MARVEL COMICS Solicitations for DECEMBER 2012


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DECEMBER 2012

Thunderbolts #1 & 2

Written By: Daniel Way

Art By: Steve Dillon

Cover By: Julian Totino Tedesco

Variant Cover By: Billy Tan

Variant #2 Cover By: TBA

Young Baby Variant Cover By: Skottie Young

Description: Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the courts, the jails, the system — this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire, targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with extreme prejudice. Led by General “Thunderbolt” Ross, AKA the Red Hulk, this hand-picked team of like-minded operatives is going to make the world a better place…by all means necessary.

32 pages, $2.99.

Avengers #1 & 2

Written By: Jonathan Hickman

Art By: Jerome Opena

Cover By: Dustin Weaver

Variant Cover By: Esad Ribic

Young Baby Variant By: Skottie Young

Issue #2 Variant Cover By: John Romita Jr.

Description: The greatest heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team! Now shipping twice a month, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call – who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism – these are the Avengers NOW!

32 pages, $3.99.

Cable and X-Force #1 & 2

Written By: Dennis Hopeless

Art By: Salvador Larroca

Cover By: Salvador Larroca

Variant cover By: Joe Quesada

Variant Sketch Cover By: Joe Quesada

Variant Character Sketch Cover By: Salvador Larroca

Variant Cover By: Mike Deodato

Description: Cable is back! NOW! with a new X-Force at his side, he must tackle the threats that nobody else can know about. But just who are Cable’s new recruits, and why is his team public enemy number one? Caught red-handed at the scene of a terrorist attack on a major American corporation whose CEO has expressed anti-mutant views, the X-Force is the run, with none other than the Uncanny Avengers in hot pursuit.

32 pages, $3.99.

Avengers Arena #1

Written By: Dennis Hopeless

Art By: Kev Walker

Cover By: Dave Johnson

Variant Cover By: Mike Perkins

Young Baby Variant Cover By: Skottie Young

Description: Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman young adults (including cult faves like members of the Runaways, The Avengers Academy and Darkhawk) 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 the secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game. Who will survive?

32 pages, $2.99.

Avengers Arena #2

Written By: Dennis Hopeless

Art By: Kev Walker

Cover By: Chris Bachalo

Variant Cover By: Mike Oeming

Description: ANNIHILATION’s Cammi vs. Deathlocket!

AVENGER ACADEMY’s Hazmat vs. Deathlocket!

Who the heck is Deathlocket? And who dies in this issue?

Plus: Who are the students of the Braddock Academy?

32 pages, $2.99.

A+X #3

Written By: Chris Bachalo and James Asmus

Art By: Chris Bachalo and Billy Tan

Cover By: Chris Bachalo

Description: Chris Bachalo writes and draws a teamup of two of the biggest Marvel movie ladies — BLACK WIDOW AND ROGUE VS. SENTINELS!

James Asmus and Billy Tan bring together the stars of the two biggest new Marvel series — GAMBIT AND HAWKEYE SAVE LIVES!

32 pages, $3.99.

Uncanny Avengers #3

Written By: Rick Remender

Art By: John Cassaday

Cover By: John Cassaday

Variant Cover By: TBA

Description: Red Skull is using his new powers to incite violence against mutants across the globe!

Scarlet Witch and Rogue make a terrible discovery that will haunt them forever!

The UNCANNY AVENGERS feel the full might of Red Skull’s S-Men.

32 pages, $3.99.

All-New X-Men #3

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Stuart Immonen

Cover By: Stuart Immonen

Description: The flagship X-Book marches on!

The original 5 X-Men are back, but that’s not all that’s happening.

What happened to the Phoenix 5 from AVENGERS VS. X-MEN?

32 pages, $3.99.

All-New X-Men #4

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Stuart Immonen

Cover By: Stuart Immonen

Description: The Original 5 X-Men come face to face with their counterparts…and it isn’t a peaceful meeting!

32 pages, $3.99.

Fantastic Four #2

Written By: Matt Fraction

Art By: Mark Bagley

Cover By: Mark Bagley

Variant Cover By: Andy Kubert

Description: The First Family leaves time and space!

How long can Reed hide his motivations from his family?

What undiscovered places, what amazing things, and what incredible people are out there waiting to meet the FANTASTIC FOUR?

32 pages, $2.99.

FF #2

Written By: Matt Fraction

Art By: Michael Allred

Cover By: Michael Allred

Variant Cover By: Mike Allred

Description: Ant-Man! She Hulk! Medusa! And, um — Ms. Thing?

How does the rest of the Future Foundation react to the new team?

What classic Fantastic Four super-villain can’t wait to get their hands on the new FF?

32 pages, $2.99.

Deadpool #3

Written By: Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn

Art By: Tony Moore

Cover By: Geoff Darrow

Variant Cover By: Daniel Acuna

Description: Deadpool vs. Dead Presidents…this time, TRICKY DICK NIXON!

Can even Doctor Strange help the M w/the M?

This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday!

32 pages, $2.99.

Captain America #2

Written By: Rick Remender

Art By: John Romita Jr

Cover By: John Romita Jr

Description: Dimension Z continues!

“Remember their faces, their families. Remember what they love. Learn how to turn it against them. “

Arnim Zola’s ambitions leave Captain America stranded in the upside-down territory known as Dimension Z.

Steve has saved the life of Zola’s son, but can he keep him alive?

Who are the barbarians of Phrox and what are their intentions for Steve and his new ward?

32 pages, $3.99.

X-Men Legacy #3

Written By: Simon Spurrier

Art By: Tan Eng Huat

Cover By: Mike Del Mundo

Variant Cover By: TBA

Description: Legion must keep his inner demons in check long enough to help newly-manifested mutant twins who are being exploited by a criminal cartel in Japan.

But the twins may just have plans of their own.

As do Legion’s inner demons…

32 pages, $2.99.

Iron Man #3

Written By: Kieron Gillen

Art By: Greg Land

Cover By: Greg Land

Design Variant Cover By: Carlo Pagulayan

Description: The new Iron Man stealth armor debuts! The most subtle Iron Man armor of all time!

Deep in Columbia the daughter of a cartel boss is “modified” by EXTREMIS.

Will villains VIBRO, FIREBRAND and THE LIVING LASER stop Tony from doing what he must to save the world from the deadly nano-virus?

An all-new era for Tony Stark from the best-selling UNCANNY X-MEN team of Kieron Gillen and Greg Land!

32 pages, $3.99.

Iron Man #4

Written By: Kieron Gillen

Art By: Greg Land

Cover By: Greg Land

Design Variant Cover By: Carlo Pagulayan

Variant Cover By: Mike Deodato

Description: The new Iron Man heavy-duty battle-suit debuts. The least subtle Iron Man armor of all time!

Tony’s hunt for Extremis takes him to the ancient Catacombs of Paris where absolute horror awaits!

Things man was not meant to know Vs. the man who wants to know everything.

32 pages, $3.99.

Indestructible Hulk #2

Written By: Mark Waid

Art By: Leinil Francis Yu

Cover By: Leinil Francis Yu

Variant Cover By: Mike Deodato

Description: Guest starring IRON MAN!

While Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are friends, Hulk and Iron Man are anything but!

Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and superstar artist Leinil Yu continue to take the Hulk in an all-new direction!

32 pages, $3.99.

Thor: God of Thunder #3

Written By: Jason Aaron

Art By: Esad Ribic

Cover By: Esad Ribic

Variant Cover By: Daniel Acuña

Description: Following the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space, Thor tracks the God Butcher into the present!

Discovering a forgotten cave on earth that echoes with the cries of tortured gods…the Thunder God is shocked to find himself among them…!

32 pages, $3.99.

Journey into Mystery #647

Written By: Kathryn Immonen

Art By: Valerio Schiti

Cover By: Jeff Dekal

Description: ASGARDIANS GONE WILD!

Newly minted with an ancient version of the Berzerker spell, Sif returns to an unsuspecting Midgard…and with no patience for relative peace, she starts putting out fires with gasoline..!

When the All-Seeing Heimdall pulls big brother rank…will Sif find herself in the ultimate time-out?!

32 pages, $2.99.

Avengers Assemble #10

Written By: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Art By: Stefano Caselli

Cover By: Greg Land

Description: Did you know that there’s a theory that the bacteria in our bodies actually controls our moods and may even be responsible for elements of our personalities? TONY STARK and BRUCE BANNER did.

What happens when a 20 million-year-old evolutionary catalyst infects a HULK? Could it be a cure?

Meanwhile, on the outside, CAPTAINS MARVEL AND AMERICA must find the missing scientist before he unleashes said bacteria on the world.

32 pages, $3.99.

Red She-Hulk #60

Written By: Jeff Parker

Art By: Carlo Pagulayan and Wellinton Alves

Cover By: Carlo Pagulayan

Variant Cover By: Chris Stevens

Description: VS. THE AVENGERS!!!

Red She-Hulk = National Threat!

What shocking discovery does Machine Man make about the future of super-humans?

32 pages, $2.99.

Secret Avengers #35

Written By: Rick Remender

Art By: Matteo Scalera

Cover By: Arthur Adams

Description: Contagious Robotic Evolution is go and the remaining Secret Avengers are the only ones left! But how do you stop a plague that has already begun to spread?

Torch, Venom and Valkyrie infiltrate the rebel robot base In The Core, but are Lord UltraVision and Monarch Machine Man friend or foe?

Torch must choose between mankind and the perfect future Father will create for all automatons

32 pages, $3.99.

Hawkeye #5 & 6

Written By: Matt Fraction

Art By: Javier Puldio (#5) and David Aja (#6)

Cover By: David Aja

Issue 5 –

THE TAPE CONCLUDES!

Someone has a deadly secret will change the course of Hawkeye’s relationship with the Avengers.

Issue 6 –

David Aja returns to the most critically acclaimed comic of 2012!

The Ace Archer Clint Barton faces DVR-MAGEDDON!

32 pages, $2.99.

Dark Avengers #184

Written By: Jeff Parker

Art By: Neil Edwards

Cover By: Joe Quinones

Description: DARK AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

What force on this planet — nay, this universe — can turn Earth’s deadliest villains into into heroes?

This Winter — Evil is our only hope!

32 pages, $2.99.

Amazing Spider-Man #699

Written By: Dan Slott

Art By: Humberto Ramos

Cover By: Paolo Manuel Rivera

Description: This is the MUST READ issue that turns over all the cards and reveals secrets that have been set as far back as ENDS OF THE EARTH, SPIDER-ISLAND, and 99 issues ago in ASM #600!

Doctor Octopus has hours left to live. He knows Peter Parker’s secret. He has no master plan–all he wants is vengeance. Which members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery will heed Ock’s call to arms?

Special appearances by the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the Living Vampire, and some surprising Spidey Foes!

32 pages, $3.99.

Amazing Spider-Man #699.1

Written By: Dan Slott and Joe Keatinge

Art By: Al Barrionuevo

Cover By: Stefano Caselli

Description: As Doctor Octopus’ schemes take shape, MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE returns with a Vengenace!

Will he be able to resist the siren song of blissful bloodsucking or will Spider-Man sling him straight back into the slammer?

Your first look at next month’s all-new Morbius ongoing series.

32 pages, $2.99.

Avenging Spider-Man #15.1

Written By: Christopher Yost

Art By: Paco Medina

Cover By: Paolo Manuel Rivera

Description: EPILOGUE to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FINALE (#700)!

Coinciding with the end of Amazing Spider-Man, a look back at the greatest conflict in comics history: Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus!

32 pages, $2.99.

Amazing Spider-Man #700

Written By: Dan Slott

Art By: Humberto Ramos

Additional Stories By: JM DeMatteis & Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jen Van Meter & Stephanie Buscema

Cover By: Mr. Garcian

Steve Ditko (Unused Amazing Fantasy 15 Art) Variant Cover

ASM 50TH Anniversary Variant Cover By: Marcos Martin

Martin Variant

Wraparound Variant Cover By: Humberto Ramos

Coipel Variant Cover

Quesada Variant Cover

Description: LAST ISSUE!

104 pages, $7.99.

Venom #28

Written By: Cullen Bunn

Art By: Thony Silas

Cover By: Shane Davis

Description: VENOM’S BRINGING HIS GAME TO THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE!

A rash of sudden disappearances bring Flash Thompson and Katy Keirnan to Philadelphia — what do the U-Foes have to do with it?!

Thony Silas returns to Venom as he and Cullen Bunn give the world’s most dangerous hero a new home!

32 pages, $2.99.

Avenging Spider-Man #15

Written By: Cullen Bunn

Art By: Gabriele Dell’otto

Cover By: Gabriele Dell’otto

Description: Dell’otto drawing Devil Dinosaur? Done!

32 pages, $3.99.

Scarlet Spider #12

Written By: Christopher Yost

Art By: Reilly Brown

Cover By: Ryan Stegman

Description: MERRY CHRISTMAS, SCARLET SPIDER. HOPE YOU SURVIVE THE EXPERIENCE!

Kaine goes head to head with the Hand and Bruiser!

Come celebratethe conclusion of Scarlet Spider’s First wonderful year with Chris Yost and Reilly Brown!

32 pages, $2.99.

Scarlet Spider #12.1

Written By: Christopher Yost

Art By: Paulo Siqueira

Cover By: Ryan Stegman

Description: SCARLET SPIDER’S DARKEST HOUR BEGINS HERE!

Kaine’s investigation brings him face to face with the Hand and Bruiser!

What does Kingpin want with Houston?

Chris Yost and Paulo Siqueira (The Amazing Spider-Man) will bring you the answers as a brand new year of Scarlet action awaits!

32 pages, $2.99.

Ultimate Comics Iron Man #3

Written By: Nathan Edmondson

Art By: Matteo Buffagni

Cover By: Frank Stockton

Description: Tony and Rhodey against a sky full of Stark drones!

What secret lies in Howard Stark’s past, and what does Tony know about it?

Iron Man comes face to face with THE MANDARIN!

32 pages, $3.99.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #20

Written By: Brian Wood

Art By: Carlo Barberi

Cover By: Dave Johnson

Description: The RESERVATION X arc continues as STORM helps teraform the reservation

Rogue gets an unexpected visitor

Mach Two’s play for power takes a new turn

32 pages, $3.99.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #18

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: David Marquez

Cover By: David Marquez

Description: The world is at war and Miles Morales is miles from home!

Miles has joined the Ultimates but that decision may have cost him his family.

Our young super hero has to make some big decisions and he has to make them now!

Guest-starring the ULTIMATES!

32 pages, $3.99.

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #18.1

Written By: Sam Humphries

Art By: Dale Eaglesham

Cover By: John Tyler Christopher

Description: Can America recover after the dramatic events of United We Stand?

President Cap takes charge!

Thor’s momentous decision!

Perfect jumping on point for new readers!

32 pages, $2.99.

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #19

Written By: Sam Humphries

Art By: Scot Eaton

Cover By: Adi Granov

Description: After United We Stand, AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION begins!

Can the United States ever be truly reunited?

President Cap comes face to face with a painful reality!

The debut of the IRON PATRIOT!

32 pages, $3.99.

Punisher: War Zone #3

Written By: Greg Rucka

Art By: Carmine Di Giandomenico

Cover By: Marco Checchetto

Description: The Punisher vs. Thor.

32 pages, $2.99.

Captain Marvel #8

Written By: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Art By: Dexter Soy

Cover By: Dexter Soy

Description: DEEP SEA DANGER!

What lurks below the ocean’s surface? And can Captain Marvel stop it before she gets ship-wrecked?

Guest-starring Monica Rambeau!

32 pages, $2.99.

Marvel’s Iron Man 2 Adaptation #2

Written By: Chris Gage and Will Pilgrim

Art By: Ramon Rosanos

Description: The official adaptation of Marvel Studios blockbuster film Iron Man 2 concludes!

H.A.M.M.E.R drones attack the Stark Expo!

With Rhodey under Vankov’s control, will War Machine kill Iron Man before they can stop the drones?

PLUS: What is the Avengers Initiative?

32 pages, $2.99.

Captain America and Black Widow #640

Written By: Cullen Bunn

Art By: Francesco Franavilla

Cover By: Francesco Franavilla

Description: FINALE ISSUE! GET READY TO HAVE YOUR FACES PUNCHED CLEAN OFF!

Captain America and Black Widow lead the multiverse’s finest in a final assault on Venemma Multiversal!

Black Widow vs. Black Widow…to the death!

Forget 11…on a scale of 1 to AWESOME this eye-popping, senses-snapping, jaw-dropping final issue goes to 12!

32 pages, $2.99.

Spaceknights #3

Written By: Jim Starlin, Chris Batista, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

Art By: Chris Batista and Mike Perkins

Cover By: Chris Batista

Description: This is it! The final battle between the Spaceknight squad and the Dire Wraiths!

Tristan’s future visions have revealed his fate, but can it be changed?

Collecting SPACEKNIGHTS (2000) #5 and material from ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE.

48 pages, $3.99.

Daredevil #21

Written By: Mark Waid

Art By: Chris Samnee

Cover By: Paolo Manuel Rivera

Description: The final showdown with Coyote!

Big clues to a mystery building since issue 3!

Daredevil — wanted by the NYPD!

32 pages, $2.99.

Daredevil: End of Day #3

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack

Art By: Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkewicz

Cover By: Alex Maleev

Variant Cover By: David Mack

Description: The Deadly Tale of Daredevil’s Defining hour continues!

Ben Urich tracks down Matt Murdock’s past loves to discover the secrets behind his death — but who is the new Daredevil tracking him?

Some of the finest creators to ever tell Matt Murdock’s story continue the year’s smash hit!

32 pages, $3.99.

Marvel Universe vs. The Avengers #3

Written By: Jonathan Maeberry

Art By: Leo Fernandez

Cover By: Aaron Kuder

Description: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have become the army of Earth’s deadliest villain.

The infection is spreading and it’s time to make the hardest choices in a war of only hard choices.

All hail Emperor Doom!

32 pages, $3.99.

Castle: A Calm Before The Storm #1

Written By: Peter David

Art By: Robert Atkins

Cover By: Mico Suayan

Description: An all new miniseries based on the hit ABC show Castle!

The Derrick Storm adaptations continue!

Who is The Fear and what does he want with Derrick Storm?

Clara Strike returns!

32 pages, $3.99.

Disney Junior Magazine #11

Description: This issue of Disney Junior Magazine includes stories, games, puzzles, counting and coloring activities.

44 pages, $4.99.

Marvel Super Heroes #6

Description: Marvel Super Heroes Magazine invites families to bring home the “Mighty Marvel Universe”!

36 pages, $4.99.

Cars Magazine #11

Description: This issue of the magazine contains brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, a pull-out poster, games and more.

44 pages, $4.99.

Phineas & Ferb Magazine #15

Description: Phineas and Ferb is the official magazine of the hit TV show on the Disney Channel.

52 pages, $4.99.

Fairies Magazine #11

Description: This issue of Disney Faries Magazine is full of magical stories, a collectible pull-out poster, activities, games and much, much more. Great for any princess.

44 pages, $4.99.

Monsters, INC. #1

Adapted By: Charles Bazaldua

Art By: Claudio Sciarrone, Elisabetta Melaranci, Anna Merli, Davide Zannetti, Sonia Matrone, Mara Damiani and Elena M. Naggi

Cover By: Claudio Sciarrone, Elisabetta Melaranci, Anna Merli, Davide Zannetti, Sonia Matrone, Mara Damiani and Elena M. Naggi

Description: Adapting the hit movie!

Just in time for the 3D rerelease of the classic Disney/Pixar adventure!

When they’re not hiding under the bed or lurking in the closet, the monsters that scare human children live and work in the great city of Monstropolis.

Monsters Mike and Sulley accidentally allow a human girl to sneaks into Monstropolis, and they must return her to her home before anyone notices — or they might lose their jobs at Monsters, Inc.!

32 pages, $2.99.

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #9

Written By: Karl Kesel and Chris Eliopolous

Art By: Karl Kesel and Nuno Plati

Cover By: Karl Kesel

Description: Peter Parker continues his quest to be the Ultimate Spider-Man from the Disney XD screen into your comic book pages!

FIRST — No One can stop the ancient monster GARDOOM THE GARGANTUAN terrorizes New York — no one but your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

THEN — a culinary caper as Simple Simon the Pie Man must be brought to justice by Spider-Man and the White Tiger!

32 pages, $2.99.

Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #9

Written By: Louise Simonson and Jen Van Meter

Art By: Christopher Jones and Luciano Vecchio

Cover By: Khoi Pham

Description: Earth’s Mightiest Action bounds off of Disney XD and into your hands!

FIRST! Faced with a murderous meteorite zooming towards Earth, The Mighty Thor can’t save the day — only the Mightier MS. MARVEL can!

THEN – It’s international espionage at it’s finest as the Black Widow and the Wasp team-up to take down Dr. Doom!

32 pages, $2.99.

Wolverine & The X-Men #22

Written By: Jason Aaron

Art By: Nick Bradshaw

Cover By: Nick Bradshaw

Description: Frankenstein’s Murder Circus is town and he’s brainwashed the X-Men!

Do the students stand a chance against their teachers?

32 pages, $3.99.

Age of Apocalypse #10

Written By: Dave Lapham

Art By: Roberto De La Torre

Cover By: Kris Anka

Description: Jean Grey believes she can defeat Weapon Omega…

Weapon Omega knows he can kill Jean Grey…

32 pages, $2.99.

Uncanny X-Force #35

Written By: Rick Remender

Art By: Phil Noto

Cover By: Julian Totino Todesco

Variant Cover By: Simone Bianchi

Description: FINAL ISSUE!

FINAL EXTINCTION CONCLUDES AND SO DOES UNCANNY X-FORCE!

Rick Remender’s landmark run comes to a conclusion with one of the most shocking moments in X-Force history.

What will become of what’s left of X-Force?

32 pages, $3.99.

Astonishing X-Men #57

Written By: Marjorie Liu

Art By: Gabriel Hernandex Walta

Cover By: Phil Noto

Description: Warbird takes Manhattan!

What secret is she hiding, and will it endanger the team?

32 pages, $3.99.

Wolverine #317

Written By: Cullen Bunn

Art By: Paul Pelletier

Cover By: Mike Del Mundo

Variant Cover By: Adi Granov

Description: FINAL ISSUE!

In order to save the Dreaming Maiden, Wolverine must face nightmares while asleep and while awake!

But is the Dreaming Maiden too dangerous to be saved?

And what will be the fate of the mysterious Covenant?

32 pages, $3.99.

First X-Men #5

Written By: Neal Adams and Christos Gage

Art By: Neal Adams

Cover By: Neal Adams

Variant Cover By: Adam Kubert

Description: The action packed continuity-rocking mini-series comes to an end!

Why do Wolverine and Sabretooth hate each other? Find out here!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-Factor #248 & 249

Written By: Peter David

Art By: Leonard Kirk

Cover By: Dave Williams (#248) and Kris Anka (#249)

Issue #248 —

Description: A familiar face hovers between life and death.

The only one who can save them is Monet…but it will require reliving the most horrific experience of her life.

Issue #249 —

Description: X-Factor investigates a series of eerie portents that leads them to a mysterious, previously unknown race of beings known as THE WARDERS.

Their job? To prepare the world for its end.

32 pages, $2.99.

Gambit #7

Written By: James Asmus

Art By: Diogenes Neves

Cover By: Terry Dodson

Description: Gambit is on the lam as an enemy of the British Empire, hunted by Pete Wisdom and MI13!

And to make matters worse, the criminal mastermind keeping Gambit on a leash now wants him dead.

Can Gambit play the two sides against each other and save his own skin?

32 pages, $2.99.

X-Treme X-Men #7.1

Written By: Greg Pak

Art By: Andre Araujo

Cover By: Stephanie Hans

Description: JUMP ON HERE! If you haven’t been reading, start here to find out what you’ve been missing!

Dazzler and her team find themselves in a war against the Brood…but the dimension they land in is a little too close to home.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-Treme X-Men #8

Written By: Greg Pak

Art By: Paco Diaz

Cover By: Kalman Andrasofszky

Description: Meet the X-TREME X-FORCE!

Dazzler is confronted with who she might turn into if she never gets home!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-Men #39

Written By: Seth Peck

Art By: Paul Azaceta

Cover By: David Lopez

Description: Domino teams up with Daredevil to take down Armitage!

Action! Adventure! Romance!?

But whose side will Domino take in the end?

32 pages, $3.99.

Wolverine MAX #3

Written By: Jason Starr

Art By: Connor Willumson and Roland Boschi

Cover By: Jock

Description: The shocking truth about Mariko revealed!

Wolverine’s memories are getting more vivid…and he’s seeing some familiar faces in unexpected places.

Meanwhile, the police are closing in and Logan is looking more and more like public enemy number one!

32 pages, $3.99.

Fury MAX #7

Written By: Garth Ennis

Art By: Goran Parlov

Cover By: Dave Johnson

Description: Col. Nick Fury gets an assignment that takes him to Vietnam.

Frank Castle, before he became The Punisher, is tasked to help Fury assassinate a Viet Cong general.

32 pages, $3.99.

Powers: Bureau #3

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Michael Avon Oeming

Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming

Description: Another blockbuster chapter in the Eisner Award-winning cops and capes epic! Now that all powers cases are federal cases, agents Walker and Pilgrim must learn to live by the new rules. But how do you obey the rules when the bad guys ignore them?

40 pages, $3.95.

Powers Vol. 7: Forever Premiere HC

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Michael Avon Oeming

Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming

Description: The origin of Powers! The story that literally spans the history of man as all the mysteries of powers and the Powers universe unfold, following a lone warrior’s trek through the greatest stories ever told! This completely redesigned andreformatted hardcover includes the entire script to the controversial POWERS #31, and a look into Michael Avon Oeming’s research and sketch work for every era! Collecting POWERS (2000) #31-37.

272 pages, $24.99.

Kick Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl Premiere HC

Written By: Mark Millar

Art By: John Romita Jr.

Cover By: John Romita Jr.

Description: Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-soaked saga! Mindy McCready attempts to settle into life as a regular schoolgirl, but desires nothing more than to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City. Her mother thinks she’s doing her homework — but in reality, she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick. She’s training him up to punch, shoot and stab — just like Daddy would have wanted. And in return, Kick-Ass is helping her learn to survive middle school — without spilling anyone’s blood. But when Kick-Ass gets benched, leaving Mindy to take on the mafia solo, even Hit-Girl may be in over her head. Meanwhile, Red Mist pursues his goal of becoming a super villain — and faces a final test of his own. Collecting HIT-GIRL #1-5.

120 pages, $24.99.

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 15 HC

Written By: Gerry Conway and Len Wein with Archie Goodwin

Art By: Ross Andru with Gil Kane and Sal Buscema

Cover By: Gil Kane

Description: Peter Parker’s life has never been easy, but it’s hard to take a turn for the worse when your dead girlfriend shows up on your doorstep. Oh, then there’s that famous Parker luck, which means it does. It means, Spidey, you’ve been cloned! The Amazing Spider-Man launches into the storyline that shocked the comics world! The scheming Jackal takes our hero through the wringer as he not only must face one of his greatest personal tragedies, but also has to battle through the Scorpion, the Tarantula — and himself! You’ll also enjoy the blossoming of Peter and Mary Jane’s relationship, and even their first kiss, as well as the return of the Shocker and the Sandman — and more! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1968) #143-155 and material from MARVEL SPECIAL EDITION TREASURY #1.

264 pages, $69.99.

Avengers Assemble by Brian Michael Bendis HC

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Mark Bagley

Cover By: Mark Bagley

Description: A perfect jumping-on point, featuring the cast of the summer blockbuster — but in Marvel Universe continuity! When the new Zodiac rears its many heads, the Avengers must assemble to combat them. But who is behind the group’s return? None other than Thanos, the mad Titan, who has claimed Earth as his own! The Avengers team up with cosmic blockbusters the Guardians of the Galaxy to bring Thanos some cosmically charged pain — but can even these two mighty teams stop Thanos from making Earth into the throneworld of his new empire? This explosive battle will change one of the Avengers’ lives — forever! Brought to you by Marvel architect Brian Michael Bendis! Collecting AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1-8.

184 pages, $34.99.

Captain America by Ed Brubaker Vol. 4 Premiere HC

Written By: Ed Brubaker and Cullen Bunn

Art By: Scot Eaton and Steve Epting

Cover By: Steve Epting

Description: Still reeling from Hydra’s Madbombs, Cap finds himself the target of a vicious media smear campaign. Who are the Discordians, and what will they blow up next? While Discordian cells attack American interests all worldwide, shock journalist Reed Braxton turns the public against the Sentinel of Liberty. And as riots beak out in the streets and society begins to crumble, the Omega-Madbombs are unleashed! Targeted for death, Cap tackles Codename: Bravo and Queen Hydra with the fate of the world in the balance! Meanwhile, Sharon Carter and Dum Dum Dugan duke it out with Baron Zemo — in the depths of space! It’s the end of an era, brought to you by Eisner Award-winner Ed Brubaker and rising star Cullen Bunn! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) #15-19.

120 pages, $24.99.

Avengers Academy: Final Exams Premiere HC

Written By: Christos Gage

Art By: Tom Grummett and Andrea Di Vito

Cover By: Giuseppe Camuncoli

Description: AVX fall-out: Avengers Academy is closed — indefinitely! And Alchemist, a.k.a. wunderkind industrialist Jeremy Briggs, has offered the students a chance to be normal again — but is there a catch? Who will accept his deal? Years of plot threads explode as your favorite Academy characters face their futures — including the ultimate challenge to the Mettle/Hazmat romance! Can friendships, romances — and the Academy itself — survive? Plus, because you demanded it: the flag football game between Avengers Academy and the Jean Grey School! Guest-starring the staff and students of WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN! Collecting AVENGERS ACADEMY #34-39.

136 pages, $24.99.

The Mighty Thor/Journey into Mystery: Everything Burns Premiere HC

Written By: Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen

Art By: Alan Davis, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Barry Kitson and Stephanie Hans

Cover By: Alan Davis

Description: The first Aesir/Vanir war was the darkest time in Asgard’s past — so dark it was seared from their history books. But now, rebels strike against Asgard, and a second Aesir/Vanir war breaks out! As Surtur’s all-consuming fire rages across the nine worlds, Thor and Loki go on the run. Thor hatches an unconventional plan to stop everything burning, while a desperate Loki journeys into the heart of Surtur’s fiery kingdom to…parlay? What vile secret hides at the heart of this new war? Can the All-Mother of Asgardia save the nine realms? And when Thor finds himself trapped in the underworld, the truth about Loki is finally revealed! As Loki’s future and past collide, who will judge a god? Collecting THE MIGHTY THOR #18-22 and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #642-645.

208 pages, $29.99.

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger — The Little Sisters of Eluria TPB

Written By: Robin Furth and Peter David

Art By: Luke Ross

Cover By: Luke Ross

Description: Join Roland Deschain as he explores Mid-World’s darkest corners. Near death from an attack by slow mutants, Roland is taken in by a group of nuns who specialize in anything but the healing arts. These hideous, corpse-like creatures — the Little Sisters of Eluria — have murder on their twisted minds. And in his current condition, there’s almost nothing the last Gunslinger can do to prevent their tender mercies from taking hold. DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER continues with one of the series’ most shocking, blood-curdling stories yet — a retelling of author Stephen King’s original novella The Little Sisters of Eluria, later compiled in the anthology Everything’s Eventual. Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER — THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA #1-5.

136 pages, $19.99.

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger — The Man in Black Premiere HC

Written By: Robin Furth and Peter David

Art By: Alex Maleev

Cover By: Alex Maleev

Description: The exciting final chapter in the DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER saga! Roland continues his journey toward the Dark Tower in his search for the Man in Black — but when young Jake faces peril in the tunnels, can Roland save him? While the Man in Black’s treacheries thicken, Roland and Jake must stave off an attack by vicious, cave-dwelling mutants — little knowing that an even more sinister evil awaits them farther inside the cave. As their quest’s end nears, Roland prepares to meet his destiny– but is he ready? Can he do what it takes to find the Dark Tower? Even if it means sacrificing young Jake? Don’t miss this captivating adaptation of Stephen King’s celebrated novel, as Roland finally learns the Man in Black’s identity! Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER — THE MAN IN BLACK #1-5.

136 pages, $24.99.

Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Vol. 1 TPB

Written By: Rick Remender

Art By: Patrick Zircher and Gabriel Hardman

Cover By: Arthur Adams

Description: Captain America has handpicked Hawkeye to take over his covert Avengers squad — as long as the world’s greatest marksman proves he can cut it in the spy game. And with a new leader comes a fresh lineup as Giant-Man, Captain Britain and the original Human Torch join Black Widow, Beast, Valkyrie and Ant-Man in the ranks of Earth’s stealthiest heroes. But Hawkeye draws the line at Cap’s final recruit: the deadly and unpredictable Venom! Will the quickly assembled team of powerful personalities unite behind the brash bowman? Can the archer lead them safely through their first mission, against the human/synthozoid hybrids known as the Descendants? Or will an Avenger make the ultimate sacrifice on Hawkeye’s watch? Writer Rick Remender (UNCANNY X-FORCE, VENOM) presents his all-new, all-different Secret Avengers! Collecting SECRET AVENGERS #21.1 & #22-25.

112 pages, $19.99.

Defenders by Matt Fraction Vol. 2 TPB

Written By: Matt Fraction

Art By: Terry Dodson, Jamie McKelvie and Micro Pierfederici

Cover By: Terry Dodson

Description: The Defenders find their way to Wakanda and team up with the Black Panther to face the lethal John Aman, the Prince of Orphans! What is Aman protecting that’s worth killing so many for so long? And how is Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, going to steal it? Then: The Defenders are lost in space-time! What alternate universe will they find first — and who’s waiting for them? Finally, when the purpose of the Concordance Engines is revealed, the team must act fast to save everything! What are the Death Celestials? How can the Defenders even hope to stop them? And how can you save the world when you can’t tell anyone it’s about to end? All secrets are revealed and all questions are answered as everybody dies and everything ends! Collecting DEFENDERS (2012) #7-12.

144 pages, $19.99.

Fear Itself: The Fearless TPB

Written By: Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction and Chris Yost

Art By: Mark Bagley and Paul Pelletier

Cover By: Arthur Adams

Description: In the aftermath of FEAR ITSELF, the eight mystical hammers that fell from the sky and empowered the Worthy are scattered across the globe — and Sin intends to reclaim them. But Asgardian warrior Valkyrie opposes the Red Skull’s nihilistic daughter, planning to return the weapons to Asgard. As Sin and Crossbones use the dark magic of occult group DOA to track the hammers, Valkyrie must fight her way through Raizo Kodo and his legion of vampires, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and even her Secret Avengers teammates — all with their own agendas for the weapons! Can she find and secure the hammers before Sin can use their power to raise the ultimate force of destruction? Or will a second wave of fear and death descend upon the world? Collecting FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS #1-12 and material from FEAR ITSELF #7.

272 pages, $29.99.

The Stand Vol. 5: No Man’s Land TPB

Written By: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Art By: Mike Perkins

Cover By: Tomm Coker

Description: Signs of life are returning to Boulder. Power generators are humming, and people are taking to the city’s green spaces, smiles on their faces and hope in their hearts. Those who chose to follow Mother Abagail have made a new home tucked inside the Rocky Mountains. But Larry Underwood and Fran Goldsmith don’t feel so optimistic. A dark vibration shakes Boulder’s foundation, Harold Lauder’s secrets come out into the open, and Nadine Goldsmith begins to display ever more bizarre behavior. Is this the influence of the Dark Man of their dreams? The pull of Randall Flagg will prove irresistible as Harold and Nadine begin their trip west. But when they make their move, will they leave Boulder a smoldering ruin behind them? Marvel’s adaptation of celebrated author Stephen King’s popular apocalyptic novel continues! Collecting THE STAND: NO MAN’S LAND #1-5.

136 pages, $19.99.

Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth TPB

Written By: Brian Clevinger, Rob Williams, Dan Slott and Ty Templeton

Art By: Thony Silas, Stefano Caselli, Humberto Ramos and Matthew Clark

Cover By: Stefano Caselli

Description: Dr. Octopus is dying. But in his final days, he has developed technology to repair the ozone layer. He says all he wants is to be remembered forever as the human race’s savior, and it seems the world is ready to play along with him and his Sinister Six. But not Spider-Man. Burned countless times in the past by his arch-nemesis, Spidey’s not willing to accept Doc Ock as a selfless benefactor. Unfortunately, that sets him — not Octavius — as Global Enemy No. 1! How can Spider-Man save the day when Doc Ock, the Sinister Six and, indeed, the whole planet, are intent on hunting him down? Guest-starring the Avengers, Silver Sable, Big Hero 6, Union Jack and more! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ENDS OF THE EARTH, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #682-687 and AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #8.

192 pages, $24.99

Carnage: Minimum Carnage TPB

Written By: Chris Yost and Cullen Bunn

Art By: Lan Medina, Khoi Pham and Declan Shalvey

Cover By: Clayton Crain

Description: Carnage is back — and bigger ain’t necessarily better! Scarlet Spider and Venom collide as the hunt for Carnage begins, taking both heroes to a place you’ll never believe: the Microverse! Cletus Kasady has found a whole new world to terrorize — and stranded on this alien planet, Scarlet Spider and Venom must work together to defeat him! But can the volatile heroes get along? Flash Thompson may not know who the Scarlet Spider is, but does the Venom symbiote? And can Scarlet triumph over the monster within himself in time to face the monstrous Carnage? The Micronauts join the web-slingers’ battle to save a universe — but in the process, the heroes may have doomed our own! Collecting MINIMUM CARNAGE: ALPHA and OMEGA, VENOM (2011) #26-27, and SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #10-11 and #12.1.

160 pages, $24.99.

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 5 TPB

Written By: Jonathan Hickman

Art By: Steve Epting, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Ming Doyle, Leinil Francis Yu, Farel Dalrymple and Barry Kitson

Cover By: Joe Quesada

Description: Jonathan Hickman’s epic story reaches its stunning climax! Earth is under simultaneous attack on multiple fronts. As the Future Foundation and its allies struggle to hold back the Kree Armada, Annihilus’ Negative Zone forces prepare to enter our universe through a portal in the Baxter Building. And a fate far worse is coming. If Earth is to be saved, it will take help from Galactus, the return of an old friend — and a miracle. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #600-604.

208 pages, $24.99.

Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Vol. 2 Digest

Written By: Chris Yost, Howard Chaykin, Rob Williams, Elliot Kalan and Karl Kesel

Art By: Chris Jones, Todd Nauck, Ramon Bachs, Tim Levins and Adam Dekraker

Cover By: Khoi Pham

Description: The stars of the year’s blockbuster movie and DisneyXD’s hit series leap off the screen and into your hands! The Avengers battle the Serpent Society and infiltrate a Hydra base! Captain America takes on the scourge of France, Batroc the Leaper! The Wasp faces down Magneto and steps up to save the Microverse! Iron Man battles the Unicorn — while fending off a festering flu virus! M.O.D.O.K. swaps Hawkeye and Iron Man’s minds! Can the heroes trust each other’s skills? Hulk and Black Panther must rescue New York from — the Madbomb! Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #5-8.

96 pages, $9.99.

OZ: Dorothy & The Wizard in OZ GN-TPB

Written By: Eric Shanower

Art By: Skottie Young

Cover By: Skottie Young

Description: Once upon a time, a tornado brought her to Oz. Now, an earthquake sends Dorothy on her latest and greatest adventure! L. Frank Baum’s magical worlds come to life again as Dorothy Gale takes yet another unexpected trip. This time, Dorothy and her cousin Zeb tumble deep into the ground after an earthquake! They’ll encounter the strange Mangaboos and invisible bears. They’ll tussle with fierce wooden gargoyles and hungry 66-year-old baby dragons! But Dorothy will have an old friend at her side: the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Can the Wizard’s guile save Dorothy and Zeb? And what master plan has the Wizard been hiding? Collecting DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ #1-8.

184 pages, $19.99.

Ultimate Comics Ultimates by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 2 TPB

Written By: Jonathan Hickman and Sam Humphries

Art By: Esad Ribic, Luke Ross, Jackson Guice, Leonard Kirk, Patrick Zircher and Ron Garney

Cover By: Kaare Andrews

Description: Can Nick Fury pick up the pieces of his broken team? Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye and the Ultimates are the world’s premier super-team, assembled to combat global threats. And right now the greatest danger is Reed Richards’ Children of Tomorrow, who stand poised to reshape the Earth in their image. Faced with a new world order, the Ultimates and S.H.I.E.L.D. suddenly find themselves in the crosshairs — of their own government! But with S.H.I.E.L.D. out of play, the government’s contingency plan might prove more dangerous than the threat it’s meant to counter — especially when it involves unleashing the Hulk! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #7-12.

128 pages, $19.99.

Ultimate Comics X-Men by Nick Spencer Vol. 2 TPB

Written By: Nick Spencer

Art By: Carlo Barberi and Paco Medina

Cover By: Kaare Andrews

Description: Quicksilver’s scheme to lord over the world’s mutants goes horribly awry when his army of Nimrod sentinels goes rogue and commits mutant genocide. Val Cooper probes S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury for information on the Ultimate X program, and the identity of world’s most powerful psychic, Jean Grey, is revealed — but she may not be playing for the right side. And the mutants interned at Camp Angel stage a bloody revolt when they learn the true origin of the X-gene. The ghosts of the Ultimate Universe’s past drive the world’s mutants toward an explosive confrontation in this thrilling chess match crafted by writer Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0)! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #7-12.

136 pages, $19.99.

Wolverine: Not Dead Yet TPB (New Printing)

Written By: Warren Ellis

Art By: Leinil Francis Yu

Cover By: Leinil Francis Yu

Description: Wolverine’s past is full of nasty characters — but few as fiendish as the White Ghost, a murderous mercenary whom Wolverine thought he’d left for dead during his spy years! But this Ghost won’t be laid to rest until he’s run Wolverine through a gauntlet of Adamantium weapons, killing the mutant maverick with the very metal that’s saved his life so many times! Unwilling to risk his friends, Wolverine stands alone in a story of intrigue, romance and devastation — culminating in a clash between two killers! Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #119-122.

120 pages, $14.99.

Captain America: Land of the Free TPB

Written By: Mark Waid, Bill Rosemann, Jay Faerber, Tom DeFalco and Joe Casey

Art By: Andy Kubert, Vince Evans, Patrick Zircher, Ron Frenz, Pablo Raimondi and Dan Jurgens

Cover By: Andy Kubert

Description: The shattering of Captain America’s seemingly indestructible shield has caused a harmonic “Vibranium cancer” wave, which threatens to destroy every piece of the miracle metal remaining on Earth! But as Cap races to contain the unseen threat, the villainous Klaw prepares to capitalize on it. It will take a miracle to defeat the master of sound, but a miracle just might be what Captain America gets! Then, Cap goes undercover in prison, faces down Crossbones and the Absorbing Man, and battles the terrorist threats of Hydra and Flag-Smasher! Plus: a WWII tale featuring Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos, captured by the vampiric Baron Blood! Blockbuster writer Mark Waid wraps up his run here, and it’s a doozy! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #20-24, CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL 1999 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE LEGEND.

160 pages, $19.99.

Generation X Classic Vol. 2 TPB

Written By: Scott Lobdell, Todd Dezago and Jeph Loeb

Art By: Chris Bachalo, Roger Cruz, Tom Grummett, Val Semeiks, Shawn McManus, Ashley Wood and Jeff Matsuda

Cover By: Michael Golden

Description: Class is back in session as Generation X returns! First, a recruiting trip to Manhattan turns fatal when the Morlock terrorists Gene Nation target Emma Frost! Then, when Banshee’s ancestral castle vanishes, the students take a field trip that begins in Ireland — and ends somewhere very different! And the school gains a new student in the laid-back Mondo, but what does the new Hellfire Club want with him? And what does Emma’s long-lost sister have to do with its plan? The Gen X kids barely have time to welcome Mondo into the fold before they’re targeted by Omega Red — but what secret tie does the vicious villain have to Banshee’s past? Pay attention, Gen X — you never know when there’ll be a quiz! Collecting GENERATION X #5-11 and ANNUAL ’95, and GENERATION X SAN DIEGO PREVIEW.

248 pages, $24.99.

Nova Classic Vol. 1 TPB

Written By: Marv Wolfman and Len Wein

Art By: John Buscema, Sal Buscema and Ross Andru

Cover By: John Buscema

Description: Struck by a ray of energy sent by a dying alien, ordinary high-school student Richard Rider has inherited the mantle of an intergalactic Nova Centurion — and all the headaches that come with it! And even the powers of a human rocket can’t help Richard outrun a rogues’ gallery that includes Zorr, Condor, Powerhouse, Diamondhead, the Corrupter, Megaman — and the dreaded Sphinx, who wants to claim a secret the newly minted Nova doesn’t even know he’s carrying! Can Richard balance schoolwork, a social life and a near-constant string of arch-villains? And if not, which will he lose first — his dreams or his life? Guest-starring Spider-Man in an amazing two-part murder mystery! Collecting NOVA (1976) #1-12 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #171.

240 pages, $29.99.

Captain Marvel: The Death of Captain Marvel TPB (New Priting)

Written By: Jim Starlin, Steve Englehar and Doug Moench

Art By: Jim Starlin and Pat Broderick

Cover By: Jim Starlin

Description: As Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth, the Kree Captain Mar-Vell has triumphed over foes large and small. But when Mar-Vell is diagnosed with cancer, he finds himself face-to-face with a foe that even his vast might can’t defeat — and both he, and a universe that loves him, must rally together to accept the inevitable. Plus: Look back at the seminal battle with Nitro that infected Captain Marvel years before — and in the midst of a battle with Titan’s planet-sized computer system, now corrupted by the madness of Thanos, witness the budding romance between Mar-Vell and his true love Elysius! Guest-starring the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and more! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #34, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) #1-2 and MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #1: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL.

128 pages, $19.99.

Marvel Universe: The End TPB (New Printing)

Written By: Jim Starlin

Art By: Jim Starlin

Cover By: Jim Starlin

Description: A grave threat from beyond space and time swiftly approaches the Earth — imperiling the very nature of the entire universe! This catastrophic, existence-ending event forces Earth’s mightiest heroes and villains to join forces to fend off Armageddon. But amid ever-shifting alliances and internally warring factions, will they succeed in their quest to save all of eternity? Led by the demigod Thanos (who is admittedly not only quite mad, but something of a continual threat himself to both Earth and eternity), Earth’s superhumans must stand shoulder-to-shoulder to face the most terrifying threat that they’ve ever encountered: Nothing less than the end of all that ever was! Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE: THE END #1-6.

168 pages, $19.99.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers Vol. 1 TPB

Written By: Arnold Drake, Steve Gerber, Gerry Conway, Scott Edelman, Roger Slifer, Len Wein and Roger Stern

Art By: Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Don Heck and Al Milgrom

Cover By: Al Milgrom

Description: A thousand years from now, Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex and Charlie-27 — the Guardians of the Galaxy — rise to retake Earth from reptilian raiders! But they’re not just building on the heroism of past centuries — they’re recruiting from it! Captain America, Dr. Strange, the Thing, the Hulk and more join the star-spanning heroes in the greatest war the future ever saw! Then, as the Guardians help a planet in turmoil rebuild, threats rise from two other worlds: one of them living, the other gone mad! It’s cosmic action as you like it, as the Avengers of tomorrow face their baptism of fire! Featuring the introduction of Nikki and the origin of Starhawk! Guest-starring the Silver Surfer! Collecting MARVEL SUPER HEROES (1967) #18, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #4-5, GIANT-SIZE DEFENDERS #5, DEFENDERS (1972) #26-29 and MARVEL PRESENTS #3-12.

368 pages, $39.99.

Essential X-Men Vol. 11 TPB

Written By: Chris Claremont, Fabian Nicieza, Peter David and more

Art By: Jim Lee, Paul Smith, Andy Kubert, Tom Raney, Whilce Portacio, Kirk Javinen, Terry Shoemaker and more

Cover By: Jim Lee

Description: The X-Men reunite with Professor X, who asks them to help overthrow the Shi’ar tyrant Deathbird — but all is not as it seems, and the X-Men must deduce the truth before it’s too late! Meanwhile, sparks fly as Rogue and Magneto team up to save the Savage Land! Then, the X-Men and X-Factor unite to battle the Shadow King — but the price of their victory is more than Professor X can stand! And as a new team rises from the ashes of the old, Magneto draws a dangerous line in the sand to protect his fellow mutants — leading to an explosive finale, and the end of an era! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #273-280 and ANNUAL #15, X-FACTOR (1986) #69-70, X-MEN (1991) #1-3, and material from X-FACTOR ANNUAL #6 and NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL #7.

544 pages, $19.99.

SOURCE: Comics Continuum & Comic Book Resources