Those Marvel’s February Solicitations IN FULL

Posted by November 17, 2009 Comment

Don’t you hate waiting for solicitations? Marvel has given the X-Men solicitations to ComicBookResources and bunch of others to Newsarama but they’re making you wait until 9 am PST for the rest. It’s just not fair is it?

Well, Bleeding Cool hates you to wait. Those Marvel February singles solicitations in full… including books like Ultimate X by Jeph Loeb and Art Adams, Tales Of The Pet Avengers, DoomWar and Pixie Strikes Back

We’ll leave the trade paperbacks to the other guys. But do tell me if I’ve missed anything else out.

Written by JEPH LOEBPencils & Cover by ART ADAMSVillain Variant Cover by ART ADAMSSpecial Variant by ART ADAMSSpecial Variant by TBASpoiler Line-up Variant by ART ADAMSWho?or what?is Ultimate X? The answers and even more secrets arrive in the all new ULTIMATE X ongoing bi-monthly series from the superstar dream team of JEPH LOEB and ART ADAMS. Wolverine is dead. Captain America is a fugitive. The Fantastic Four disbanded. Lives have been destroyed and nothing can ever be the same?is there any hope left? It all begins with a search for a brand new character whose identity will leave jaws on the floor and change the Ultimate Universe forever.32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #2 (of 4)Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISPencils by RAFA SANDOVALCover by ED MCGUINNESSThe explosive new mini-series continues!! The super hero survivors of the mysterious attacks on the Ultimate Universe are forced to deal with the damage dropped at their doorstep. But who is behind it all? There’s one person who has had just about enough with pain and suffering in life and isn?t going to take it anymore. That person is Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman?and she is going to kick somebody?s @$#. Join fan-favorite BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and rising super-star, RAFA SANDOVAL (AVENGERS: INITIATIVE) as they bring you the next mind-blowing chapter!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #6COVER BY: Carlos PachecoWRITER: Mark MillarPENCILS: Carlos PachecoLike father like long-lost psychotic son? Not quite! Looks like this anticipated Father-Son reunion will result in bullets instead of tears! Will the Avengers get there in time to keep Captain America and Red Skull from blowing themselves away and the world in the process? Hold on to your masks! The wildly entertaining team-up of MARK MILLAR (ULTIMATES) and CARLOS PACHECO (AVENGERS FOREVER) bring you the exhilarating conclusion of ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS: THE NEXT GENERATION! Parental Advisory ?$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7COVER BY: DAVID LAFUENTEWRITER: Brian Michael BendisPENCILS: Takeshi MiyazawaINKS: Takeshi MiyazawaCOLORED BY: Justin PonsorLETTERED BY: VC – Cory PetitSpider-Man and his amazing friends, Iceman and the Human Torch, team up to help the newly powered Rick Jones deal with the crazy changes and responsibilities that come with…power. But what side of the coin is Rick Jones on? Is this the birth of a new hero? Or the birth of an ultimate?enemy?? Find out as the awesomely talented duo of BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (DARK AVENGERS) and TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (RUNAWAYS) bring you a new revelation in ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN! Part one of a two-part story!! Rated T ?$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #620Written by DAN SLOTTPencils & Cover by MARCOS MARTINSpecial Variant by TBAMYSTERIO’S made his big move and a criminal empire is his for the taking! Or is that just more sleight of hand? More mobsters! More mayhem! More magic tricks! And a fight to the finish with MR. NEGATIVE versus SPIDER-MAN versus MYSTERIO! The big question is: What prize goes to the winner?32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #621Written by DAN SLOTTPenciled by MICHAEL LARKCover by ED MCGUINNESS”Out for Blood”SPIDEY needs a favor from the BLACK CAT. Nothing big. He just needs her help stealing one of MR. NEGATIVE’S most valuable possessions. It’s not like anything could go oh-so-horribly wrong! Also in this ish: a dark turn for CARLIE COOPER, a disturbing development for CURT CONNORS, and a malicious move by…AUNT MAY?!32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #622Written by GREG WEISMAN & FRED VAN LENTEPencilled by LUKE ROSS & JOE QUINONESCover by SIMONE BIANCHIAs the Gauntlet rages on around him, the spotlight is on Peter Parker’s original archenemy-turned-best friend, Flash Thompson. Since losing his legs in service to his country, Flash Thompson’s not been deterred by his physical limitations. But even a hero can have his limits. Greg Weisman, one of the brains behind the smash TV hit Spectacular Spider-Man, teams with Luke Ross (CAPTAIN AMERICA) to bring a touching story of Flash Thompson coming to terms with his new life. Then, Fred Van Lente and Joe Quinones (WEDNESDAY COMICS) bring Spider-Man face-to-face with Morbius, The Living Vampire!40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #5Written by FRED VAN LENTE, ZEB WELLS & TOM DEFALCOPenciled by BARRY KITSON, RON FRENZ & XURXO PENALTACover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDEVICSpecial Variant by TBACurt Connors has played a tricky role in the life of Peter Parker – at his best, he’s an ally whom even Spider-Man must keep an eye on. At his worst, he’s The Lizard – a ferocious creature with killer instincts – and Connors’ fine scientific mind to boot. Web-head Stalwarts Fred Van Lente and Barry Kitson bring you the tragic case of Curt Connors – while Zeb Wells and Xurxo Penalta gives a preview of his synapse-shattering return later this year in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!Meanwhile, in the Spectacular Spider-Girl, a brand new era is born for Mayday Parker as she finally gets through to her clone, April – and just in time, as a Mob War EXPLODES – and Midtown High is caught in the crossfire!48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #6 (of 6)Written by TOM DEFALCO & HOWARD MACKIEPenciled by TODD NAUCKCover by CHRIS CROSSSee how the controversial classic SHOULD have ended, straight from the pens of the Clone Saga’s original architects, Tom DeFalco and Howard Mackie. Heroes are born, heroes die, and demons from the past return with a vengeance. Once the smoke clears only one Spider-Man will be left standing! Don’t miss the finish that answers ALL your lingering questions, Spidey fans!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: JACKPOT #2 (of 3)Written by MARC GUGGENHEIMPencils & Cover by ADRIANA MELOWith one choice, Sarah Ehret gave up a normal life and embraced her destiny as the vigilante Jackpot. But the underworld isn’t about to go down without a fight. As Jackpot finds herself locked in combat with a resurgent WHITE RABBIT and in the crosshairs of THE ROSE, not even the wisdom and friendship of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and MR. FANTASTIC will be enough to help Jackpot as BOOMERANG closes in for the kill. Be warned – someone doesn’t walk away from this fight alive. Marc Guggenheim (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Adriana Melo (MS. MARVEL) bring you the defining moments of the next great Marvel hero!32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN 1602 #5 (of 5)Written by JEFF PARKERPencils & Cover by RAMON ROSANASOctavius has come to accept his new body, and Peter is of no use to him anymore. Now The Spider finds himself and his new flame surrounded by monsters happy to shed their humanity. Will he lose his too — and how will this affect the world of the future? Don’t miss the riveting conclusion to this breakout series! Based on the 1602 series from Neil Gaiman.32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN & THE SECRET WARS #3 (of 4)Written by PAUL TOBINPencils & Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGERGalactus. Arguably the most powerful being in all creation. The sole survivor of the universe that came before our own. The deadliest threat to not only those the Beyonder has stranded on Battleworld, but even to the planet itself. Galactus. A being so powerful that his mere presence warps all reality, twists what is real and what is false. Galactus. The being that Spider-Man needs to stop, aided by an Enchantress who may be real, or may be false, and a certain black costume that’s all a part of the game of…Galactus.32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #60Written by PAUL TOBINPenciled by CHRISTIAN NAUCKCover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWANew York’s police department has been known to hire bounty hunters, psychics and assorted spiritualists, but Peter Parker never thought he’d see the day when they sent out a call to hire… special agent Spider-Man? But is this offer too good to be true? Maybe even a trap? It would take a mind-reader to find out the truth, and luckily, Peter knows just such a person. Unluckily, that person is Emma Frost, the very person the police want Spider-Man to hunt down.32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN NOIR: EYES WITHOUT A FACE #3 (of 4)Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKYArt byCARMINE DI GIANDOMENICOCover by PATRICK ZIRCHERVariant Cover by DENNIS CALEROSpider-Man faces the most insurmountable odds of his life! As enemies close in from all sides, Peter Parker tries to outrace the danger and find the truth that’s costing innocent lives! Spider-Man is drawn ever closer to the climactic showdown with the man who may be his greatest foe…but will the unstoppable Sandman stop him from even getting there?32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #33Written by CHRISTOS GAGEPenciled by JORGE MOLINACover by DAVID YARDINSpecial Variant by TBASIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!The Initiative faces its own CIVIL WAR as Taskmaster, Constrictor and Diamondback join the Dark Avengers in the Siege of Asgard…and come face-to-hammer with Thor! Meanwhile, Justice, Tigra and the rest of the Avengers Resistance assault camp H.A.M.M.E.R., aiming to bring it down once and for all ? but the Hood is ready for them! It’s all-out war on two fronts ? and one side won’t be here when it’s over!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

DARK AVENGERS #14Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISPencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.Special Variant by TBASIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!The secrets of the Sentry are revealed but is it too late? Is this a hero reborn or a eulogy? The most pivotal moment in this controversial character’s life yet is here, and how it affects the siege on Asgard will leave you breathless.32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

DARK AVENGERS POSTER BOOKThirty-six posters showcasing Osborn’s volatile team of Avengers!72 PGS./Rated A ?$5.99

MS. MARVEL #50Written by BRIAN REEDPenciled & Cover by SANA TAKEDAVariant Cover by PAUL RENAUDOver-sized final issue! It’s Ms. Marvel and Mystique in a fight to the finish?and the ending will rock the world of Carol Danvers!40 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #62Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISPencils & Cover by STUART IMMONENSIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!The New Avengers are being hunted at the worst possible moment. The Hood has powered up his crew in ways that the Avengers can’t possibly defeat. But they must find a way in order to save Asgard from Osborn’s advancing forces.32 PGS./Rated A ?$3.99

SECRET WARRIORS #13Written by JONATHAN HICKMANPenciled by STEFANO CASELLICover by JIM CHEUNGSpecial Variant by TBAOrigins, changes?and an ending! This issue has them all! The story of how Strucker and Kraken rebuilt HYDRA. Fury’s new direction for the kids…and one of our team members reaches the end of the road.32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

SIEGE #2 (of 4)Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISPencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPELVariant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTOThe blockbuster Marvel event of the year goes full-blown carnage and madness as the biggest and most brutal battle in Marvel’s history brings together heroes from all sides. Lines have been drawn, and an unlikely hero will save one Avenger, but they can’t save them all.The Siege has begun and it claims its first victim as AN AVENGER WILL DIE!!40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated T+ ?$3.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #34Written by DAN SLOTTPenciled by NEIL EDWARDSCover by KHOI PHAMSpecial Variant by TBAThe Mighty Avengers are poised to join the Siege on Asgard, but first they have some pretty huge issues to resolve. THOR vs. the MIGHTY AVENGERS! LOKI revealed! Someone’s off the team?! The most insane thing HANK PYM will ever do (and for Hank Pym, that’s saying a LOT)! All this and more!32 PGS./Rated A ?$2.99

SIEGE: EMBEDDED #2 (of 4)Written by BRIAN REEDPenciled by CHRIS SAMNEECover by ADI GRANOVSIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!As Norman Osborn’s siege on Asgard heats up, there is one god missing. But not for long, and he’s got company. The true face of Norman Osborn stands to be revealed, and this may be the god to do it!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

SPIDER-WOMAN #6Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISPencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEVThe Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev brings the shocking and inevitable confrontation you’ve been waiting for! Spider-Woman is face-to-face with the Skrulls who kidnapped her and ruined her life. To bring down the remains of SECRET INVASION, she’ll need help: the NEW AVENGERS!! If that’s REALLY them?32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

THOR #607Written by KIERON GILLENPenciled by BILLY TANCover by MICO SUAYANSpecial Variant by TBASIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!Asgard lies under SIEGE! As the evil eye of Norman Osborn falls on Asgard, what happens to neighboring Broxton, Oklahoma? What unexpected enemies will be drawn to the scene like carrion to a carcass? And what unlikely heroes will rise to the town’s defense? The Asgardians face the battle of their lives?and the showdown that’s coming may end their new life on Earth as quickly as it began! Kieron Gillen and Billy Tan kick off their second spectacular arc!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #141Written by JEFF PARKERPenciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDACover by ADI GRANOVSIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!Norman Osborn has unleashed his team of psycho killers and ordered them to the site of the biggest battle they will ever face: Asgard! Standing in their way are the Mighty Avengers. An epic clash begins here with no-holds-barred action. There will be blood!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #23Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNINGPenciled by WES CRAIGCover by ALEX GARNERSpecial Variant by TBAA REALM OF KINGS TIE-IN?GUEST-STARRING MAGUS!Star-Lord and the Guardians risked everything and suffered terrible losses in their epic, cross-time battle with Adam Warlock’s evil half. Except…everything they?and you?know could be wrong. Welcome to what’s really going on! Welcome to the kingdom of Magus! It’s all waiting for you in the book that has raving “DnA are mining the Marvel vaults for cosmic characters that have lain dormant for far too long?Guardians of the Galaxy consistently delivers the perfect balance of action, adventure, humor, drama, excitement, and unpredictability.”32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

NOVA #34Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNINGPenciled by ANDREA DI VITOCover by BRANDON PETERSONSpecial Variant by TBAA REALM OF KINGS TIE-IN?GUEST-STARRING MR. FANTASTIC AND BLACK BOLT!On a world of dark sorcery, Nova and his surprising allies battle the ancient evil of the Sphinx, but what are they really fighting for? The Human Rocket could rewrite the course of history and save thousands of lives?including the life of his true love. But should he, or is the alternative too terrible to contemplate? Classic foes, great guest-stars and more cosmic thrills await you in the next issue of the series that Aint It Cool News calls “Bar none, one of the consistently best comics Marvel puts out?Those of you who aren’t checking this one out should be ashamed of yourselves.”32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

REALM OF KINGS: IMPERIAL GUARD #4 (of 5)Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNINGPenciled by KEV WALKERCover by BRIAN HABERLINDeep in the Fault, the Imperial Guard uncovers a catastrophic threat to the security of the entire Marvel Cosmos. The question is, can they stop it? Can they survive long enough to get a warning to Gladiator? And is the greatest threat they face actually coming from inside their own ranks? It’s more mind-blowing combat sci-fi at its most brutal from the creators that do it best!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

REALM OF KINGS: INHUMANS #4 (of 5)Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETTPenciled by PABLO RAIMONDICover by STJEPAN SEJICNo one ever told the Inhumans that ruling the Kree Stellar Empire would be easy, but this is ridiculous! Assailed from all sides by threats foreign and domestic, the Royal Family battles to maintain order and retain the throne. But are they all pulling in the same direction? The power plays begin, the cracks start to show and the dynasty detonates!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

REALM OF KINGS: SON OF HULK #1 (of 4)Written by SCOTT REEDPenciled by MIGUEL MUNERACover by ALEX GARNERVariant Cover by MICHAEL GOLDENMeet a new monster for a new age, and a challenger to the warring Kings of the Cosmos…he is Hiro-Kala, SON OF HULK, and this young apocalyptic visionary has a destructive destiny: obliterate the Universe! This monsterous Son of Hulk has been abducted to Jarella’s sub-atomic world deep in the Microverse, where his father once found love and acceptance. Now he must battle an invasion force of murderous aliens?even if it means unlocking a new, horrifying power within him that can never be controlled. Book one of “THE CONQUEST OF JARELLA’S WORLD”, a mind-breaking adventure from critically acclaimed writer, Scott Reed.32 PGS./Parental Advisory ?$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #20 COVER BY: Chris SamneeWRITER: Paul TobinPENCILS: Ig GuaraTHE STORYiablo is back, and as an alchemist who can control earth, air, fire and water, he’s one of the most deadly threats the Avengers have ever faced. But, who is controlling Diablo, and will the captive Iron Man learn the answer in time to save his life, and the lives of his teammates? All Ages ?$2.99IN STORES: February 10, 2010

THE MARVELS PROJECT #6COVER BY: Gerald ParelWRITER: Ed BrubakerPENCILS: Steve EptingEd Brubaker and Steve Epting’s acclaimed tale of the origin of Marvel continues, as the mysteries of Nazi spies on American shores begin to unravel, and The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner battle once again in the skies of New York, with devastating results. 32 PGS./Rated T ?$3.99

SUPER HERO SQUAD #2COVER BY: Marcelo DiChiaraWRITER: Todd DezagoPENCILS: Marcelo DiChiaraINKS: Marcelo DiChiaraCOLORED BY: Chris SotomayorLETTERED BY: Dave SharpeTHE STORY:The most popular series that’s called SUPER HERO SQUAD rolls on! Marvel at how kooky characters carouse carousels while canning courageous cartwheeling cubs! (that makes no sense). Join CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN, THE MIGHTY THOR, and the whole Squaddy gang for more Squaddy adventures! All Ages ?$2.99IN STORES: February 10, 2010

TAILS OF THE PET AVENGERS #1COVER BY: Humberto RamosWRITER: Joe Caramagna, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Scott GrayPENCILS: Gurihiru, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Ig GuaraTHE STORY:They saved the world in LOCKJAW & THE PET AVENGERS?what?ve they been doing since? Find out in this super-sized special featuring Lockjaw, Redwing, and the rest of your favorite Pet Avengers take center-stage in their own spotlight adventures! Featuring an all-new, NEVER before seen savage tale of ZABU and a FROG THOR prequel leading into the team’s triumphant return in PET AVENGERS, onsale next month! All Ages ?$3.99IN STORES: February 10, 2010

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #5COVER BY: Leinil Francis YuWRITER: Gregg HurwitzPENCILS: Jerome Opena?SHOCK AND AWE, PART 5: PAST IS PROLOG? There is one villain who can make Moon Knight look sane: The Scarecrow. This unhinged lunatic has taken to the streets. Now Moon Knight must face the Scarecrow and his minions of madness under a black sky filled with crows in this final obstacle keeping him from his true nemesis: Bushman. Parental Advisory ?$2.99

BLACK WIDOW & THE MARVEL GIRLS #4 (of 4)Written by PAUL TOBINPenciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWACover by SALVADOR ESPINThe Black Widow is not normally a woman who involves herself in gang wars, but this one is a bit different. When an ousted Torino family lieutenant forms a new mob ?family? and comes after his old family with a vengeance, leading a renegade mob of moloids and kidnapping a U.S. senator who?s a personal friend of the X-Men known as Storm, it’s up to the Black Widow to put an end to this mob war. And she has to do it all with a team comprised of herself, and Storm, and the world?s number one expert on moloids?the Mole Man.32 PGS./Rated A ?$2.99

BLACK WIDOW: DEADLY ORIGIN #4 (of 4)Written by PAUL CORNELLPenciled by TOM RANEY & JOHN PAUL LEONCover by ADI GRANOVNatasha Romanoff?s search for the truth behind the Icepick Protocols has taken her around the globe?and now she rockets straight into outer space! It’s over the top action all the way?featuring the other Black Widow and two Captain Americas?as Marvel?s deadliest beauty finally uncovers which part of her past has come back to bite her!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #2 (of 4)Written by JEFF PARKERPenciled by GABRIEL HARDMANCover by HUMBERTO RAMOSVariant Cover by PAUL PELLETIERThe original Avengers are here in our present…and they are NOT happy with what they?ve found! Now the Agents of Atlas face the wrath of repulsors, stings, hammers and shields. Just as The Uranian is close to understanding what’s really happening, he’s faced with his greatest threat: himself! Marvel Boy arrives, and behind him, the biggest threat is still on the way.32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DAREDEVIL #505Written by ANDY DIGGLEPenciled by MARCO CHECCHETTOCover by PAOLO RIVERASpecial Variant by TBAThe Man Without Fear visits the Land of The Rising Sun! As the new leader of The Hand, Matt Murdock seeks to unite its five continental regions behind his banner and lead the organization to a new future ? but when all five ?fingers? of The Hand form its mighty fist, you?ll be surprised at who gets hit first! Series writer Andy Diggle welcomes Marco Checchetto (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) for the Three-Part epic, THE LEFT HAND PATH!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #5Written by RICK REMENDERPenciled by JEFTE PALOCover by MARKO DJURDJEVICNightmare has used the most powerful supernatural relics in the Everdimensions to spread his infection of terror and fear across our plane of existence. With Jericho Drumm lost, can his brother Daniel live up to the station of Sorcerer Supreme? Can he accept the aid of the only other human left untainted by the Nightmare’s curse? Who dares to trust Doctor Doom? You?ll never believe who emerges victorious from this supernatural battle royale told in the mighty Marvel fashion!!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEATHLOK #4 (of 7)Written by CHARLIE HUSTONPenciled by LAN MEDINACover by BRANDON PETERSONMarvel?s ultimate cyborg is back in this 7-issue Marvel Knights limited series written by Charlie Huston (MOON KNIGHT) and breathtakingly illustrated by Lan Medina (FOOLKILLER).We interrupt this week?s edition of Saturday Night Battlezone to bring you a message from RoXXon?s Emergency Broadast Network >k-k-k-k-k-k-< The AlphaMech Deathlok Unit has been spotted in downtown Manhat >k-k-k-k-k-k-< Please remain calm and stay indoors. RoXXon has dispatched its finest Crisis Response >k-k-k-k-k-k-< to the scene and the situation will shortly be under contr>k-k-k-k-k-k-<32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DOOMWAR #1 (of 5)Written by JONATHAN MABERRYPenciled by SCOT EATON, WILL CONRAD & TBDCover by JOHN ROMITA JR.Marvel Women Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVICWakanda has been conquered, its Vibranium reserves plundered. Storm faces execution in the next 48 hours. And Dr. Doom stands triumphant. It will take the combined forces of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the two Black Panthers to stand against him. A war has begun that will pit the world’s most relentless super-villain against a collection of the world’s most powerful super heroes — one that will span the globe, offering twists and turns and surprise players (hello, Deadpool!) that neither side will see coming.40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23Written by MATT FRACTIONArt and 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA50/50 Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHERSpecial Variant by TBAThings are grim in Broxton, Oklahoma as the Ghost moves in for the kill — and the only thing between him and Tony Stark is a shell-shocked Maria Hill and a half-conscious Pepper Potts, fresh out of surgery. And deep in the recesses of Tony’s mind, Dr. Strange and Stark get down and dirty with the tyrant king running the show and laying waste to Tony’s consciousness. Where are they? What’s happening? And why can’t Tony remember the Iron Man?32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN: I AM IRON MAN! #2 (of 2)Written by PETER DAVIDPenciled by SEAN CHENCover by ADI GRANOVThe world of the mega-blockbuster hit IRON MAN blows up in these pages! Featuring bonus scenes not in the original movie, ?I Am Iron Man!? is THE comic to read before the hotly anticipated IRON MAN 2! Peter David (X-FACTOR) and Sean Chen (MIGHTY AVENGERS) bring you this expanded reimagining of the movie you love!40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INDOMITABLE IRON MAN BLACK & WHITEWritten by PAUL CORNELL, HOWARD CHAYKIN & MORE!Penciled by WILLIAM ROSADO, HOWARD CHAYKIN & MORE!Cover by LUCIO PARRILOIron Man does battle with a hyper-intelligent space probe bent on terraforming the planet! And Tony battles Titanium Man while fielding calls for Stark International! All this and more in this all-new, all-action, all-black-and-white one-shot in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but ALL-NOW in style! The Iron Mania never lets up for a moment over these four stories by some of Marvel?s hottest writers!48 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory…$3.99

IRON MAN VS. WHIPLASH #4 (of 4)Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM& BRANNON BRAGAPenciled by PHIL BRIONESCover by BRANDON PETERSONIt’s the beleaguered Iron Man vs. the all-new, all-deadly Whiplash in a brutal fight to the finish! But how can there be a victor if both men need each other to defeat the menace of the Iron Axis?32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITIONCover by JOE QUESADAGear up for the sequel to last year?s summer megahit with this collection of all-ages, all-action Iron Man adventures! Featuring some of the Armored Avenger?s most thrilling tales, this magazine is bursting with high-octane stories, pinups, activities, games and more for Iron Man fans young and old.104 PGS./Rated T+ …$6.99

MARVEL HEARTBREAKERSWritten by KATHRYN IMMONEN, RICK SPEARS, KARL BOLLERS & JIM MCCANNPenciled by LARA WEST, JAMES CALLAHAN, HARVEY TOLIBAO & DAVID LOPEZCover by MIKE DEL MUNDOThis Valentine’s Day, drop that box of chocolates and satisfy the inner romantic with an oversized helping of heartache! In these four spandex-ripping tales, the fabulous femmes of Marvel discover that there’s no such thing as love without tears…and that super powers won?t protect them from Cupid?s arrow! Will it be MJ Watson or Gwen Stacy that charges Peter Parker?s electrons? Can the girls of Nextwave survive a visit from the ghosts of boyfriends past? Is Snowbird in danger of letting her animal passions get the best of her? And must Dazzler choose between the stage and a certain fuzzy mutant hunk? Find out in this special filled with passion, power, and pain!40 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z UPDATE #1Written by JEFF CHRISTANSEN, STUART VANDAL, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MIKE O’SULLIVAN, ROB LONDON, KEVIN GARCIA, MADISON CARTER, MARKUS RAYMOND, RONALD BYRD, CHRIS BIGGS, GABRIEL SHECHTER, ERIC J. MOREELS, JACOB ROUGEMONT & MIKE GAGNONSelect Character Artwork by GUS VAZQUEZCover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKYThe most comprehensive guide to the Marvel Universe marches on in 200! This 64-page handbook features the first handbook of ALL-NEW PROFILES since 2007, and spans the width and depth of the Marvel U: New characters! Never-before profiled characters! Golden Age! Cosmic! Teams! Mutants! Westerns! Dimensions! And because you demanded it: EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL ART for dozens of profiles! This issue contains everything you need to know about Blue Marvel (Brashear), Cyttorak, Gladiator (Kallark), Googam, K’un-Lun, Midgard Serpent, Nimrod, Percy Pinkerton, Rockman, She-Hulk (Lyra), Western era Tarantula (Riley), Veranke, Xemnu, the Young Gods and dozens more!64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL BOY: THE URANIAN #2 (of 3)Written by JEFF PARKERPenciled by FELIX RUIZCover by MARKO DJURDJEVICFrom fan-favorite writer of X-MEN VS. AGENTS OF ALTAS comes a look back at the birth of one of Atlas’ strangest heroes…the mysterious Uranian! Bob Grayson is starting to get the hang of super-heroing, but who is he doing this for? Does the Uranian Council really want to help our world – and are we even worth saving? Experience the Marvel Universe of the 50s through the eyes of the original Marvel Boy! PLUS: re-presenting selections from Marvel?s vault of Golden Age Marvel Boy classics!40 PGS./New and Reprint/Rated T+ …$3.99

THE TORCH #5 (of 8)Written by ALEX ROSS & MIKE CAREYPenciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTERCover by ALEX ROSSBetween New York and the living death that is Compound D stand three Torches – Jim Hammond, Toro and Johnny Storm. But with both Namor and the Mad Thinker raised against them, they’ll have their work cut out just trying to survive. And the price of victory may be higher than they ever expected…32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

STRANGE #4 (of 4)Written by MARK WAIDPenciled by EMMA RIOSCover by TOMM COKERIn order to save a handful of lives, the powerless Stephen Strange has made a decision that will doom far more–and he has no way to undo it. The price Strange and his new apprentice will pay to set things right is incalculable–and will leave Stephen Strange forever changed!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER #14Written by RICK REMENDERPenciled by DAN BRERETON & TONY MOORECover by MIKE McKONE?FRANKENCASTLE,? PART 4Broken, savage and at his lowest, Frank Castle lurks in dark places, hunted by pitiless assassins and their mysterious leader Hellsgaard. Who is this giant skull-faced behemoth and why does he relentlessly slaughter the grotesque? Find out in this haunting tale of pulp dread painted in ghoulish detail by Eisner award winner Dan Brereton. In order to protect those who kept him alive, The Punisher is in for the bloodiest, down and dirty, gutter fight of his life — get your tickets now.32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #14Written by VARIOUSContinuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #580 on), Iron Man (from WAR MACHINE #15 on) and the X-Men (from CLASSIC X-MEN #20 on). Follow the history of the Marvel universe as it unfolds month by month with the All-New Official Index to the Marvel Universe. Each issue provides synopses for dozens of individual comics, including back-up strips, introducing you to the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within, providing vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!64 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

HULK #20Written by JEPH LOEBPencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESSVariant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS & KAI SPANNUTHSpecial Variant by TBAFALL OF THE HULKS continues!He’s smashing his way through the heroes of the Marvel Universe with a rage unstoppable. Next up? THE RED HULK vs. THE UNCANNY X-MEN. And what do RED GHOST AND THE SUPER-APES want with Beast and The Black Panther? Superstars JEPH LOEB and ED McGUINNESS keep bringing the pain in the event of the century.32 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #607Written by GREG PAK & HARRISON WILCOXPenciled by PAUL PELLETIER & RYAN STEGMANCover by JOHN ROMITA JR.Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS & KAI SPANNUTHSpecial Variant by TBAFALL OF THE HULKS Tie-InThe mysterious Red She-Hulk takes on the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — and only Banner and Son can save the day! But will they? The life of an Avenger hangs in the balance as Bruce Banner finally reveals his true alliances and objectives! Be there as the gamma-sized FALL OF THE HULKS continues with fan favorite Hulk-writer Greg Pak (PLANET HULK, WORLD WAR HULK) and spectacular penciler Paul Pelletier (WAR OF KINGS)! Plus, a backup feature continuing the first mission of Red She-Hulk!40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

FALL OF THE HULKS: RED HULK #2 (of 4)Written by JEFF PARKERPenciled by CARLOS RODRIGUEZCover by ED MCGUINNESSFALL OF THE HULKS charges on! Have Bruce Banner and Red Hulk formed an alliance? Is one playing the other? And how does Hulk and Thundra’s child factor into M.O.D.O.K.’s grand scheme? Answers abound in this thrilling issue from the mind of Jeff Parker (X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas, Thunderbolts)!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #141Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE & JEFF PARKERPenciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI & TBDCover by ALEX GARNERSpecial Variant by TBA”ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS,” Finale!IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS! The past two years of storylines in Incredible Hercules have been building to one climactic moment, and here it arrives at last! The final showdown between Hercules and Typhon! Amadeus Cho becomes a true hero at last! And just why was Athena so happy at the end of “Sacred Invasion,” anyway? All secrets are revealed in what is undoubtedly the most shocking ending of the year! Don’t tell the Internet why we had to call this issue “EVERYBODY DIES!” PLUS! A bonus backup story featuring the AGENTS OF ATLAS!40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #34Written by WARREN ELLISPencils and Cover by PHIL JIMENEZSpecial Variant by TBA?eXogenetic? Part 4Gruesome Bio-Sentinels. Genetically-augmented Brood. Someone is taking the X-Men?s biggest threats and making them nightmares. As Cyclops and his team struggle to survive long enough to confront the one responsible, their tormentor has something even more horrible awaiting them!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

CABLE #23Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKIPenciled by GABRIEL GUZMANCover by MARKO DJURDJEVICPRELUDE TO ?X-MEN: SECOND COMING? EVENT!?HOMECOMING, PART THREE?The penultimate chapter in the X-Men saga that began with ?Messiah CompleX? continues here!As Cable and Hope fight their way back to the present, Bishop closes in on their trail, determined to stop them using the deadliest weapons at hand, be it a Prohibition-style tommy gun or heat-seeking brain needles of the near future. Meanwhile, a few decades from now, Cable and Hope meet an old ally who could either save them?or jeopardize everything. This is it?the penultimate issue of the time-hopping action thriller born in the pages of ?Messiah CompleX.?32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

DARK X-MEN #4 (of 5)Written by PAUL CORNELLPenciled by LEONARD KIRKCover by MIKE CHOIWhat has X-Man done to Norman Osborn? Whatever it is, it must be extreme because the Dark X-Men are making a journey into Osborn?s mind to fix it! But once they?re in, can they survive the depths of madness they find in the dark corners of Norman?s mental minefield?32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99″‘These are my all-new, all-different X Men,’ Professor Xavier said.”32 PGS./Parental Advisory ?$3.99

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #8Written by VICTOR GISCHLERPenciled by BONG DAZOCover by ARTHUR SUYDAM?NEXT STOP: ZOMBIEVILLE,? PART 1Deadpool and Headpool head to the Zombieverse! You heard right. With the luscious Dr. Betty and the hapless Bill agent of A.I.M in tow, Wade dodges starving zombies who are hungry for their pound of flesh?and hooks up with very possibly the last stronghold of human life on the planet and its fearless leader: a sexy Ph.D. who?s mighty handy with a missile launcher. Watch out Dr. Betty, this book just got a new babe: Professor Veronica!32 PGS./Parental Advisory ?$2.99

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #896Written by STUART MOOREPenciled by SHAWN CRYSTALCover by HUMBERTO RAMOS?GOOD BUDDIES?Get ready to hit the road with U.S. ACE, Marvel?s truckin? hero! He’s back behind the wheels of a big rig with an unlikely partner — DEADPOOL — and together they?re puttin? the hammer down, ridin? the open road, and decapitatin? giant killer raccoons. Good times?if they don?t kill each other first! Featuring the working-class villainy of THE HIGHWAYMAN, and the world premiere of the chart-toppin? ?Ballad of U.S. Ace,? composed and performed by Wade Wilson. What part of ?Collector?s Item? don?t you understand?32 PGS./Parental Advisory ?$2.99

NATION X #3 (of 4)Written by CHUCK KIM, GRACE RANDOLPH, CORY LEWIS & OTHERSPenciled by GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA, JAMES HARREN, CORY LEWIS & OTHERSCover by DUSTIN WEAVERDanger is back with the X-Men and it’s time to pay for the death of her first victim, Wing, in ASTONISHING X-MEN. First in line for pay-back is Armor. Meanwhile, Magik has banished Anole to Limbo, but why? Cannonball?s hands are full dealing with the incoming military jet threatening the mutant’s new home. All this plus a story that is so top secret we can?t tell you who is writing it or drawing it or who it’s about!40 PGS./Rated T+ ?$3.99

PSYLOCKE #4 (of 4)Written by CHRIS YOSTPenciled by HARVEY TOLIBAOCover by DAVID FINCHThis is it. Psylocke has cut her way through ninjas, bodyguards and super-powered assassins on her mission to exact revenge upon Matsu?o Tsurayaba. With her target in sight, there’s only one more opponent standing between her and what she wants. And it may just be the fight of her life. Don?t miss the epic conclusion of ?KILL MATSU?O?, where Psylocke takes up her sword against the one man who might just give her a run for her money: WOLVERINE.32 PGS./Parental Advisory ?$3.99

S.W.O.R.D. #4Written by KIERON GILLENPenciled by STEVEN SANDERSCover by MIKE DEL MUNDOBeast, Brand and her crew face an assult on multiple fronts as they go on the run and STILL have stop more than one alien insurgency. Can they upend Gyrich?s plot and stop the invasions in one fell swoop?32 PGS./Rated A ?$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #521Written by MATT FRACTIONPencils & Cover by GREG LANDSpecial Variant by TBA?NATION X?What on Earth is Magneto doing on top of Mt. Tamalpais, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco? He’s not telling and the X-Men Psychics can?t get it out of his brain. But he’s been up there for days plotting something that will rock the X-Verse to its core. All this while Wolverine, Psylocke, Colossus and Fantomex take on the foes that have been plaguing the X-Men since the start of ?Nation X?. Part 7 (of 8).32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #8Written by SCOTT GRAYPencils by FERNANDO BLANCOCover by CAM STEWARTBEGORAH! The Classic All-New, All-Different X-Men travel with the Banshee back to the rolling green hills of Ireland! Murder most foul has struck the haunted halls of Cassidy Keep, and only our uncanny heroes can solve it. What makes this mystery so very unusual? The victim?is a Leprechaun! Join the strangest heroes of all in the strangest whodunit of all!32 PGS./Rated A ?$2.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #10Written by JASON AARONPenciled by C.P. SMITHCover by ADAM KUBERTThe perfect jumping on point! Wolverine has never had luck with women. They usually die or try to kill him. So what happens when a new woman enters his life? You think you know how this one goes, but this one issue will stop even Wolverine dead in his tracks! This is the place to start reading if you?re not already — with stunning art by C.P. Smith, Jason Aaron is better than ever at what he does.32 PGS./Rated A ?$3.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #45Written by DANIEL WAYPencils DOUG BRAITHWAITECover by BEN OLIVERSpecial Variant by TBAWolverine’s plan to take down Romulus is revealed, and the endgame to what it’s all been building to begins! But who is the mastermind behind it all? And more importantly, will it even work? With the treacherous Ruby Thursday set to tell all to Romulus, it seems doubtful?32 PGS./Parental Advisory ?$2.99

[IMG][/IMG]WOLVERINE: SAVAGEWritten by RYAN DUNLAVEYPenciled by RICHARD ELSONCover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELLSpecial Variant by TBAMonsters on the high seas means TWO-FISTED CHOPPING ACTION! Wolverine takes the action to new levels as he slices and dices his way through a bevy of foes you?ll never expect!32 PGS./One-Shot/All Ages ?$3.99

X-FACTOR #202Written by PETER DAVIDPenciled by BING CANSINOCover by DAVID YARDINSpecial Variant by TBAIt’s all been building toward this: A suicidal assault on Castle Doom in the heart of Latveria as the unlikely trio of Monet, Shatterstar and the Thing go head-to-head with the guy who has his own complete country. Meanwhile, who or what exactly was buried in that lonely grave? And did Madrox arrive in time to make a difference? Plus, Franklin and Valeria Richards are on the run from the most unexpected enemy of all, and the only person who can defend them is…Strong Guy? Part 3 of “The Invisible Woman has Vanished!” Get it before it vanishes off the shelves!32 PGS./Rated T+ ?$2.99

X-FORCE #24Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLEPencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAINVariant Cover by CLAYTON CRAINNECROSHA PART FIVE (of SIX)Death comes to X-Force! The final battle begins as X-Force storms Necrosha to find and kill the Black Queen…but there are 16 million of her slaves between them and her. As the team’s least likely member goes on a suicide mission to save Warpath, Selene achieves her heart’s desire?and someone doesn’t walk away from this fight.32 PGS./Parental Advisory ?$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #17 & 18Written by CHRIS CLAREMONTPenciled by GRAHAM NOLAN (#17) and TOM GRUMMETT (#18)Covers by TOM GRUMMETTSpecial Variant by TBA (#17 & #18)For our Salem-based X-Men, you?d think a trip to the South would be all buttermilk biscuits and bacon. But in issue 17, Nightcrawler and Rogue’s journey past the Mason-Dixie line puts them in the crosshairs of a familiar face known for her feminine?do we really need to say it? And in issue 18, X-Legend Chris Claremont takes us behind the visor in a special spotlight story that will change the way you look at Cyclops! Don?t miss this classic tale of the original X-Man!32 PGS.(each)/Rated A?$3.99 (each)

X-MEN LEGACY #233Written by MIKE CAREYPenciled by CLAY MANNCover by ADI GRANOVSpecial Variant by TBA”Necrosha” Tie-InThe most powerful villain the X-Men has ever faced is back. PROTEUS has returned and he is more powerful than ever! Now the X-Men must stop him where he died: Muir Island. Failure is not an option as this madman makes his move to block the X-Men from stopping Selene and her plans in Necrosha.32 PGS./Rated A ?$2.99

X-MEN NOIR: MARK OF CAIN #3 (of 4)Written by FRED VAN LENTEPencils & Cover by DENNIS CALEROVariant Cover by DENNIS CALERO”‘Herr Wagner, here, started out in the circus before becoming the top second-story man in Europe.”‘And don?t let Comrade Rasputin?s size fool you. It’s his artistic talent the Bolsheviks want to ship him to Siberia for?an expert forger of artworks and official documents.”‘And Ororo?s skills at thievery are so renowned, even at her delicate age, that she is literally worshipped by the footpads of Cairo, if you can believe it.

X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK #1 (of 4)Written by KATHRYN IMMONENPenciled by SARA PICHELLICover by STUART IMMONENPixie, X-23, Armor, Mercury and Blindfold face a new kind of hell: high school! Things get even worse when Pixie’s mother shows up on Utopia demanding to see her daughter. Discover the truth about Pixie, inculding the answer to something even SHE doesn?t know: the identity of her father- one of the most dangerous X-Villains ever!32 PGS./Rated A ?$3.99

PUNISHERMAX #4 COVER BY: Dave JohnsonWRITER: Jason AaronPENCILS: Steve DillonINKS: Jorge SantamariaCOLORED BY: Noelle GiddingsLETTERED BY: VC – Cory PetitTHE STORY:?KINGPIN,? PART 4 While Wilson Fisk makes his move on the leading crime families of New York, Frank Castle has problems of his own. Namely the sledgehammer-swinging hitman known as The Mennonite. Explicit Content ?$3.99IN STORES: February 10, 2010

CRIMINAL: THE SINNERS #5By Ed Brubaker and Sean PhillipsIt’s the action-packed and twist-filled finale of THE SINNERS as TRACY LAWLESS finds himself trapped between hardened killers who want to torture and kill him, and a tough Military Investigator who wants tobring him back to the Army in chains.All the intrigue you?ve come to expect from Criminal, plus more exclusive back-up features and interviews.40 PGS/Mature Content/No ads…. $3.50tervene?48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

DAFFODIL #2 (of 3)Written by BRREMAUDArt and Cover by RIGANODaffodil and her teammates are following the trail of destruction left by Nosferatu as the great vampire makes his way towards the one entity that will make him the eternal master of the Earth. But first he must defeat Jerk, the chief of police, who holds the creature prisoner! The showdown between the hoard of vampires led by Nosferatu and Jerk?s troops will most certainly be a bloodbath… Can Daffodil get there in time to intervene?48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

TALES OF THE DRAGON GUARD #1 (of 3)Written by ANGEAdapted by PAUL BENJAMINArt and Covers by ALBERTO VARANDAVariant Cover by ALBERTO VARANDANo one knows why dragons have appeared in this word of heroes, but their very presence is re-shaping reality. Their influence destroys everything, transforming men and beasts into monsters: a curse known as the Veill. Only virgin women are free of this curse and can get close enough to these terrors to kill them. And so, the Order of the Dragon Knights was created. Trained from childhood, they fight against all odds, including a world that refuses to accept them as women of power, the very same society they swore to protect. They fight to the death, because if they don’t, their entire world is doomed.48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

DARK TOWER: THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #4 (of 5)Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTHArt & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVEVariant by STEVE KURTHThe horn of Eld has fallen into the hands of Roland as the forces of the Good Man John Farson prepare for their great battle against the Affiliation. The mammoth conflict that will engulf a kingdom and will be known in Mid-World history as the Battle of Jericho Hill! You must not miss it!40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #4 (of 5)Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASAPenciled by MIKE PERKINSCover by LEE BERMEJOVariant by MIKE PERKINSHer name is Abigail Freemantle. She is the oldest woman in America, born in 1882. And a terrible task has been placed before her: Tired and frail as she is, she must stand against Randall Flagg and the gathering forces of evil. As Mother Abigail reflects on her life’s choices and prepares for visitors to Hemingford Home, she must face down the first attack from the dark man’s minion…Spanning decades, it’s the secret origin of one of Stephen King’s greatest creations, True Believers!32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE – EXECUTIONER #5 (of 5)Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNERPenciled by RON LIMCover by BRETT BOOTHThe adaptation of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s second Anita Blake novel concludes! Anita’s battle with the premiere voodoo priestess of St. Louis comes to a shocking end in a hail of bullets and blood as only the fan-favorite vampire hunter can deliver! It’s a finale you have to see to believe! 32 PGS./Mature …$3.99© 2009 Laurell K. Hamilton. All rights reserved. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and all characters featured in thisissue and the distinctive names and likenesses thereof, and all related indicia are trademarks of Laurell K. Hamilton.

ENDER’S GAME: MAZER IN PRISON SPECIAL #1Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARDWritten by AARON JOHNSTONPenciled byCover by PASQUAL FERRYIn this one-shot prequel to the award-winning novel Ender’s Game, Mazer Rackham, the only man ever to defeat the Formics, takes on a new enemy…the International Fleet itself. Burdened with careerists and bureaucrats, the I.F. is doomed to fail in the coming war, and only Rackham, with the help a young Hyrum Graff, can rid the I.F. of its old guard and pave the way for Earth’s next great commander. Adapted from Orson Scott Card’s short story, MAZER IN PRISON is a look into the beginnings of the system into which Ender Wiggin found himself thrust.32 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

HALO: BLOOD LINE #3 (of 5)Written by FRED VAN LENTEPencils & Cover by FRANCIS PORTELAThe Elites and Spartans’ uneasy alliance to rescue their captured comrades from the depths of the ancient complex is pushedto the breaking point when a traitor is revealed in their midst. But is the turncoat human, Covenant…or something even more terrifying? BASED ON THE BESTSELLING XBOX GAME SERIES!32 PGS./17 & Up ?$3.99

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #4 (of 8)Written by ERIC SHANOWERPencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNGThe New York Times bestselling team of ERIC SHANOWER and SKOTTIE YOUNG continue their historic interpretation of the world of OZ! In this stunning chapter, Tin Woodman has a badge, and he’s afraid to use it to make sure law and order are preserved in the Land of Oz?32 PGS./All Ages ?$3.99

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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