Thursday 27th November 2014,
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April 2013 Solicitations: Marvel

Skott Jimenez 01/21/2013 Reviews

It’s that time again: Solicitations! Here are what some of us here at Comic Booked are looking forward to from Marvel beginning with the first Marvel NOW! event, the long awaited Age Of Ultron:

AGE OF ULTRON #4 (of 10)Age Of Ultron
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • BRYAN HITCH (A/C)
Variant Cover by FENGHUA ZHONG
Ultron Variant by Rock-he Kim
• The impossible has happened!
• The Earth has been taken by Ultron…what few super hero survivors there are try desperately to stay alive.
• And it is Luke Cage who discovers the secret behind Ultron’s victory over all of mankind.
• A secret that will have fans of Marvel comics arguing for years to come!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF ULTRON #5Age Of Ultron
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
BRYAN HITCH (A/C)
Variant cover by ADI GRANOV
Ultron Variant by Rock-he Kim
• The super hero survivors of the Ultron devastation follow a trail to the Savage Land in the hopes of finding a way to survive or turn the tide of the Ultron apocalypse.
• But with half the Marvel heroes dead, what chance do any of the survivors have?
• The choice that will forever change the course of Marvel history…!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF ULTRON #6Age Of UltronAGEULTRON2013006_cov
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
BRANDON PETERSON & CARLOS PACHECO (A/C)
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Ultron Variant by Rock-he Kim
Variant by CARLOS PACHECO
• The heroes take the fight to Ultron…with a near-broken Captain America taking the lead!
• Meanwhile, Wolverine takes it upon himself to make one of the most controversial decisions in the history of Marvel comics…
…and you’ll never believe who goes along with him!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #14AUAvengers AssembleAVNASS2012014_cov
AL EWING (W) • BUTCH GUICE (A)
Cover by NIC KLEIN
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Stephane Roux
AGE OF ULTRON TIE-IN
• Black Widow heads back to her old stomping ground of San Francisco for coffee, old friends…
…and the end of the world as we know it.
• The Age of Ultron is here — and nobody’s getting out in one piece…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTRON #1AUUltron
TBD (W) • AMILCAR PINNA (A)
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
• Ultron took over the world.
• Ultron killed the heroes.
• Ultron…is your father.
• When you’re Victor Mancha, android teen Runaway, “daddy issues” doesn’t quite cover it.
32 PGS./One Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #27AUWolverine
MATT KINDT (W) • PACO MEDINA (A)
COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
• An AGE OF ULTRON tie-in (make sure you read #6 first!)
• Wolverine and the Invisible Woman find themselves in the Avengers’ past!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Age of Ultron (all of them) – It’s Ultron. One of my favorite baddies. Especially in the Busiek run of Avengers. This crossover better be more epic than AvX (although that can’t be too hard) so we’ll see what happens. -Kelly Cassidy

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THANOS RISING #1 (OF 5)ThanosTHANOS2013001_COV
JASON AARON (W) • SIMONE BIANCHI (A/C)
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Blank Variant Also Available
Young Variant Also Available
• What comes after “Marvel NOW!”? Whatever it is, it starts HERE.
• The vile face left movie audiences in shock after last summer’s Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers” movie, but who is this eerily disturbing villain?
• Thanos rises as the unrivaled rogue of wretchedness in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny. Where did this demi-god of death and destruction come from and…more importantly what does he want?
• The answers come from the incredible creative team of Jason Aaron (Wolverine, X-Men Origins) and Simone Bianchi (Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men) as they take you on journey that will not only change the course of one boy’s life…
…but will soon change the very nature of the Marvel Universe.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Cautious. That’s my view on this book. I love Thanos, he’s been a favorite character of mine for almost as long as I’ve collected comics but this series worries me. I’m not too big on the creative team and the whole tying into the Avengers movie almost makes me not want to get this because I’m worried the whole history of Thanos is about to be erased in order to fit him in with the movies, which is what this whole Marvel NOW! thing seems to be about. Drop the history and just make the 616 match the movies. Still, it’s Thanos so I’ll at least look at this issue and hope for the best. -Skott Jimenez

I want to get it… but Aaron’s run on Wolverine and the X-men has me severely doubting his work. BUT… his work on the new Thor title is good. So I’m torn. At a minimum I’ll get the first issue, because of Bianchi, but it’s gonna be a close one if I pick up issue 2. It has to have a solid story to sell me. -Kelly Cassidy

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AVENGERS #9Avengers
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • DUSTIN WEAVER (A/C)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Joe Quinones
“NEW UNIVERSE”
• Watch as the most dangerous weapon in the Universe is unleashed.
• Two Universal SYSTEMS collide.
• What good is a White Event if only leads to the destruction of the planet it was meant to transform?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Avengers #9 – It’s called “New Universe” and talks about a White Event. I’m in. Even if I wasn’t getting this title, I’d get it for that alone. And hopefully Kickers Inc. shows up. -Kelly Cassidy

AVENGERS #10AVEN2012010_Weaver-cov
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO (A)
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
50th Anniversary Variant by Daniel ACUÑA
“VALIDATOR”
• We learn that the Canadian super team Omega Flight got lost in a Garden Origin Site.
• Discover what happens when the Avengers go in to rescue them.
• Learn why ADAPTATION is the scariest word in the Marvel Universe.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Avengers #10 – Omega Flight. I’m Canadian and I don’t care. Where’s Alpha Flight? Their last miniseries was AMAZING. Let’s bring them back. Unless this is going to launch a new Alpha series, because I don’t see Omega going missing without Alpha knowing. Although the Avengers could care less that their students from Avengers Academy are missing… -Kelly Cassidy

AVENGERS ARENA #7 & 8Avengers Arena
DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • #7 ALESSANDRO VITTI (A)
#7 Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
#7 MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY John Tyler Christopher
#8 KEV WALKER (A)
#8 Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Issue #7 = All about Arcade! How did the former punch line become the sadistic scene stealer? Find out in this standalone shocker!
Issue #8 = A new story arc begins! What are X-23’s secrets…and what is Darkhawk’s big reveal?
• It’s 2 chances in 1 month to discover why iFanboy calls AVENGERS ARENA “a ton of fun” and IGN promises that “You will be convinced this series has taken the kid gloves off!”
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

Well, as of this writing we are 3 issues in and this series is still very interesting. It’s how Marvel Comics used to be, each issue was intriguing enough that when it ended all you wanted to do is count down the time until the next issue comes out. With Darkhawk still around then I’ll be sticking around. I was thinking of dropping the book once/IF he dies but I just might stick around. PLEASE don’t kill him though! -Skott Jimenez

SECRET AVENGERS #3Secret Avengers
NICK SPENCER (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by TOMM COKER
Variant Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
“Arlington”
• The High Council of A.I.M. launch their first attack – with Quake & Nick Fury caught in the crosshairs!
• Learn the deadly secret of the new Iron Patriot!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Secret Avengers #3 – I liked the espionage angle with non-powered heroes. Now Iron Patriot. It’s like they don’t want me to buy this book. Iron Patriot made sense when Osborne was wearing it… if he’s not a villain I’ll probably pass on this book going forward, especially if he’s a mainstay on the team. -Kelly Cassidy

UNCANNY AVENGERS #7Uncanny Avengers
RICK REMENDER (W) • Daniel Acuña (A)
Cover by John Cassaday
• Enter The Apocalypse Twins! The beginning of the end begins with their arrival!
• Why do they seek to anger The Celestials? What is their connection to Kang? How is Thor responsible for their mighty power?!
• A death at the hands of an Avenger divides the team!
• Will Sunfire torture an S-Man to save mutant lives?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

I don’t know… This book is already changing a creative team after the first arc? What is this, the New 52? What’s the point in assembling a strong creative team if they aren’t in it for the long haul? OK, Remender is still around which is good, but what happened to the days where you’d get a pairing on a title who would be in it for the long haul with an occasional guest creator here and there? Oh, and I don’t like Sunfire. So we’ll see how long I last with this book for multiple reasons. -Kelly Cassidy

YOUNG AVENGERS #4Young Avengers
KIERON GILLEN (W) • JAMIE MCKELVIE (A/C)
Variant cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
• Kate Bishop finally turns up!
• A lovely day trip to Central Park for a group of cheery youngsters.
• LIES! It’s not lovely as they’re being pursued by bad guys and it’s not a day trip as (er) it’s at night.
• A shameless retcon into Marvel Boy’s history!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

I have yet to get the first issue of this series but I already figure I’m going to love it for two reasons: Kieron Gillen and Loki (I will NEVER refer to him as ‘Kid Loki’)! I can’t say I’m very familiar with the other characters in this title, I don’t think I’ve ever really read anything they appeared in but I’ll be meeting them soon enough because this is a Marvel NOW! title I have very high hopes for! -Skott Jimenez

Other books with the word ‘Avenger’ in the title:

AVENGERS ARENA VOL. 1: KILL OR DIE TPBAvengers Arena
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Penciled by KEV WALKER & ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman teens — including members of the Runaways and Avengers Academy — are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented captor: Fight or die…only one will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle that will test the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant. Welcome to Murder World — where secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game. As Cammi and Hazmat battle the mysterious Deathlocket, X-23 and Juston Seyfert’s Sentinel join the fray — but who’s stalking the heroes in their sleep? Who are the students of the Braddock Academy? What’s up with Chase and Darkhawk? Who is not what they seem? And which player will draw first blood? Betrayal! Secrets! Murder! We dare you to tune in to your new favorite comic…NOW! Collecting AVENGERS ARENA #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6657-3

NEW AVENGERS #5New AvengersNEWAVN2013005_cov
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • STEVE EPTING (A)
Cover by JOCK
VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUINONES
“BLACK SWAN”
• Learn the history of the enigmatic Black Swan.
• What answers can she provide the Illuminati?
• And watch as the New Avengers do the unthinkable!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS #189Dark Avengers
Jeff Parker (W) Neil Edwards (A/C)
Cover by Joe Quinones
• They were Earth’s Deadliest Villains. They’re about to become Avengers.
• The penultimate chapter of dark heroics is here!
• Parker & Edwards continue this year’s sleeper hit!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

A+X VOL. 1: = AWESOME TPB
Written by DAN SLOTT, JEPH LOEB, CHRIS BACHALO, PETER DAVID, JASON AARON, JAMES ASMUS, ZEB WELLS, KATHRYN IMMONEN & KIERON GILLENA+X
Penciled by RON GARNEY, DALE KEOWN, CHRIS BACHALO, MIKE DELMUNDO, PASQUAL FERRY, BILLY TAN, DAVID LAFUENTE & GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Spinning out of AVX, this all-star anthology brings you Avengers and X-Men action by the industry’s top creators! It’s time-travel aplenty when a WWII-era Captain America meets Cable, and Red Hulk and Wolverine face a future menace! Black Widow and Rogue fight Sentinels, while Iron Man, Kitty Pryde and Lockheed battle the Brood! Storm and Black Panther have their first post-AVX encounter, Gambit and Hawkeye join forces to save lives, and Spider-Man and Beast take on zombies! And while Cap mentors Jean Grey School problem student Quentin Quire, Iron Man and Beast butt heads, Iron Fist and Doop’s first adventure is revealed, Captain Marvel fights alongside Wolverine — and Loki and Mr. Sinister team up! (You didn’t think the heroes would have all the fun, did you?) A plus X adds up to awesome adventure…NOW! Collecting A+X #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T …$17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6674-0

NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 4 TPBNEW_AVENGERS_BB_V4_TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by WILL CONRAD & MIKE DEODATO JR.
Cover by RON GARNEY
AVX tie-in! Captain America has called the New Avengers to war against the X-Men, and Luke Cage will be forced to make a big decision: stand with his wife and child? Or suit up alongside the Avengers? Then, Iron Fist discovers the shocking secret history of the Phoenix in K’un-Lun’s Book of the Iron Fist! Hope Summers journeys to Iron Fist’s magical home to uncover her destiny. But will she conquer her future — or be consumed by it? Plus: The X-Men take three of the Avengers’ mightiest captive, but no jail can hold them for long. Or can it? And with the Avengers/X-Men war raging at a fevered pitch, Captain America calls out the big guns against the X-Men and the Phoenix Five: Can the Illuminati succeed where the Avengers failed? Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2010) #24-30.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6157-8

SECRET AVENGERS BY RICK REMENDER VOL. 2 TPBSEC_AVENGERS_RR_V2_TPB
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by RENATO GUEDES & MATTEO SCALERA
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
AVX tie-in! Thor leads a secret team of Avengers on a suicide mission to stop the Phoenix by any means necessary! Who is Minister Marvel, and why has he drawn the Phoenix to the Kree homeworld? The Avengers devise a way to save the Kree, but one man stands in their way: the original Captain Marvel, reborn to unite his people! Can Ms. Marvel and the Protector break free of Minister Marvel’s influence to aid their former companions? Plus: Can Hawkeye and Black Widow unmask the spy on their team in time to prevent tragedy? And as Hawkeye, Venom and Ant-Man face the Masters of Evil — an army of villains unlike any ever seen before — to save Max Fury, the Shadow Council’s true goal is revealed! Enter the power of the Abyss! Collecting SECRET AVENGERS (2010) #26-32.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6121-9

AVENGERS: HEART OF STONE TPBAVENGERS_HOSTONE_TPB
Written by BILL MANTLO, JIM SHOOTER, STEVEN GRANT, ROGER STERN & DAVID MICHELINIE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, ARVELL JONES, SAL BUSCEMA, GEORGE PÉREZ & DON NEWTON
Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ
It’s a cornucopia of classic Avengers action as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes travel to Russia to face the Elements of Doom, and then battle the WWII-era Arsenal robot and learn its shocking ties to Iron Man’s family! Meanwhile, an out-of-work Hawkeye takes a security job and clashes with the vicious alien princess Deathbird! Plus: The Avengers are called before Congress, battle the stone-faced Grey Gargoyle, face the new Inferno and deal with the meddling machinations of government liaison Henry Peter Gyrich! But when the team investigates a cry for help from a mental hospital, they discover a deadly new foe: Who is the terrible Taskmaster? And how can the Avengers hope to stop him when he can match every single fighting move they have to offer? Time to get creative! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #188-196 and ANNUAL #9.
216 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8431-7

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NOVA #3NovaNova
JEPH LOEB (W) • ED MCGUINNESS (A/C)
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
• It’s time for Sam Alexander’s Training Day. And with the Guardians of Galaxy’s Gamora and Rocket Raccoon in charge, Nova soon learns that old lesson “Practice Makes Painful!”
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Nova #3 – Rocket Raccoon is training Nova. with Ed McGuinness doing the art on that, you have the full reason to buy this issue. -Kelly Cassidy

Will I still be getting this book? Chances are good if only for the appearances of Gamora and Rocket Raccoon. But right now, with what I’ve seen of this new Nova, I’m not interested. Richard Rider was a great character and is still the best Nova Marvel ever had. This kid has an attitude that almost completely turns me off to him. But, with the guest stars this book is having I’ll at least give it a chance and hope the character grows on me. -Skott Jimenez

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2Guardians Of The Galaxy
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY Paolo Rivera
Variant cover by JOE QUESADA
Variant cover by JOE MADIUERA
Movie Variant Also Available
• While London deals with the brutal Badoon invasion, the fate of the Guardians of the Galaxy may have been decided millions of miles away.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

The Badoon. Now we’re getting to the Guardians I remember from the Valentino days. Yes, I know it’s not the same team, but with the Badoon involved there is that tie to the original series. But is Major Victory still part of it? And could Justice team up with him here for a double-Vance attack of some kind? Every other writer has passed on that bit but it’s something I can see Bendis taking on… -Kelly Cassidy

Not sure why the Guardians are on Earth but with no mention of Iron Man in this issue I just might have some interest. But, seriously, if anyone at Marvel reads this: NO IRON MAN IN THIS BOOK, PLEASE! I don’t get why he needs to be in it, other than these guys are getting a movie and Iron Man is getting another movie and Marvel now seems more interested in movies than comics… I loved the previous run for these characters and I want to have this title back on my pull list but Iron Man is an interest killer as is the return of characters that should be dead: Star Lord for example. -Skott Jimenez

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JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #651Journey Into Mystery
KATHRYN IMMONEN (W) MATTEO SCALERA (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
• Mayhem in the mess hall! Horror in the hash house!
• Volstagg’s daughter, Hildegund, only wanted a midnight snack! But something else is rampaging in the lower kitchens of Asgardia and she’s going to have to wake the whole house to fight it.
• Sif! Thor! The Warrior’s Three! Heimdall’s dog! All join forces to chain this beast once and for all. Unfortunately, everything they need to do it? Never EXISTED!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Marvel’s highest numbered title continues to carve it’s greatness into the world of comics! This book has not gotten boring or less interesting at all. Immonen has taken Lady Sif and made her a character that can actually carry her own title. I’m very happy for this and want to thank Kathryn Immonen for continuing the high level of awesome this series had since it returned. I cannot wait to read this story! -Skott Jimenez

Also from Asgard:

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY FEATURING SIF VOL. 1: STRONGER THAN MONSTERS TPBJourney Into Mystery
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by VALERIO SCHITI
Cover by JEFFREY BECKER
A new journey begins, starring Sif…the Berzerker?! When the latest crop of beasties besets Asgardia, our sword-slinging heroine leads the battle charge — but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm! Finding herself newly minted with an ancient version of the Berzerker spell, Sif returns to an unsuspecting Midgard — and with no patience for relative peace, starts putting out fires with gasoline! And things heat up even more when our heroine falls in with a group of brutal Asgardian savages — and joins them in their millennia-old battle against monsters! But can the berzerkers keep their bloodlust in check? And can Sif master her new abilities and serve Asgard? Guest starring the Superior Spider-Man and a collection of Marvel superstars! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #646-650.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6108-0

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #7Thor God Of ThunderThor God Of Thunder
JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Gabriele Dell’Otto
GODBOMB Part One of Five
• Somewhere at the end of the time, all the gods of the universe are enslaved, working to build a machine that will forever change the face of creation.
• What is…the Godbomb? And what can Thor, the last free god in all the cosmos, do to stop it?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS:THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 4 TPBMarvel MasterworksMarvel Masterworks
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY & RICHARD ISANOVE
Prepare yourself for an amazing assemblage of Asgardian classics as only Stan and Jack could make them. Featuring the one and only Thor, it kicks off with a blockbuster battle with the Absorbing Man! Then in Outer Mongolia, a demon powered by a mystic Norn stone awakens. Thor may be able to handle this magical menace, but how will he fare in a toe-to-toe tussle with Hercules — especially when Odin has cut the Thunder God’s power in half? It all leads to an epic adventure that takes Thor and Hercules into the depths of the Underworld to fight the legions of Pluto. And lest we forget, “Tales of Asgard” backs up every issue — revealing the secrets of Ragnarok and more! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #121-125, THOR (1966) #126-130 and material from NOT BRAND ECHH #3.
240 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6764-8
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 4 TPB — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 52 (DM ONLY)
240 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6765-5

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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7 & 8Superior Spider-Man
DAN SLOTT (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
ISSUE #7 – “Troubled Mind” Part 1
• An Avenger no more?
• With the public at large realizing this is no longer a “Friendly Neighborhood” Spider-Man, and in light of his actions in recent events, will the Avengers kick Spidey off the team? Plus the return of Cardiac!
• And a new development for a Spider-Man who hasn’t been seen for some time. And by time, we mean centuries.
• The lead up to the Spider-Event of the Summer STARTS HERE!
ISSUE #8 – “Troubled Mind” Part 2
• Peter Parker takes a stand!
• With a villain acting like a hero and a hero acting like a villain, one man has decided that enough is enough!
• More with Cardiac! More surprises! And a moment that will break a lot of hearts!
• To save the life of one of Spider-Man’s enemies, Peter Parker fights to regain control of his body, his mind, and his destiny!
• Is this the beginning of the end for Otto Octavius?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Love it or hate it: THIS is Spider-Man. And I for one LOVE it. But here’s a name I haven’t heard in forever: Cardiac. I wonder what the deal is with him and why he’s coming back. Oh, but then there’s the line about a Spider-Man who hasn’t been seen for some time… Could that have anything to do with Dan Slott’s recent mentions of Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man 2099??? I, for one, certainly hope so and even with everything else going on, this is what I’m focused on. Also… I think Slott is bringing Peter Parker back way to soon. -Skott Jimenez

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #19Avenging Spider-Man
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A)
COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
• Spider-Man is Doctor Octopus!!! There! Now, that we’ve got that off our chests…
• The mysterious being known as SLEEPWALKER stalks Spider-Man in the waking world, while something far more horrible has invaded his dreams!
• And what nightmares will the Superior Spider-Man’s dreams unleash on the world?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Okay, this isn’t a regular title for me and I’m not planning on making it one but SLEEPWALKER?! Heck yeah! Here’s another character from the 90’s that I have an affection for. I love this guy and enjoy any and every chance to see him in modern comics. I’m certainly looking forward to this one! P.S. I want Paolo Rivera on a Sleepwalker one shot or mini series NOW! -Skott Jimenez

Also in the Spider’s Web:

SCARLET SPIDER #16Scarlet SpiderScarlet Spider
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) KHOI PHAM (A)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Mike McKone and Morry Hollowell
• In the wake of Superior Spider-Man, the world has learned to fear the Spiders
• When terrorists attack one of Houston’s most famous landmarks, Kaine’s ready to put that fear to use!
• Yost & Pham continue year two of the world’s most dangerous super hero!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ALPHA: BIG TIME #3 (OF 5)Alpha
JOSHUA FIALKOV (W) NUNO PLATI (A)
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
ALPHA POUTS WHILE THE WORLD BURNS!
• A killer is on the loose that Alpha created! But the high school hero has a bigger threat – dating!
•The defining moment of the greatest superhero to ever exist ever is here, thanks to Josh Fialkov & Nuno Plati (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

VENOM #33Venom
CULLEN BUNN (W) DECLAN SHALVEY (A)
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
• It’s Venom vs. Toxin in the schoolyard!
• But have these two symbiote-psychos created something far more evil in Philadelphia?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

VENOM #34Venom
CULLEN BUNN (W) DECLAN SHALVEY (A&C)
• The Symbiote Slayers are here. You read that correctly.
• Toxin. Venom. Bunn. Shalvey. War.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN: THREATS & MENACES TPBAvenging Spider-Man
Written by CULLEN BUNN, ROB WILLIAMS, BRIAN REED, DEAN HASPIEL, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV & KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO, BRAD WALKER, LEE GARBETT, DEAN HASPIEL, NUNO PLATI & ROBERTO CASTRO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
It’s web-slinging action as you like it as Spider-Man faces a phalanx of fearsome foes!
• Horizon Labs take a field trip to the Savage Land! But when a horde of super-powered lizards attacks, it’s up to Spider-Man, Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy to save the day!
• Spidey goes toe to toe with the Thing in a mighty mind-control melee!

• When Spider-Man finds himself stuck in a world where Peter Parker never existed, it’s the Avengers to the rescue!
• When Spider-Man finds Blade enslaved in an underground, undead fighting league, the web-head must fight the vampire hunter for his very life!
• Who is the Spider-Man Impersonator?!
Collecting AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #14-15 and ANNUAL #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39, SPIDER-MAN VS. VAMPIRES and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #692.
184 PGS./Rated T …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6573-6

SPIDER-MAN: DANGER ZONE TPBAmazing Spider-Man
Written by DAN SLOTT, CHRISTOS GAGE & ZEB WELLS
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEVE DILLON
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Celebrating 50 years of power and responsibility! The most powerful entity on Earth is Alpha — a brash Midtown High slacker who gained his powers in a lab accident during an experiment conducted by none other than Peter Parker! To head off worldwide calamity, he’ll have to learn how to be a hero — and fast! And that means Spider-Man’s got his first-ever sidekick! Then: war of the Hobgoblins! Phil Urich has donned the demonic cowl as the Kingpin’s top enforcer, but Roderick Kingsley is back, seeking to reclaim his murderous mantle. And Kingsley may not be the only former Goblin who wants to stake his claim! Plus: Peter struggles to tell Aunt May the secret he’s hidden for years: He’s responsible for his uncle’s death! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #693-697 and material from #692, and AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #11.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6010-6

SPIDER-MEN TPBSpider-Man
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Universes collide for the first time in one ultimate, amazing Spider-Man story! Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis at last unites the wall-crawlers of two worlds! Courtesy of the multiversal machinations of Mysterio, the Marvel Universe’s friendly neighborhood Peter Parker meets Ultimate Comics’ new kid on the block, Miles Morales, in a landmark tale they said would never be told. The new Ultimate Spider-Man is sure to learn much of power and responsibility from his Amazing counterpart, a grown-up version of his fallen idol. But what lessons lie in wait for an adult Peter in a world at once familiar, yet strikingly different — a world in which he died young, but friends, foes and loved ones live on? Collecting SPIDER-MEN #1-5.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6534-7

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X-MEN #1X-MenX-Men
BRIAN WOOD (W) • OLIVIER COIPEL (A/C)
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by MILO MANARA
Young Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
X-MEN 50th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT BY NICK BRADSHAW
WALKING DEAD-POOL VARIANT ALSO AVAILIBLE
Because you demanded it! The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, The Massive) and Olivier Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth’s survival…or its destruction. Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Brian Wood. Oliver Coipel. Storm. Rachel Grey. Jubilee. Rogue. Could you make this book any more marketable? But keep this creative team beyond the first arc!! (See my Uncanny Avengers rant…) If you don’t then what’s the point, really? -Kelly Cassidy

ALL-NEW X-MEN #10ANXMEN009covfinal
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A/C)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Greg Horn
• The Uncanny X-Men come to the Jean Grey School to recruit.
• Who will join Cyclops and his revolutionary crew? The answer will shock you!
• Mystique and Sabretooth continue to hatch their master plan and it doesn’t bode well for the All-New X-Men.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

I’m loving this title. I didn’t expect to but I do. With Avengers, Bendis would sometimes just write a fight scene with no interaction and no dialogue except words like THOOM. But he’s done it better here – the writing is solid, and the fact that you actually get the emotion from the characters (especially Jean and Cyke)… He’s succeeded big time here. -Kelly Cassidy

UNCANNY X-MEN #4 & 5Uncanny X-MenUncanny X-Men
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
Issue #4 – CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Issue #5 – FRAZER IRVING (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TBD
ISSUE #4 –
• How is Magik the only one of the Phoenix Five to come out of the experience unscathed?Uncanny X-Men
• And there is something strange going on with one of the other members of the UNCANNY X-MEN.
ISSUE #5 –
• FRAZER IRVING (Batman and Robin) joins the creative team of UNCANNY X-MEN!
• Learn what it’s like to be a student at Cyclops’ new school.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

Bachalo is gone, and now we have a new artist. Surprise, surprise, and the first issue isn’t even in stores yet. Sigh. I’m not a fan of Cyclops new look and the fact that his faithful right hand is Magneto. What I can see is the clash this will bring against his old self who knows Magneto in other ways. Looking forward to that. -Kelly Cassidy

X-FACTOR #254X-Factor
PETER DAVID (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
• “HELL ON EARTH WAR” rages on as X-Factor struggles to stop the Hell Lords from tearing the Earth apart in their battle for dominance! And as the war spills into New York City, X-Factor receives help from longtime allies…
• …but help may come too late as members of X-Factor Investigations continue to fall.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Marvel’s 2nd highest numbered book behind Journey Into Mystery! And one of the most fun. Peter David is STILL writing this book, which is good – anyone else and it would just feel wrong. It’s fun, it almost breaks the fourth wall, and he finds a way to bring a new spin on mutants in the Marvel U. Oh, and gods too since Rahne has a son with a wolf prince from Asgard. -Kelly Cassidy

X Marks the Spot:

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #14Age Of Apocolypse
DAVID LAPHAM (W) • ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (A)
COVER BY GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI
VARIANT COVER BY GREG LAND
PART 3 of X-TERMINATION! – FINAL ISSUE!
• The multi-verse is being consumed!
• No one is safe as our heroes split up to fight a war in two universes.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

X-TREME X-MEN #13X-Treme X-Men
GREG PAK (W) • ANDRE ARAUJO (A)
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
VARIANT COVER BY KALMAN ANDRASOFSKY
Part 4 OF X-TERMINATION – FINAL ISSUE!
• With the rift into the AOA widening, the only chance might be to step into the void—but at what cost?
• Kid Nightcrawler makes the ultimate sacrifice.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

ASTONISHING X-MEN #61Astonishing X-Men
MARJORIE LIU (W) • MATTEO BUFFAGNI (A)
Cover by GIUSSEPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
Part 5 OF X-TERMINATION!
• The Extermination are poised to devour both the AOA and our Earth!
• A final goodbye between Wolverine and AOA Jean Grey!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

UNCANNY X-FORCE #4Uncanny X-Force
SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • RON GARNEY (A)
Cover by KRIS ANKA
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
• The first arc comes to a crazy climactic end!
• What have Fantomex and Cluster been up to while Bishop has been killing the rest of X-Force?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

 

CABLE AND X-FORCE #7Cable And X-Force
DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A/C)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Dale Eaglesham and Val Staples
• Cyclops comes face-to-face with his son Cable.
• Colossus isn’t faring well in prison.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

 

 

X-TERMINATION #2 (of 2)X-Termination
DAVID LAPHAM (W) • DAVID LOPEZ (A)
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
X-TERMINATION EVENT PART 6 – THE CONCLUSION!
• To stop the Extermination, Jean takes the Apocalypse power into herself – but can she control it?
• The final reckoning for AOA Nightcrawler…and the entire AOA itself!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

CABLE AND X-FORCE VOL. 1: WANTED TPBCable And X-Force
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA & GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cable is back! With a new X-Force at his side, he must tackle the threats nobody else can know about — even if it makes him and his team Public Enemy No. 1. Just who are Cable’s new recruits? Where has Colossus been since AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, and what’s wrong with his powers? What will happen when Cable faces his foster daughter, Hope, the “savior” of AVX? And most important, why is the new X-Force attacking a civilian company? Caught red-handed at the scene of a terrorist attack on a major American corporation whose CEO has expressed anti-mutant views, the members of X-Force finds themselves branded criminals and on the run —with none other than the Uncanny Avengers in hot pursuit. There’s no going back NOW! Collecting CABLE AND X-FORCE #1-5 and material from MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory …$17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6690-0

CABLE AND X-FORCE CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPBCable And X-Force Classics
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by ARNIE JORGENSEN, IAN CHURCHILL, SALVADOR LARROCA, WILFRED SANTAIGO, ADAM POLLINA & MORE
Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
Cable and X-Force unite under the pen of superstar writer Jeph Loeb! A new era begins as Cable revamps his mutant strike team and relocates to the X-Mansion — where Cannonball “graduates” to the X-Men, and Boomer becomes unhealthily attached to the murderous prisoner named Sabretooth! But when Cable’s wife, Aliya, returns from the future with a dire warning, he’ll be swept up in a time-traveling battle to save his younger self from his arch-nemesis Stryfe! Plus: Cable’s mentor, Blaquesmith, debuts; Caliban and the Mimic return; Grizzly goes bad; and Deadpool helps Siryn escape from…a mental hospital?! All this, and the true powermonger behind the nation of Genosha stands revealed as Cable and Domino face the disturbing, despotic Sugar Man! Collecting CABLE (1993) #21-28 and X-FORCE (1991) #44-48.
344 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8432-4

UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN VOL. 4 TPBUncanny X-Men
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by DANIEL ACUNA, RON GARNEY, DALE EAGLESHAM & CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
AVX tie-in! Even gods may fall! Five X-Men — Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor, Colossus and Magik — have been imbued with the cosmic Phoenix Force, becoming living avatars of destruction and creation. They have transformed Earth into a Utopia — but deep underground, Hell awaits. Mr. Sinister, mutant geneticist and longtime X-Men foe, has created an entire city and populated it with his own clones. The Phoenix Five set out to exterminate Sinister, but even the Phoenix Force’s power can’t prevent them from walking into a trap. As Cyclops and his team investigate Sinister London, they have no idea they’ll soon be facing weaponized X-Men clones, forgotten faces from their past and — for the first time since they bonded with the Phoenix — the very real threat of total defeat and death. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #15-20.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6530-9

X-MEN: FALL OF THE MUTANTS VOL. 2 TPBX-Men Fall Of The Mutants
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON, PETER DAVID, ANN NOCENTI, MARK GRUENWALD & STEVE ENGLEHART
Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON, TODD MCFARLANE, JON BOGDANOVE, JOHN ROMITA JR., KIERON DWYER & KEITH POLLARD
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
The FALL OF THE MUTANTS continues as the members of X-Factor — the original X-Men — face tragedies of their own! Angel is dead, apparently by suicide. The Beast is slowly losing his amazing intellect. Iceman’s powers are out of control. Cyclops and Marvel Girl don’t know how to feel toward one another. And amid all this, a new generation of troubled mutant teens desperately needs help — especially when they’re targeted by the villainous Right! And if that’s not enough, X-Factor faces their deadliest challenge yet in Apocalypse and his Horsemen — including the new Archangel! Guest-starring Captain America, Daredevil, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four and Power Pack! Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #18-26, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #336-337, POWER PACK (1984) #35, DAREDEVIL (1964) #252, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #339 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #312.
400 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6685-6

X-MEN: LONGSHOT TPB (NEW PRINTING)Longshot
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Penciled by ARTHUR ADAMS
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Meet Longshot. He’s a man without a past who possesses an uncanny lucky streak…and he’s on an existential quest through the Marvel Universe. But as Longshot deals with the quirkier aspects of American society, he must learn the secrets behind his enigmatic identity and accept his destiny as a hero. Along the way, he meets a crazed militiaman, demons from his mysterious otherworldly home, a daring stuntwoman named Ricochet Rita, ram-headed Quark, and Marvel heroes Spider-Man, She-Hulk, and Dr. Strange. As Longshot digs deeper, he rediscovers more about himself — and must come to terms with his past along the way. Because only Longshot and his friends can stop the media-addled Mojo from taking over Earth and remaking it in his own warped image. Collecting LONGSHOT #1-6.
208 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6711-2

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SAVAGE WOLVERINE #4Savage Wolverine
FRANK CHO (W/A/C)
Variant Cover by TBD
• Enter: MAN-THING!
• The Savage Land holds many secrets, among them what could be the key to resurrection…but at what cost?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

I’ll admit I liked the first issue. But now we have the Man-Thing showing up (definitely not a T&A character, unless you count his long-time friend Jennifer Kale). I’m interested to see what Cho does with Man-Thing, especially with Man-Thing transporting the (original) Thunderbolts all over the place. And talking like a surfer. Dear god, please bring back the classic dark Man-Thing… -Kelly Cassidy

Wait… Man-Thing? You know, I don’t read X-Titles but normally the appearance of Man-Thing would get me to check it out. However…$3.99 is a strike against it and what’s this crap about Manny teleporting and talking? Does anyone at Marvel know the history of characters like this?! How about this: Unless Steve Gerber is writing them, Man-Thing and Howard The Duck are NOT to be used. If only there was someone who could write (and draw!) these characters right! -Skott Jimenez

More Wolverine? What, does he have a movie or something coming out?

WOLVERINE #2Wolverine
PAUL CORNELL (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A/C)
Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO
• HUNTING SEASON, PART 2!
• Wolverine has to track down a boy on a rampage before he does the unthinkable!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

 

 

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #28Wolverine & The X-Men
JASON AARON (W) • RAMON PEREZ (A/C)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Alex Maleev
• Dog Logan, Wolverine’s half-brother from the classic ORIGIN, has defeated Wolverine and taken charge of the Jean Grey School Students.
• Which student won’t be coming home?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

WOLVERINE MAX #6Wolverine MAX
JASON STARR (W)
Cover by JOCK
• After solving the mystery of Creed and the plane crash, Logan heads to LA
• But after living in the past for so long, can Logan face his future?
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

 

WOLVERINE BY MARK MILLAR OMNIBUS HCMark Millar
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., KAARE ANDREWS & STEVE MCNIVEN
Cover by JOE QUESADA
He’s the best there is at what he does. And when writer Mark Millar (THE ULTIMATES, KICK-ASS) gets his hands on Wolverine, what he does isn’t very pretty! When the Hand brainwashes Wolverine, he slices and dices his way through friends and foes alike — carving a swath of terror through the Marvel Universe that ultimately results in an X-Man’s death! Finally captured and deprogrammed, Wolverine swears vengeance against his tormentors — and the vengeance of Wolverine is a wonder to behold. Then: Nobody knows what happened the night the heroes fell, but the villains have been calling the shots ever since. Wolverine’s fate is the biggest mystery of all. No one has heard from him for fifty years, and in his place stands an old man called Logan. Collecting WOLVERINE (2003) #20-32 and #66-72, and WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE #1.
576 PGS./Parental Advisory …$75
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6796-9
Trim size: oversized

WOLVERINE: SEASON ONE PREMIERE HCWolverine Season One
Written by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER
Penciled by SALVA ESPIN
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Discovered as a feral mutant prowling the wilds! Recruited as a covert operative by a secretive government agency! Destined to pursue a dream of peaceful coexistence between man and mutant! Witness the birth of the Wolverine as the man called Logan makes his journey from animalistic wildling to beloved X-Man. Including Logan’s first blockbuster battle with the Hulk, as well as pivotal appearances by Sabretooth and Wendigo, this blood-splattered tale features a contemporary retelling of the Clawed Canuck’s formative years!
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6672-6
Trim size: standard

WOLVERINE YOUNG READERS NOVELWolverine Young Readers
Written by BARRY LYGA
Cover by TODD NAUCK
My name is Eric Mattias, and I have the world’s suckiest mutant power. I live at Xavier’s School for Gifted Students, which is like home base for the mutants of the world. You’ve probably seen mutants on TV, and you probably wish you could go to school with a bunch of people who have awesome powers. Because you probably think you’d get to hang out with the X-Men and fight evil mutants and do stuff like that. But guess what? You’d be wrong! Instead, I go to school and I play on my computer and I’m alone a lot because, like I said before, I have a lame mutant power. So anyway, this book is sort of about my life as a mutant, and it’s about my worst day ever. And Wolverine’s worst day ever, too.
128 PGS./Ages 8-12 …$6.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8395-2

WOLVERINE: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE GN-TPBWolverine Official Index
Written by JEPH YORK
Get the complete history of the X-Men’s favorite berserker mutant, from his earliest solo miniseries all the way to the present day! This book comes packed with synopses of all four volumes of WOLVERINE, plus WOLVERINE: WEAPON X, dozens of one-shots and more — introducing you to the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within; and providing vital information about all things Wolverine! Collecting the Wolverine material from WOLVERINE, PUNISHER & GHOST RIDER: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-8.
232 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6201-8

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN BY JASON AARON VOL. 4 TPBWolverine & The X-Men
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by JORGE MOLINA, CHRIS BACHALO & MIKE ALLRED
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
AVX tie-in! The final battle begins! The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning has seen its loyalties — and its faculty — divided by the war between the Avengers and the X-Men. But now, with the Phoenix Force corrupting Cyclops’ team, Wolverine’s mission becomes clear! Yet even with the fate of the Earth itself on the line, Kitty Pryde still has a school to run, and fewer teachers than ever to staff it — or protect its students. With Wolverine, Beast, Iceman, Angel and more gone, can the skeleton crew of Kitty, Doop, Toad and Husk safeguard the students when one of the Phoenix Five shows up on their doorstep? Plus: a sensational solo adventure featuring startling secrets about everyone’s favorite floating green blob: Doop! Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #14-18.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6543-9

WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS — THE COMPLETE SERIES TPBWolverine Best There is
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
With his Adamantium-laced bones and seemingly limitless recuperative powers, Wolverine is virtually unkillable. But it’s that same healing factor that makes him a target for crazed virologist Winsor, a walking disease factory who employs a small army of healers and immortals. To test the limits of Wolverine’s healing abilities, these vampires, demigods and madmen will push Logan to the limits of his endurance in ways more gruesome than he’s ever encountered. But with the aid of the X-Men and the timely intervention of a pair of space pirates, the down-but-not-out Wolverine sets out on an intergalactic road to revenge! These killers might have powers similar to Wolverine’s, but only one can be the best there is — and what he’s going to do won’t be pretty! Collecting WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS #1-12.
288 PGS./Parental Advisory …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6766-2

WOLVERINE MAX VOL. 1: PERMANENT RAGE TPBWolverine MAX
Written by JASON STARR
PENCILED BY ROLAND BOSCHI, FELIX RUIZ & CONNOR WILLUMSEN
Cover by JOCK
Your favorite X-Man the way you want him — in a no-holds-barred MAX series written by award-winning crime novelist Jason Starr! In Tokyo, Logan gets pulled into a terrorist’s plot — or was he the target all along? In the aftermath of a plane crash that wiped his memory, the man known as Wolverine investigates his own past — and uncovers things he didn’t want to know! Who are Victor Creed and Mariko Yashida? What do they mean to Wolverine, and what dirty secrets are both hiding? Framed for Creed’s vicious acts, Logan becomes Public Enemy No. 1 — but when the chance to face Creed in a final showdown comes, Logan knows he must learn the full truth about himself, about Mariko…and about what, exactly, happened on that plane. Collecting WOLVERINE MAX #1-5.
112 PGS./Explicit Content …$17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6782-2

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DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #4 (OF 4)Deadpool Killustrated
CULLEN BUNN (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A)
Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
• Can Deadpool rid the universe of the scourge of classical literature?
• The Three Musketeer are all for DONE! Sherlock Holmes gets to the bottom of HIS OWN GRAVE!
• Sorry, college students–ALL OF LITERATURE ENDS HERE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Even though I didn’t find the Deadpool NOW! series to be funny or interesting in any way, shape, or form, I do still love a good DP story. I’m expecting this one to be as fun as the last Deadpool miniseries was. I have hopes, mostly because it isn’t the same people writing this that is writing the NOW! series -Skott Jimenez

Deadpool NOW!:

DEADPOOL #7-8Deadpool Deadpool
GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN (W)
ISSUE 7: SCOTT KOBLISH (A)
ISSUE 8: MIKE HAWTHORNE (A)
#7 – Cover by Kevin Maguire
#8 – COVER BY ART ADAMS
#7 – MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Billy Tan, Danny Miki, Morry Hollowell
• First…flashback to Deadpool’s adventures in yesteryear with Iron Man!
• Then…Deadpool is hired by a demon to reclaim damned souls!
• Plus…Wade gets in touch with his feminine side!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

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INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #6Indestructible HulkIndestructible Hulk
MARK WAID (W) • WALT SIMONSON (A/C)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Dale Keown, Mark Morales, Edgar Delgado
Walt Simonson draws the Hulk AND Thor!
• Banner takes his lab team to Jotunheim!
• Hulk vs. Frost Giants!
• Guest-starring Thor!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

My favorite surprise of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. Mark Waid writes an amazing story, and now Simonson is on art? I complained about a creative team changing after the first arc but if you’re gonna do it, this is how you do it. It’s hard to beat Lienel Yu but Simonson does it. And he’s doing Thor in this issue too?? His Thor run beats all other Thor arcs ever. If I wasn’t getting this issue I would be now. -Kelly Cassidy

More Hulk:

RED SHE-HULK #64Red She-Hulk
JEFF PARKER (W)
CARLO PAGULAYAN & WELLINTON ALVES (A)
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
ROUTE 616 CONTINUES!
• Red She-Hulk goes deep underground to find the secrets of the ancient order of the Shield!
• There’s a new ruler of the world below!
• He may never let her leave…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK VOL. 1: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. PREMIERE HCIndestructible Hulk
Written by MARK WAID
Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Hulk: Indestructible force more weapon than man. Banner: smartest man alive. Combined, they are the strongest, smartest weapon on the planet! Now an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Indestructible Hulk must take down the new Quintronic Man and battle Attuma on the ocean floor to learn the secret of Lost Lemuria! But not everything is as it seems: What is Banner’s secret hold over S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill? What and where is Bannertown, USA? And which one of Banner’s lab assistants holds a deadly secret? Plus: Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are friends, but Hulk and Iron Man are anything but! The Golden Avenger guest-stars as Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and superstar artist Leinil Yu take the Hulk in a new direction…NOW! Collecting INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1-5. Includes designs, sketches, script, and pencils!
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6831-7
Trim size: standard

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HAWKEYE #10HawkeyeHawkeye
MATT FRACTION (W)
FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (a/c)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Paolo Rivera
• The most acclaimed new book of the year continues!
• Who pulled the trigger?
• Where have you seen him before? Have you seen him before? Maybe. But not like this.
• It’s murder, mayhem, and greasepaint make-up for the money, kids — and that means playtime is over, Monsieur Hulot. Caw caw.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

My favorite Marvel book out there and my favorite long-time Marvel hero. Although the artist has changed, it has been alternating and I can respect that. Fraction has upset me in the past but he has surprised me here. Immensely. And I love this book. -Kelly Cassidy

THUNDERBOLTS #8ThunderboltsThunderbolts
DANIEL WAY (W) • PHIL NOTO (A)
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO-TEDESCO
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Larry Stroman, Danny Miki, Morry Hollowell
• A new terrorist mastermind rises…with close ties to a Thunderbolt!
• His cell has weaponized decommissioned Crimson Dynamos!
• Meanwhile, the Thunderbolts are tearing themselves apart!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

Another example of an artist leaving after the first arc. For *BLEEP*’s sake, Marvel, what is going on? The story so far has been meh and dragged on too long, but the art did it for me. Now is that still gonna be the case? Dunno. Have to see. But I’m losing most of my faith in the big 2 publishers these days… -Kelly Caddisy

And there you have it! A selection of Marvel’s upcoming releases and a few of our thoughts about them. What books are you looking forward to???

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  1. kcassidy 01/21/2013 at 10:45 pm

    Several of the Young Avengers are from the previous Young Avengers series and we even have Kate Bishop in Hawkeye. It's interesting how none of these Young Avengers from before made it to Arena (although I'm guessing Gillen has the clout to get which teens he wanted for the book).

  2. Scorp_Moonopoly 01/22/2013 at 5:08 pm

    Yeah, Marvel NOW! definitely seems more than anything else an excuse to make things more like the movies.

    • jeffhillwriter 01/24/2013 at 2:57 am

      Which is stupid, because no one who walks into a comic shop cares about the movies, for the most part. Way to alienate your ONLY remaining comic fans, Marvel. Smart movie… They might as well call this newest initiative Marvel NOT.

    • Skott_Jimenez 01/29/2013 at 4:08 am

      I've been saying that for a while now. I couldn't care less about the movies and I certainly don't want them impacting my comics. I've tried most of the Avengers books but I won't even look at Secret Avengers because of the Fake Nick Fury. I didn't like the movie version of Fury and I won't follow him in the 616.
      I had hopes that this would help me return to the Marvel Universe but it seems to be pushing me further away from it. I've supported Marvel since 1990 and it looks more and more like I am just not wanted anymore.

  3. jeffhillwriter 01/24/2013 at 2:56 am

    The very fact that Alpha has his own series is going to be my go-to counter for anyone who defends Marvel in 2013. That is all.

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