choice! Collecting X-MEN (2010) #30-35.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, MARJORIE LIU, STUART MOORE & JIM MCCANN
Penciled by MILO MANARA, NUNO ALVES, FILIPE ANDRADE, MARK BROOKS, KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY, RAMON PEREZ & FRANCESCA CIERGIA
Cover by MILO MANARA
Four tales of action and suspense featuring the lovely ladies of the mutant world!
• International superstar Milo Manara joins X-Men legend Chris Claremont for a high-flying, death-defying, globetrotting adventure starring Storm, Psylocke, Shadowcat, Marvel Girl and Rogue!
• X-23 has spent her short life being used. But when she confronts a being who can control her life with a thought, will X-23 learn how to fight for herself?
• Having quit the Dark X-Men, Cloak and Dagger struggle to fit in on Utopia. But when a menace targets Cloak, Dagger must make a fateful choice!
• Dazzler is attacked by an onslaught of villains from her past — led by her murderous sister, Mortis! Will Alison Blaire survive this blood-soaked trip down memory lane?
Collecting X-WOMEN #1, and WOMEN OF MARVEL: X-23, CLOAK & DAGGER and DAZZLER.
168 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 DIGEST
Written by JACOB SEMAHN, TY TEMPLETON, BRIAN CLEVINGER, CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN, JOE CARAMAGNA & TODD DEZAGO
Penciled by NUNO PLATI, TY TEMPLETON, RAMON BACHS & CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by TY TEMPLETON
Take the Ultimate Spin as the Hit DisneyXD show swings out of your TV and into your hands! By day, he’s Peter Parker, mild-mannered high-school student. But by night, he’s the Ultimate in super heroics: Spider-Man!
• See Spidey take on a parade of fiendish foes — including the Trapster, the Wrecker, the Big Wheel and…a dragon!?
• Spider-Man becomes the most hated hero in NYC until one fantastic save shows him who his true fans are!
• When Halloween goes haywire, can Spidey stop the costumed chaos — and save Peter Parker’s greatest enemy from being held hostage in a hostile high school haunting?
• Spider-Man is outmatched when he takes on a new team of seasoned villains!
From the minds behind the hit TV show! Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5-8.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER — THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE
Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
It’s Thor as you’ve never seen him when Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer Roger Langridge and artist Chris Samnee re-imagine the God of Thunder! Thrill as Thor battles raging robots the size of cities and fights side-by-side with Iron Man for the first time! Gasp as he tames the mightiest sea creatures and tests his might against the Sub-Mariner! Swoon as he rescues damsels in distress from the vilest villains! Plus: When mischievous Loki’s machinations throw Thor and a World War II-era Captain America into King Arthur’s court, it’s a time-twisting tale of Camelot craziness that neither Avenger will ever forget! Collecting THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #1-8, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011: CAPTAIN AMERICA & THOR.
216 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
UNCANNY X-MEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION BY MATT FRACTION VOL. 1 TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION & ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by TERRY DODSON, GREG LAND, DANIEL ACUNA, MITCH BREITWEISER, SAM KEITH & JAMIE MCKELVIE
Cover by GREG LAND
The X-Men head west, founding a new home for all mutants in San Francisco! But they soon find themselves tangling with Magneto, Sentinels and the new Hellfire Cult! Then, heartsick over losing Kitty Pryde, Colossus looks for something to stop his pain — and finds a nightmare from his past! Plus: Angel and the Beast gather the most unique minds on Earth to jumpstart the mutant race, even as Emma Frost forges a dark alliance. Finally, who are the Sisterhood? How can they be led by Cyclops’ late wife, Madelyne Pryor? And why is Psylocke on their side?! Things get ugly for the X-Men as Eisner Award-winner Matt Fraction turns up the heat! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #500-511, UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL (2006) #2, and material from X-MEN UNLIMITED (2004) #9 and X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND #1.
384 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS, STEVE EPTING, JACKSON GUICE, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & LEE WEEKS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
Steve Rogers is dead! Long live Captain America! He was a hero to millions, an inspiration to America’s armed services and the representative of his nation’s greatest ideals. He lived for his country — and now, he has given his last final measure for the nation he loved, shot down in cold blood. In the aftermath of his death, Cap’s longtime partner, the Falcon, makes revenge his first order of business. Sharon Carter finds herself spiraling out of control, a captive of the Red Skull’s minions. And Bucky Barnes, a.k.a. the Winter Soldier, must reconcile his own sordid past with the calling to become the new Captain America! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2005) #22-42 and WINTER SOLDIER: WINTER KILLS.
576 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
FANTASTIC FOUR: ISLAND OF DEATH TPB
Written by TOM BELAND
Penciled by JUAN DOE
Cover by JUAN DOE
Marvel’s First Family investigates a long-kept secret, bringing them to the island of Puerto Rico — face-to-face with an old nemesis and a creature known as el Chupacabra! Then, it’s a return trip to the tropics, and the Human Torch is bringing his good buddy Spider-Man! What has turned the island of Vieques’ tranquil bay into…a giant radioactive monster?! Plus: There’s no such thing as a relaxing vacation. When the monstrous evil genius M.O.D.O.K. hatches a plan involving genetically enhanced monkeys, our heroes will be up to their ears in it! Guest-starring Dragon Man and the mysterious figure known only as…El Vejigante! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: ISLA DE LA MUERTE!, SPIDER-MAN & THE HUMAN TORCH IN…BAHIA DE LOS MUERTOS! and FANTASTIC FOUR IN ATAQUE DEL M.O.D.O.K.!
136 PGS./Rated T …$16.99
DEADPOOL MAX: SECOND CUT TPB
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Penciled by KYLE BAKER, SHAWN CRYSTAL & DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by KYLE BAKER
Marvel’s most mentally misaligned misanthrope, Deadpool, returns in a gloriously raw, uncensored shoot-‘em-up romp across America with his good buddy Hydra Bob, a boatload of explosives, enough military-grade weaponry to sink your battleship and a cocktail of mood-altering pharmaceuticals. When Bob is framed for a terrorist act on American soil and hunted by the U.S. government, he and his best friend Deadpool go on the run in a heartfelt, soul-searching journey full of sex, drugs and unnecessary excessive violence! Familiar friends and foes including Taskmaster, Cable, Agent X, Weasel and Blind Al join the bosom buddies on their sanity-smashing adventure as Deadpool helps his pal Bob try to clear his not-so-good name. Plus: Christmastime is here again, and Hydra Bob and Deadpool have a gift you’ll never forget! Collecting DEADPOOL MAX 2 #1-6 and DEADPOOL MAX X-MAS SPECIAL.
160 PGS./Explicit Content …$19.99
MARVEL FIRSTS: WWII SUPER HEROES TPB
Written by BILL EVERETT, JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY, WILL HARR, BOB DAVIS, PHIL STURM, OTTO BINDER, STAN LEE & MORE
Penciled by CARL BURGOS, BILL EVERETT, JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY, MAURICE GUTWIRTH, JACK BINDER, HARRY SAHLE, AL AVISON, AL GABRIELE, SYD SHORES, CHARLES NICHOLAS WOJTKOSKI, MIKE SUCHORSKY & MORE
Cover by VARIOUS
In 1939, Timely Comics — precursor to modern Marvel — burst onto the scene with a wild and unmatched energy, populating the Golden Age of Comics with hundreds of new characters! Travel back to the Marvel Universe’s embryonic beginnings, and relive the dynamic debuts of the Sub-Mariner, Captain America, Laughing Mask, Ferret, Dynamic Man, Marvex, Black Marvel, Blazing Skull, Patriot, Young Allies, Whizzer, Rockman, Jack Frost, Destroyer, Witness, Miss America and more — plus the Golden Age incarnations of the Human Torch, Angel, Falcon, Black Widow and Vision! Collecting material from MARVEL COMICS #1; DARING MYSTERY COMICS #1-3, #5 and #7; MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #4, #13, #28 and #49; MYSTIC COMICS #1-2 and #4-7; RED RAVEN COMICS #1; CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1, #6 and #13; HUMAN TORCH COMICS #4; YOUNG ALLIES COMICS #1; and USA COMICS #1-2.
456 PGS./Rated T …$39.99
IRON MAN BY JOE QUESADA TPB
Written by JOE QUESADA & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by ALITHA MARTINEZ, SEAN CHEN, DAN PANOSIAN & PAUL RYAN
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Tony Stark has created his most advanced suit of armor yet: one with artificial intelligence! The suit moves on its own, fights on its own — and makes decisions on its own. The new Iron Man has none of Tony’s weaknesses — except Rumiko Fujikawa, the woman Tony loves. The suit loves her, too. And so, for it to take over Tony’s life and “become” him for good, Iron Man must kill Tony Stark! Plus: Tony discovers the technologically advanced Sons of Yinsen, worshippers of the man who helped his invent his armor. But when he learns his first foe, Wong Chu, still lives, Iron Man must team with the Sons to shatter Wong Chu’s empire! Collecting IRON MAN (1998) #1/2 and #26-32, and IRON MAN ANNUAL 2000.
232 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
AVENGERS VS. THANOS TPB
Written by JIM STARLIN, MIKE FRIEDRICH, STEVE ENGLEHART, STEVE GERBER & SCOTT EDELMAN
Penciled by JIM STARLIN, DON HECK, BOB BROWN, JOHN BUSCEMA & MIKE ZECK
Cover by JIM STARLIN
Eternal. Nihilist. Madman. Would-be lover of Death itself. Thanos of Titan is all these things — and even before he created the Infinity Gauntlet and decimated half the universe, he was still a mighty force to be reckoned with. Here, collected in one volume for the first time, is the complete story of Thanos’ first life — and first death. Witness as Thanos targets Captain Marvel and the Avengers in a bid to become a god, manipulates Adam Warlock, and finally lays siege to the Earth itself! Guest-starring Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Thing, Moondragon, Drax the Destroyer and more! By cosmic mastermind Jim Starlin! Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #55, CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #25-33, MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #12, DAREDEVIL (1964) #105-107, AVENGERS (1963) #125, WARLOCK (1972) #9-11 and #15, AVENGERS ANNUAL (1967) #7, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2, and material from LOGAN’S RUN #6.
472 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
SPIDER-MAN: THE DEATH OF JEAN DEWOLFF TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER & SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by RICH BUCKLER & SAL BUSCEMA
He’s the Sin-Eater, the man who takes the world’s sins for himself by killing every sinner he sees — and he sees them everywhere! But the lethal lunatic bites off more than he can chew when he robs Spider-Man of a dear friend: police captain Jean DeWolff! How can the grieving hero track down a villain with targets everywhere he goes? Join the wall-crawler for a frantic search through New York City that culminates in a pivotal moment between Manhattan’s two biggest solo stars — Spidey and Daredevil! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #107-110 & #134-136.
168 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
GAMBIT CLASSIC VOL. 2 TPB
Written by HOWARD MACKIE & TERRY KAVANAGH
Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO & KLAUS JANSON
Cover by LEE WEEKS
Gambit and Rogue return to the Big Easy! The Assassins’ Guild, now led by Gambit’s embittered ex-wife Bella Donna, has kidnapped Cody Robbins — Rogue’s first crush, comatose since the two first kissed years before. Can the X-Men’s most unpredictable couple track down and rescue Cody in time? And will Bella Donna’s jealous rage shatter their tenuous relationship? Then, separated from the X-Men, Gambit’s heist of a religious artifact is interrupted when he comes to the aid of a beautiful fallen angel. But he’s not the only one interested in her. Can Gambit overcome the demonic powers of Oliver Stoker and his evil horde, and get the angel Anielle to safe haven? Collecting ROGUE (1995) #1-4 and GAMBIT (1997) #1-4.
208 PGS./Rated T …$29.99
COUNTER X: GENERATION X — FOUR DAYS TPB
Written by BRIAN WOOD, KEN SIU-CHONG & KARL KESEL
Penciled by STEVE PUGH, RON LIM, CHRISTINA CHEN & JAMES FRY
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Brian Wood (X-MEN) pens a complex, interweaving story of a single day in the lives of Generation X — told from four different points of view! Jubilee and M stop a terrorist plot, Skin and Banshee battle kidnappers, Husk investigates a haunting at the Academy, and Chamber…meets a girl?! It’s teenage angst, supernatural suspense and high adventure! Then, in the wake of several hard-hitting tragedies, a shaken Generation X realizes they can’t be children anymore. It’s the end of an era for the Xavier Academy as the students say their bittersweet farewells and prepare to make their own ways in the world — but who will go on to join the X-Men? And what will happen to the others? The answers will surprise you! Collecting GENERATION X #71-75 and material from X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #34.
160 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
X-MEN: MUTANT MASSACRE TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, LOUISE SIMONSON, WALTER SIMONSON & ANN NOCENTI
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., BRET BLEVINS, RICK LEONARDI, ALAN DAVIS, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, TERRY SHOEMAKER, WALTER SIMONSON, JACKSON GUICE, SAL BUSCEMA & JON BOGDANOVE
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The Morlocks: a community of mutant outcasts living beneath the streets of Manhattan. The Marauders: professional mutant assassins, employed by a mysterious evil to wipe out the Morlocks. Between the two stand some of Marvel’s most heroic: the X-Men, X-Factor, the New Mutants, Power Pack, Daredevil and the Mighty Thor! But taken by surprise by the Marauders’ overwhelming onslaught, can these disparate heroes hope to save any of the Morlocks? And even if they can, what will be the cost? Be there as the X-Men are shattered, Thor is grievously wounded, and the Angel is changed forever! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #210-214, X-FACTOR (1986) #9-11, NEW MUTANTS (1983) #46, THOR (1966) #373-374, POWER PACK (1984) #27 and DAREDEVIL (1964) #238.
320 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
X-MEN: FALL OF THE MUTANTS VOL. 1 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, PETER DAVID & LOUISE SIMONSON
Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, KERRY GAMMILL, TODD MCFARLANE, BRET BLEVINS & JUNE BRIGMAN
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Two teams of mutants. Two tales of tragedy. The vicious Marauders have already slaughtered the tunnel-dwelling Morlocks; now, they plan to kill Cyclops’ estranged wife, Madelyne Pryor. And if that means taking on the X-Men, that’s just fine with them! Then, Storm embarks on a vision quest to find Forge — but when she discovers the evil Adversary pulling their strings, the X-Men must literally sacrifice their lives to stop him! Meanwhile, the New Mutants take in the hybrid creature known as Bird-Brain — but when he flees back to the island where he was created, the team follows and clashes with the Ani-Mator in a battle that will cost the young mutants one of their own! Guest-starring the Incredible Hulk! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #220-227, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #340 and NEW MUTANTS (1983) #55-61.
440 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
AVENGERS: THE ONCE AND FUTURE KANG TPB
Written by ROGER STERN, JIM SHOOTER, DANNY FINGEROTH & STEVE ENGLEHART
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, STEVE DITKO & MARK BRIGHT
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
The Sub-Mariner has joined the Avengers! And they’ll need his superhuman strength and aquatic expertise when they make a shocking discovery beneath the waves of Jamaica Bay, deal with a new Yellowjacket and clash with the unimaginable cosmic power of the Beyonder! But when the Avengers’ time-hopping nemesis Kang the Conqueror returns — a whole Council of Kangs, in fact — can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes escape the deadly realm of Limbo, dispatch the threats of the Space Phantom and Growing Man, and triumph over their futuristic foe? And what parts will Ravonna and Immortus play in the battle? Plus: The Avengers and West Coast team up to uncover a traitor in their midst! Guest-starring the Molecule Man, the Silver Surfer and Freedom Force! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #262-269, AVENGERS ANNUAL (1967) #15 and WEST COAST AVENGERS ANNUAL #1.
280 PGS./Rated T …$29.99
ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 4 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, BILL KUNKEL, STEVEN GRANT, ALAN KUPPERBERG, ROGER STERN & MORE
Penciled by JEFF ACLIN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DON PERLIN, MIKE VOSBURG, SAL BUSCEMA, BOB MCLEOD, GENE COLAN, RICH BUCKLER, PAT BRODERICK, CARMINE INFANTINO, MIKE ZECK, JIMMY JANES, ALAN KUPPERBERG, WILL MEUGNIOT & HERB TRIMPE
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Spider-Man’s parade of all-star team-ups continues as he fights side-by-side with Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Strange, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, Nightcrawler, Beast, Ghost Rider, Howard the Duck, X-51, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and more — against a non-stop onslaught of deadly foes including the Silver Dagger, the Griffin, Boomerang, the Maggia, Arcade, Killer Shrike, Mr. Fear, Tatterdemalion, the Owl and Nightshade! And in a special multi-part epic, Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. must race against time to save the president from death at the hands of Viper and the Silver Samurai! Collecting MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #76-78 and #80-98, and MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #2-3.
480 PGS./Rated T …$19.99