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On The Shelf: Marvel Comics Solicitations for December 2015

Marvel Comics Solicitations for December 2015

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY YASMINE PUTRI • Tony is knee deep in trouble from enemies both old and new. But here comes MARY JANE WATSON AND HIS WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverA-FORCE #1

G. WILLOW WILSON (w) • JORGE MOLINA (A/C) HIP-HOP VARIANT BY ADAM HUGHES Variant Cover by Victor Ibañez MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL COSPLAY VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE A-FORCE, ASSEMBLE! From the ashes of Battleworld, Marvel’s newest hero SINGULARITY has risen and entered the Marvel Universe. But she didn’t make the journey alone. To combat the most fearsome threats from across the multiverse, Singularity will summon the world’s mightiest team of Avengers to her side: SHE-HULK. CAPTAIN MARVEL. DAZZLER. MEDUSA. NICO MINORU. Together, they are A FORCE to be reckoned with! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverTHE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1

GREG PAK (w) • FRANK CHO (a/C) Variant cover by Frank Cho Variant cover by Woo Cheol Hip-Hop variant cover by Mahmud Asrar ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY DALE KEOWN THERE’S A BRAND NEW HULK IN TOWN, AND HIS NAME IS AMADEUS CHO! Get ready for the craziest Hulk story of the millennium as a kid genius decides he’s gonna be the best Hulk ever -- and just possibly brings the entire Marvel Universe crashing down into chaos! Totally awesome beach day! Massive monster mayhem! She-Hulk and Lady Hellbender! Massive heart and ridiculous action brought to you by PLANET HULK writer Greg Pak and superstar artist Frank Cho! Is it possible for us to fit in one more exclamation point? YES! 40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

Marvel December 2015 coverGUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1

DAN ABNETT & JASON LATOUR (w) CARLO BARBERI & JIM CHEUNG (a) COVER BY JIM CHEUNG VARIANT COVER BY CARLO BARBERI HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY MARCO RUDY MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY Larry Stroman WHO ARE THE GUARDIANS 1000?! Defending the galaxy is a good gig, but Drax isn’t thrilled with the combat hours (not enough of them) and Rocket isn’t thrilled with the compensation (not enough of it). They’re off on an adventure to supplement both, and Groot is happy to come along. But instead of the perks they want, they’re about to get more trouble than they can handle. Good thing the Guardians 3000 are on hand to help! But what about…THE GUARDIANS 1000??!! Also in this issue, Latour and Cheung tell a one-off story of Ben Grimm and Rocket Raccoon, stuck on a planet where culture is based on Earth-style professional wrestling…but the stakes are life and death! THIS AIN’T KAYFABE, BROTHER! 40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

Marvel December 2015 coverDAREDEVIL #1 & 2

CHARLES SOULE (w) • RON GARNEY (a/C) ISSUE #1 – Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER HIP-HOP VARIANT BY ALEX MALEEV Marvel ’92 variant by Larry Stroman VARIANT COVER BY TIM SALE VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA COSPLAY VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE ISSUE #2 – VARIANT COVER BY FRED HEMBECK VARIANT COVER BY TBA Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney’s office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it’s a whole new chapter for our man without fear—including the arrival of the devil’s advocate. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot. 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)

Marvel December 2015 coverALL-NEW INHUMANS #1 & 2

CHARLES SOULE & JAMES ASMUS (w) • STEFANO CASELLI (a/C) Issue #1 – Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI CONNECTING VARIANT COVER D BY JIM CHEUNG HIP-HOP VARIANT BY TBA ACTION FIGURE TWO-PACK VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER COSPLAY VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE ISSUE #2 – VARIANT COVER BY Kaare Andrews As the Terrigen Clouds move around the world they leave in their wake the wrecked lives of the Inhumanized. Crystal and her team are tasked to help as many of these NuHumans as possible, but it’s not going to be easy. Not only are views of these new super-powered people varied (from fear to anger to amazement) but even those who get the powers aren’t always glad to get them. Add to that the nineteen mysterious Skyspears that recently crashed into the Earth, and the Inhuman world just got a lot more complicated. Issue #1 - 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99 Issue #2 - 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverUNCANNY X-MEN #1 & 2

CULLEN BUNN (w) • GREG LAND (a/C) ISSUE #1 – HIP-HOP VARIANT Cover by GREG LAND Variant Covers by KEN LASHLEY (ISSUE #1) & KRIS ANKA (ISSUE #2) In a world that’s never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all others: Can they stay away from each other’s throats long enough to sever their targets’? 32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

Marvel December 2015 coverRED WOLF #1

NATHAN EDMONDSON (w) • DALIBOR TALAJIC (a) COVER BY JEFFREY VEREGGE VARIANT Cover by DALE KEOWN HIP-HOP VARIANT BY MIKE DEL MUNDO YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER ONCE UPON A TIMELY IN THE WEST… Frontier boomtown Timely has more than its share of scoundrels: it takes a hero to keep them in line. Red Wolf—the Cheyenne who crossed the desert and stood up to Mayor Wilson Fisk in Secret Wars’ 1872—is the only man who can fill fallen Sheriff Steve Rogers’ boots. As an outsider and an honest man, Red is going to need all his wits, and both his fists, to serve and protect. The tale of how Red Wolf wins the West starts in 1872, and will take him farther than he could ever imagine! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSPIDEY #1

ROBBIE THOMPSON (w) • NICK BRADSHAW (a/C) VARIANT COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS HIP-HOP VARIANT BY GYIMAH GARIBA YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG Think you know everything about Peter Parker’s early days? Think again. It’s action, adventure and a rip-roaring romp in classic Marvel style as SPIDEY swings onto shelves this winter! Featuring adventures from throughout the web-slinging wonder’s younger years, it’s a return to the days of overdue homework, not knowing how to talk to girls (or anybody, really) and just a plenty of danger. Witness some of Spidey’s earliest tangles with the likes of DOC OCK, SANDMAN and a host of other unexpected guests! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSQUADRON SUPREME #1 & 2

They’re each the sole survivor of a lost Earth and they’ll do anything to protect this one, whether you like it or not. The Squadron Supreme -- comprising Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (the Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Power Princess -- are a team that doesn’t ask permission or what the rules are. To them all that matters is the safety of Earth and if you stand in the way...that’s your problem! Tell that to the Squadron’s first target -- Namor, destroyer of Dr. Spectrum’s homeworld, who will have to pay for his crimes...but at what cost to the people of Atlantis. 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (each) JAMES ROBINSON (w) • LEONARD KIRK (a) CoverS by ALEX ROSS ISSUE #1 – VARIANT Cover by LEONARD KIRK HIP-HOP VARIANT BY MIKE DEL MUNDO ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER ISSUE #2 – VARIANT COVER BY LEONARD KIRK

Marvel December 2015 coverSTARBRAND & NIGHTMASK #1

GREG WEISMAN (w) • DOMO STANTON (a) Cover by YASMINE PUTRI Variant cover by Emanuela Lupacchino HIP-HOP VARIANT BY KERON GRANT YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG Two former Avengers with tremendous power – and almost zero life experience – are on their own, trying to find their place as HEROES, COSMIC ENTITIES and…COLLEGE STUDENTS? What meal plan will cover a cosmic metabolism? Can two all-powerful entities share a dorm room the size of roach motel? Can you safely teleport to Mars after partying all night long at your first kegger? Find out in Starbrand & Nightmask! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverWEIRDWORLD #1

SAM HUMPHRIES (W) MIKE DEL MUNDO (A/C) HIP-HOP VARIANT BY JUAN DOE CLASSIC VARIANT BY TBA Variant Cover by Matt Rhodes (Bioware) • From the pages of SECRET WARS, now in the ALL-NEW MARVEL U! • Imagine, being trapped in a world of sword and sorcery. • With no sword and sorcery experience to speak of. • This is the story of BECCA, a girl stuck in WEIRDWORLD, with only one mission: get home alive! • Marvel’s own twisted fantasy realm comes alive before your eyes! Barbarians! Wizards! And tricked out sports cars! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSCARLET WITCH #1

JAMES ROBINSON (w) • VANESA DEL REY (A) COVER BY DAVID AJA HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY TBA VARIANT COVER BY KEVIN WADA Witchcraft is broken - and the SCARLET WITCH is on ajourney across the globe to fix it. From the back alleys of Manhattan, to the serene Greek Isles, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Wanda will have to face down her foes and find out who her true friends are. But as Wanda solves magical crimes and pieces witchcraft back together, the most important question remains: Who is the mastermind that broke it in the first place? Written by Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON, with covers by Eisner Award winner DAVID AJA with the first issue drawn by fan-favorite VANESA DEL REY! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverPATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT! #1

KATE LETH (w) • BRITTNEY WILLIAMS (A/C) Variant by SOPHIE CAMPBELL Variant by GEORGE PERéZ Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE Hip-Hop Variant by JAVIER PULIDO PATSY WALKER has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally), but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging (literal) bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about her childhood resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the Hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? Raise your (literal) claws for PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverGWENPOOL SPECIAL #1

GERRY DUGGAN, CHARLES SOULE, CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS, VARIOUS (W) DANILO BEYRUTH, LANGDON FOSS, GURIHIRU, VARIOUS (A) COVER BY KRIS ANKA GWENPOOL VARIANT BY ROBBI RODRIGUEZ SHE-HULK VARIANT BY EMANEULA LUPACCHINO DEADPOOL VARIANT BY TBA • AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL! • She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U! • Deadpool teams up with both Hawkeyes – Kate and Clint – to…stop a pickpocket?! • Ms. Marvel takes on her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues! • And then there’s the reason for the season(al special): GWENPOOL! • Yup, you read that right – Gwen. Pool. C’mon, you know you’re curious. 50 PGS./Rated T …$5.99

Marvel December 2015 coverALL-NEW X-MEN #3

DENNIS HOPELESS (W) MARK BAGLEY (A/C) Variant Cover by PASQUAL FERRY MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY ROB LIEFELD • Terrible acts committed by mutant revolutionary Cyclops have placed mutantkind in extinction’s crosshairs…and no one is left to suffer the consequences more than his time-displaced counterpart—teen-aged Scott Summers. • As Storm and her team whisk Earth’s remaining mutants away to safe haven, the original X-Men do just the opposite: emboldened by super heroic ideals, the ALL-NEW X-MEN set out on the road to save their world and write their own futures. • But can youthful optimism reverse the damage Cyclops has done? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverEXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #4 & 5

JEFF LEMIRE (W) HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C) • The clock is winding down for mutantkind and one of the X-Men’s oldest foes has come to speed up the process: MISTER SINISTER has returned! And he’s bringing the X-Men face-to-face with their greatest fear... • As the first chapter of EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN races to its exciting conclusion, one thing’s for sure for this team of all-new, all-different X-Men: Not everyone will emerge unscathed. 32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

Marvel December 2015 cover

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #3 TOM TAYLOR (W) • DAVID LOPEZ (A) Cover by BENGAL Variant Cover by DAVID LOPEZ VARIANT COVER BY MIKE CHOI MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY TOM RANEY CAN YOU HANDLE THE DEADLY MYSTERY OF THE FOUR SISTERS? • It’s WOLVERINE vs. TASKMASTER in this explosive issue! • Can Laura survive ALCHEMAX’S army of mercenaries? • What is the devastating secret the SISTERS have been keeping? 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverDEADPOOL #3-4

GERRY DUGGAN (W) MIKE HAWTHORNE (A) CoverS by TONY MOORE ISSUE #3 – MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY ROB LIEFELD SECRET COMIC VARIANT COVER #3 BY SCOTT KOBLISH ISSUE #4 – SECRET COMIC VARIANT COVER #4 BY SCOTT KOBLISH • MORE DEADPOOL THAN YOU WANTED! • That’s right—Wade’s called in some help being him. • And you won’t believe (or recognize?) who he signed up! • (Unless you are intimately familiar with Marvel Encyclopediae.) 32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)

Marvel December 2015 coverDEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND #1 (of 3)

FABIEN NICIEZA (W) REILLY BROWN (A/C) VARIANT Cover by KRIS ANKA VARIANT COVER BY TBA Call them a duo with a special kind of them the odd couple but with them 90s comics distilled down into two characters—DEADPOOL AND CABLE ARE BACK, BABY! That’s right—The Merc with the Mouth and the Soldier with the Scowl are together again in this all-new series! When Cable gets a vision of a terrible future set off by the death of one man, he knows he must protect him no matter what! I’ll get you three guesses who’s been hired to kill that guy. Go on, guess. The fan favorite team of Fabian Nicieza & Reilly Brown have reunited to get the gang back together—and it feels so good! 40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99

Marvel December 2015 coverDEADPOOL #3.1: TRES PUNTO UNO

GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN (W) • SCOTT KOBLISH (A) Cover by FRANCISCO HERRERA Meet “Masacre”—the Deadpool of Mexico! Did you know that Deadpool in Spanish-speaking countries is called “Masacre”? Here comes the issue to make all of that even more confusing, as we meet Masacre, the deadly Deadpool-inspired vigilante south of the border! Watch him slaughter his way into your hearts in this entirely Spanish language one-shot written, drawn, and edited by folks who don’t speak it! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A) Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS VARIANT COVER BY FRED HEMBECK VARIANT COVER BY MAHMUD ASRAR MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY TBA • Gamora is back, but things have changed. • What has she been doing for the last eight months?! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSTAR-LORD #2

SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • JAVIER GARRON (A) Cover by DAVE JOHNSON VARIANT COVER BY Jake Wyatt • After just a little bit of grand theft extraterrestrial vessel, young Peter Quill finally made it to space! • Then he got stuck there. • Another ship is approaching: is their intention space roadside assistance, or space highway robbery? Peter’s got to be ready for anything! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverVENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #2

ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • ARIEL OLIVETTI (A/C) VARIANT Cover by MIKE ALLRED • Between missions with the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Venom fights strange, violent aliens and helps strange, peaceful aliens. Aliens can be strange, is what we’re saying. • All the while, he’s being trailed by a mysterious warship! Are its operators violent or peaceful? • Flash and his Klyntar are working better than ever, but there’s a lot Flash doesn’t know about being an Agent of the Cosmos. And what he doesn’t know could kill him! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverDRAX #2

CM PUNK & cullen bunn (W) • SCOTT HEPBURN (A/C) MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY RON LIM Variant Cover by James Stokoe • Drax and Terrax walk into a space cantina. Are they gonna brawl or go on a bender? Either way, it’ll be epic! • Drax needs to get his starship--the Space Sucker--repaired. Only problem? He has no money. • But a mysterious crime spree may be the answer to his prayers... or at least a violent distraction. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverHOWARD THE DUCK #2


Marvel December 2015 coverKARNAK #3

WARREN ELLIS (W) • GERARDO ZAFFINO (A) Cover by DAVID AJA Variant cover by Yasmine Putri ACTION FIGURE TWO-PACK VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER • Just when you thought Karnak couldn’t get more intense and insane, it does. • The trail left by the kidnapped Inhuman gets nuclear and Karnak is caught in the mushroom cloud. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverMS. MARVEL #2

G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (A) Cover by CLIFF CHIANG VARIANT Cover by FRED HEMBECK MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL ACTION FIGURE TWO-PACK VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER VARIANT COVER BY TAKESHI MIYAZAWA KAMALA CAN! • On the Avengers and on a roll! All Kamala needs to do next is take down the evil suits destroying her city without ruining her personal life! • Too bad all of Jersey City thinks Ms. Marvel is the real enemy! • Bad guys and bad hair days. (Also the title of Ms. Marvel’s next album.) 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverUNCANNY INHUMANS #3

CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A/C) ACTION FIGURE TWO-PACK VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY WHILCE PORTACIO Variant Cover by Leinil Yu • It’s the Inhumans vs. Kang throughout history and moves that Kang makes 7,000 years ago wreak havoc on the Inhumans in the present. • But who is Kang’s Inhuman ally that may be more dangerous that the Conqueror?! • And if that’s not enough: BLACK BOLT VS. THE HUMAN TORCH, NO HOLDS BARRED! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSPIDER-MAN 2099 #4

PETER DAVID (W) • WILL SLINEY (A) Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY Pasqual Ferry • A mysterious stranger from the future arrives in New York, and he’s got Spider-Man dead in his sights! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 & #5 DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A) CoverS by ALEX ROSS • Not only has Spider-Man gone global – so have his enemies! • Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the GOBLIN family! • Where there’s goblins, there’s Spidey, and it’s up to everyone’s favorite wall-crawler to get to the bottom of what’s going on! 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T …$3.99 (each)

Marvel December 2015 coverAMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2

JOSE MOLINA (W) • SIMONE BIANCHI (A/ C) VARIANT Cover by RYAN OTTLEY • The dead are rising in Harlem! • Spider-Man relearns why graveyards are terrifying. • But things aren’t as simple as they seem (and they don’t even seem all that simple). How do the Santerians fit into all of this? 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSILK #2

ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • STACEY LEE (A) Cover by HELEN CHEN VARIANT Cover by FRED HEMBECK VARIANT COVER BY BABS TARR MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY TBA • SILK! BLACK CAT! IN CAHOOTS! • But not everyone in Cat’s criminal crew are happy about it! • Neither is everyone in Cindy’s life, including a certain CEO of Parker Industries. 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSPIDER-GWEN #3

JASON LATOUR (W) • ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY TBA • Still reeling from the events of SPIDER-VERSE, Gwen Stacy decides to pay a visit to Jessica Drew, AKA Spider-Woman! • Gwen learns about her Earth-616 counterpart, and sees that the lesson that with great power, there must also come great responsibility applies in any reality. 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverCARNAGE #3

GERRY CONWAY (W) • MIKE PERKINS (A) Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO VARIANT COVER BY YASMINE PUTRI MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY MIKE DEODATO • Trapped down in a mineshaft with Carnage, the situation for the FBI’s symbiote squad gets HAIRY when John Jameson loses his cool. • You won’t want to miss th—AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSPIDER-WOMAN #2

DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY MING DOYLE • TRAPPED in an alien hospital with a bunch of other moms-to-be, Jessica Drew has suddenly found herself in over her head! • It’s anything but business as usual as Jess realizes she’s the only person who can save the day – but only if she can keep herself and her baby safe in the process! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverWEB WARRIORS #2

MIKE COSTA (W) • DAVID BALDEON (A) Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY MARK BAGLEY • SPIDER-GWEN STRANDED! Without her interdimensional timepiece to get her home, Gwen Stacy (AKA Spider-Woman) has no choice but to sit tight and wait to be rescued by the rest of the Web Warriors. • Everyone’s favorite hoodie-wearing hero isn’t exactly a damsel in distress, though, is she? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverNEW AVENGERS #4

AL EWING (W) • GERARDO SANDOVAL (A/C) MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY TOM RANEY • Out beyond the nether dark lurks... Moridun, Master Magus of the Fifth Cosmos! • He’s not just an evil wizard - he’s an evil Space Wizard! But when the space dust settles, who will be... the King of Space? • Seriously, everything’s cooler in space. How cool will the New Avengers be in space? THEY WILL BE PRETTY COOL! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #3

MARK WAID (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A) Cover by ALEX ROSS Variant cover by Afu Chan VARIANT COVER BY FRED HEMBECK • Warbringer has made good on his name, and the All-New Avengers stand poised to yank defeat from the jaws of victory unless they can put their differences aside--and in the case of Ms. Marvel and Nova, that doesn’t seem very likely! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverUNCANNY AVENGERS #3

GERRY DUGGAN (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C) Variant cover by Tradd Moore MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY WHILCE PORTACIO • The Avengers close in on the new Inhuman that’s destroying Boston. • The Torch wishes he paid better attention in science class, and an Avenger has a secret that may undo the team before it begins! • Plus -- the surprising final member of this series makes a grand and bloody entrance. 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverTHE ULTIMATES #2

AL EWING (W) • KENNETH ROCAFORT (A/C) Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG VARIANT COVER BY FRED HEMBECK • Galactus is beyond good and evil. Galactus is a necessary part of the universe. When Galactus hungers -- living worlds must die. • The Ultimates have heard it all before, and respectfully... they don’t agree. • But can even the ultimate superteam end the threat of the devourer of worlds for good? And if they do -- WHAT will take his place? 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverALL-NEW HAWKEYE #2

JEFF LEMIRE (W) • RAMON PEREZ (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY FRED HEMBECK VARIANT COVR BY PHIL NOTO • A reluctantly reunited team Hawkeye struggles to rebuild trust and rectify past mistakes. But they’re put through the ringer when their mission brings them face to face with The Mandarin! It’s a turbulent trip down memory lane in this exciting issue that takes Kate and Clint back to the future. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverTHE VISION #2

TOM KING (W) • GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA (A) Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY DALE KEOWN • After the stunning, heart-stopping events of Vision #1, the Avengers will never be the same. • The Vision and his family attempt to cope with these events in their own, unique way. Though they put on a happy face, each of them can feel their anger growing, blistering, tearing them apart. • Will the Visions be able to hold together, or will that anger destroy them and the world around them? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverTHE MIGHTY THOR #2


Marvel December 2015 coverTHE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #3

RYAN NORTH (W) • ERICA HENDERSON (A/C) Variant Cover by MATT WAITE Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER • Squirrel Girl has woken up, only to find she’s been hurled back in time to the 1960s! Mondays, am I right? • And if that wasn’t trouble enough, her friend Nancy is coming face to face with the villainous [CENSORED]! • Yes, I’ve noticed that when I type [CENSORED]’s name it shows up as [CENSORED]; no, I don’t know how to fix that. • This book features the following: Squirrel Girl, time travel, [CENSORED], and emotions! It promises to satisfy fans of each of those things, even if they don’t like the other things! • Which is great because emotions are just THE WORST 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverMARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE #1 & 2 (OF 4)

Will CORONA PILGRIM (W) SZYMON KUDRANSKI (A) THE ROAD TO CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR BEGINS WITH THESE OFFICIAL ADAPTATIONS OF THE SMASH HIT FILMS IRON MAN 3 & CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER! • When THE MANDARIN strikes at the United States with a series of deadly terror attacks, IRON MAN must take action! But can TONY STARK handle the pressure when he has his own demons to face? 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

Marvel December 2015 coverCAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #5 (of 5)

Jeph LOEB (W) • Tim Sale (A/C) •This is it! The long awaited finale to Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s epic Captain America story! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverCAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #4

NICK SPENCER (W) • PAUL RENAUD (A/C) • Danger on Wall Street... • It’s the venomous return of THE SERPENT SQUAD!!! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverNOVA #2

SEAN RYAN (W) • CORY SMITH (A) Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS VARIANT COVER BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY PASQUAL FERRY • MONSTERS! PANCAKES! MINI-GOLF! Sam Alexander is still getting used to having his dad back on Earth, but things are about to get a whole lot less stable when a surprising earthquake strikes • What’s responsible for the catastrophic quake? If you guessed “a giant, awful monster than only Nova can stop,” you’re right! • PLUS! More about Jesse is revealed… 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99 Marvel December 2015 coverTHE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #3

NICK SPENCER (W) • RAMON ROSANAS (A) Cover by MARK BROOKS Variant cover by ULISES FARINAS VARIANT COVER BY FRED HEMBECK • Because you demanded it: Scott Lang, the Astonishing Ant-Man, teams up with Sam Wilson, Captain America! Just like you saw in the movie! • Except in the movie, they actually got in a fight. And in the movie, Sam was still Falcon, not Captain America. But... close enough, right?!! Please buy our book, movie-watcher people! • The return of The Slug! Er, he wasn’t in the movie either. Dang it. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverHERCULES #2

DAN ABNETT (W) • LUKE ROSS (A) Cover by CLAY MANN VARIANT COVER BY Russell Dauterman MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY MARK TEXEIRA • Creatures of ancient myth still linger in the world, but they are on the brink of extinction. The Modern Age has no place for them. But Hercules has moved with the times--only he can protect them against the crushing weight of the future. Except he is part of the old age too, born in ancient times before the risk of civilization, the world’s first super hero, a champion through the ages. If he fails in this struggle, he dies with them. Forever. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverDOCTOR STRANGE #3

JASON AARON (W) • CHRIS BACHALO (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY TIM SALE MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY MARK TEXEIRA • Dr. Strange wakes up, nearly naked with none of his magical tools or spellbooks and no memory of how he got there. • Nor does he know where all the monsters chasing him came from. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverMOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #2

AMY REEDER & BRANDON MONTCLARE (W) • NATACHA BUSTOS (A) Cover by AMY REEDER VARIANT COVER BY TBA B.F.F.!? • DEVIL DINOSAUR seems to like MOON GIRL just fine, but a guy’s got to eat! • What are New York’s newest tourists, THE KILLER-FOLK, going to do next? • And when prehistoric thunder lizards roam Times Square, a whole lot of shakin’s goin’ on! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverHOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #3

FRANK BARBIERE (W) • BRENT SCHOONOVER (A/C) Variant Cover by David Marquez • A brand new commando joins the battle! • The team searches for answers in a haunted museum! • The horror comes home with a crisis at S.T.A.K.E. HQ! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverCONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #3

AL EWING (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C) • COVER BY VICTOR IBANEZ Variant cover by Kalman Andrasofszky CONNECTING VARIANT COVER C BY RON LIM CLASSIC VARIANT COVER BY TBA CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS GAME VARIANT COVER BY TBA IRON MAN! JOE FIXIT! GAMORA! MARVEL’S HEAVY HITTERS COLLIDE IN THE CONTEST! • Can Iron Man and Gamora trust Guillotine – or is the call of her bloody legacy too strong? • Ares strikes! • Plus: Venom Hulk?! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #3

MARGUERITE BENNETT (W) • KIM JACINTO & STEPHANIE HANS (A) Cover by STEPHANIE HANS Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ • To the soundtrack of a totally sick Nordic death metal solo, Angela and Sera embark on the conquest to crown Angela Queen of the Dead...and encounter some who they have sent to the afterlife themselves! • Friends and foes return from the abyss as Angela and Sera raise a rebellion among the dead of the Ten Realms. • You’re the Mockingjay, Angela!! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverBLACK KNIGHT #2

FRANK TIERI (W) • LUCA PIZZARI (A) Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN MARVEL ‘92 VARIANT BY STEVE EPTING • Why did Dane Whitman end up in Weirdworld? • What were the circumstances that led him to flee Earth? • Whatever they were, it’s enough to have the Uncanny Avengers show up on his doorstep, looking for him! • Have Dane’s past actions finally caught up with him? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverILLUMINATI #2

Joshua Williamson (W) • Shawn Crystal (A) Cover by Riley Rossmo Variant Cover by Julian Tedesco • The Hood explains part of his master plan and it involves going deep into the Marvel underground! • Can the All New All Different Illuminati get along long enough to survive their first mission? • The dark look at the lives of the Marvel villains continues! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverSTAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1

JAMES ROBINSON (W) • TONY HARRIS (A/C) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER VARIANT COVER BY TBA CLASSIC VARIANT COVER BY TBA BLANK VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE MOVIE PHOTO VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE • Follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in this special one-shot leading up to his appearance in the film! Just how did Threepio get a red arm, anyway? Find out here as the blockbuster creative team of James Robinson and Tony Harris of DC’s Starman reunite for the first time in nearly two decades! • You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication...but this book is a must have in any language! 40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

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Marvel December 2015 coverDARTH VADER ANNUAL #1

KIERON GILLEN (W) • LEINIL YU (A/C) BLANK VARIANT AVAILABLE • The planet Shu-Torin has gone against the will of the Empire. • It’s time for Vader to bring them in line. • A great, evil jumping-on point for fans of the Dark Lord! 40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

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Marvel December 2015 coverSTAR WARS ANNUAL #1

KIERON GILLEN (W) • ANGEL UNZUETA (A) Cover by JOHN CASSADAY BLANK VARIANT AVAILABLE • Galactic espionage hits the Empire—hard! • Haarkon Dak has been undercover in the Imperial bureaucracy for years... • ...but now, he’s the only chance to save Rebel sympathetic senators! 40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

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Marvel December 2015 coverDARTH VADER #14

KIERON GILLEN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A/C) Cover by MARK BROOKS CONNECTING VARIANT D BY TBA VADER DOWN, PART FOUR • Han & Luke take on Vader’s forces...and more? • Meanwhile...Leia makes a hard decision. • Marvel’s first Star Wars event continues here! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Marvel December 2015 coverSTAR WARS #14


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Marvel December 2015 coverKANAN #9

GREG WEISMAN (W) • PEPE LARRAZ (A) Cover by MARK BROOKS • Caleb Dume enters the Clone Wars for the first time! • He and his new Master Bilaba take command of a Clone troop... • And face one of the most deadly Serparatist generals...GRIEVOUS! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Marvel December 2015 coverCHEWBACCA #5 (of 5)

GERRY DUGGAN (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C) • Chewbacca & Zarro face their final challenge...the coming of the Empire! • But No Wookiee, No Cry—they’re up for it! • This is one walking carpet who’s not going to be stepped on! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Adapted by Joe Caramagna THE GUARDIANS ARE BACK! YOU’RE WELCOME. • But how long will this ragtag team be able to stand each other?! •Don’t miss everyone’s favorite galaxy-faring adventures’ latest series! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99


Adapted by Joe Caramagna SPIDER-VERSE CONTINUES! • Spider-Man fights Loki and Doctor Octopus with the help of Spider-Man Noir and the great Spider-Ham! • Spider-Verse Part 2 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #14 Adapted by Joe Caramagna EVIL REIGNS SUPREME! •Squadron Supreme have taken over the entire world and reign supreme! • The Avengers must strike back from the underground and save the planet once and for all! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99


Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM Front cover by WILL SLINEY • Back cover by PASCAL CAMPION The MCU Guidebooks bring the thunder as the mighty Thor steps into the spotlight! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel TV series continues as we reveal everything you need to know about the golden realm of Asgard! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, and behind-the-scenes production art and movie stills, this issue is packed with profiles of Thor Odinson himself; family members Loki, Odin and Frigga; Asgardian allies including Sif, Heimdall, Hogun and Volstagg; human friends Erik Selvig, Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis; and an in-depth look at Asgard itself! Plus: Laufey and the Frost Giants, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell…and the Avenging Archer, Hawkeye! And more! Relive the big-screen thrills of Marvel’s Thor right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverMAX RIDE: ULTIMATE FLIGHT #2 (OF 5)

JODY HOUSER (W) • RB SILVA (A) COVER BY YASMINE PUTRI The James Patterson smash hit returns for a second series! • School is back in session! Can The Flock hide their secrets and pretend to be regular kids? • Someone has been watching Max...but who? • A deep secret about The Flock’s origin will be uncovered! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel December 2015 coverFIGMENT 2 #4 (of 5)

JIM ZUB (w) • RAMON BACHS (a) Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER CAPRI AND FIGMENT’S JOURNEY TAKES A DARK TURN! • Deep within the depths of Doubt, our heroes have nowhere to turn! • Capri, Figment, and Spark come face to face with Dreamfinder’s corrupted imagination…but will they survive the experience? • Another adventurous installment of the sequel to the fan-favorite Disney Kingdoms miniseries! 32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99 Elements based on Figment © Disney

Marvel December 2015 coverMIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM #5

NEIL GAIMAN (W) • MARK BUCKINGHAM(A/C) Variant cover by TIM BRADSTREET Variant cover by GENE HA • Fear and paranoia are alive and well in The Golden Age. • For Sandra Walsh, every dark corner in The City conceals a threat — but does one hold the truth? • Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s first Miracleman story, “Screaming,” reintroduces a familiar face from Miracleman’s past! • The Golden Age’s god of the dead joins Miracleman’s Infra-Space “Retrieval.” • Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #21 and TOTAL ECLIPSE #4, plus bonus content. 48 PGS./Mature …$4.99

Marvel December 2015 coverDARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE -

LADY OF SHADOWS #4 (of 5) ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID (w) • JONATHAN MARKS (a) Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA ODETTA HOLMES’ CHAPTER IN STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC CONTINUES! • ODETTA HOLMES and DETTA WALKER are finding it difficult keeping their worlds separate from one another. • Witness the pivotal moment that changes their lives forever - Odetta makes fateful trip to the subway and THE PUSHER tries to finish what he started... • With a guest appearance from ROLAND DESCHAIN! 32 PGS./Mature …$3.99


Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? In the wake of a superhuman tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the United States government. Divided, the nation’s greatest champions must each decide how to react — a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Captain America rejects the Act and goes underground, Iron Man steps up to spearhead the registration effort — and Marvel’s heroes split right down the middle! The shocking crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR (2006) #1-7, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: MARK MILLAR/STEVE MCNIVEN. 256 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9448-4 Trim size: oversized

CIVIL WAR HC MOVIE COVER 256 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 ISBN: 978-1-302-90019-9 Trim size: oversized


Written by BILL MANTLO, CHRIS CLAREMONT, JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE, STEVEN GRANT, MARK GRUENWALD, ROGER STERN, JOHN BYRNE, STAN LEE & ARCHIE GOODWIN Penciled by JOHN BYRNE Cover by JOHN BYRNE He’s one of the most successful comic creators in history, known for epic stints on FANTASTIC FOUR, UNCANNY X-MEN, ALPHA FLIGHT and more! Now, savor John Byrne’s wider influence on the Marvel Universe in this collection of shorter — but no less classic — runs on top-tier characters! Enjoy Byrne’s definitive takes on icons like Captain America, the Hulk, the Avengers, Wolverine and the Silver Surfer, as well as Black Widow and her fellow Champions! Plus: Watch as Byrne helps build the legend of Star-Lord, unite Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and introduce an astonishing new Ant-Man! Collecting CHAMPIONS #11-15, MARVEL PREVIEW #11, AVENGERS (1963) #164-166 and #181-191, POWER MAN #48-50, MARVEL PREMIERE #47-48, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #247-255, SILVER SURFER (1982) #1, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #314-319, WOLVERINE (1988) #17-23, and material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #29. 1120 PGS./Rated T …$125 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9560-3 Trim size: oversized


Written by STEVE ENGLEHART with MIKE FRIEDRICH, ROY THOMAS & TONY ISABELLA Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA with ALAN WEISS Cover by JIM STARLIN Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema take Captain America and the Falcon on a journey through the madness and machinations of Doctor Faustus! The mind-bending Doctor has captured Agent 13 — but little does Cap know that Faustus also has Peggy Carter, Cap’s long-lost love from World War II! Then, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. arrive on the scene to conscript Cap into the fight against the Yellow Claw, but the real menace to mankind is more subtly concealed. A Secret Empire moves behind the face of American power. Their goal is to frame and discredit Captain America, and replace him with their own “patriotic” icon. Now, only the combined efforts of Cap, the Falcon, S.H.I.E.L.D. and the X-Men can hope to topple them! It’s the shocking saga that defined Captain America for the ’70s! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #160-175. 336 PGS./Rated T …$74.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9929-8


336 PGS./Rated T …$74.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9930-4

Marvel December 2015 coverMS. MARVEL VOL. 2 HC

Written by G. WILLOW WILSON, MARK WAID, DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by ELMO BONDOC, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, ADRIAN ALPHONA, HUMBERTO RAMOS & GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Cover by KRIS ANKA Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school Valentine’s Day dance, but Ms. Marvel will crash it — in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster, Loki! And when a mysterious, and really cute, family friend comes to town, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Then, it’s the moment you demanded as Ms. Marvel meets her idol: Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan battle side-by-side! The Marvel Universe’s last days have arrived, but Ms. Marvel has no time for silly things like Armageddon — she’s got to rescue her brother and keep her city from falling into chaos. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let’s do this, Jersey City. Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #12-19, S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #2 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-8. 232 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9836-9 Trim size: oversized


Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, MARK WAID, FABIAN NICIEZA, JEPH LOEB, LARRY HAMA, JOHN FRANCIS MOORE, WARREN ELLIS & HOWARD MACKIE Penciled by ROGER CRUZ, ANDY KUBERT, STEVE EPTING, CHRIS BACHALO, JOE MADUREIRA, ADAM KUBERT, STEVE SKROCE, KEN LASHLEY, TONY DANIEL, SALVADOR LARROCA & MORE Cover by BILLY TAN Charles Xavier is dead — killed in the past during a time-travel accident — and without his dream, the world has become a nightmare! Apocalypse rules with an iron fist, ruthlessly enforcing his “survival of the fittest” creed — but hidden among a downtrodden humankind are Magneto’s ragtag freedom fighters: the X-Men! When Bishop, last survivor of the true Marvel Universe, explains how the world went wrong, these embittered mutants must risk everything — and undertake a dangerous and complex quest — to put things right! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #320-321, X-MEN (1991) #40-41, CABLE (1993) #20, X-MEN ALPHA, AMAZING X-MEN (1995) #1-4, ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #1-4, FACTOR X #1-4, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS #1-4, GENERATION NEXT #1-4, WEAPON X (1995) #1-4, X-CALIBRE #1-4, X-MAN #1-4, X-MEN OMEGA, AGE OF APOCALYPSE: THE CHOSEN and X-MEN ASHCAN #2. 1072 PGS./Rated T …$125 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9509-2 Trim size: oversized


(NEW PRINTING) Written by FRANK MILLER & BILL MANTLO Penciled by FRANK MILLER, JOHN BUSCEMA, DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI, JOHN ROMITA JR. & BILL SIENKIEWICZ Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. The Man Without Fear is born and reborn in this second collection of Frank Miller’s finest, paired with the industry’s top artistic talent! When the drug-addled Karen Page trades away DD’s secret identity for a fix, Matt must find the strength to survive as the vengeful Kingpin takes him down as low a human can get! But will the Kingpin’s one weakness — his all-too-human heart — undo the criminal empire he has built for himself? Plus, look back on Matt Murdock’s formative years as a young boy grows into a Man Without Fear, and experience Miller’s very first work on two Marvel icons as Daredevil teams up with Spider-Man! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #27-28, DAREDEVIL (1964) #219 and #226-233, DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1-5, and MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: DAREDEVIL — LOVE AND WAR. 608 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9538-2 Trim size: oversized

Marvel December 2015 coverAMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC

Written by DAN SLOTT with SEAN RYAN & MORE Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS & RAMON PEREZ with BRANDON PETERSON & MORE Cover by ALEX ROSS Peter Parker is back! He’s got a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. But his old foes Electro and the Black Cat are back as well, re-energized and madder than ever! And a new revelation rocks Spider-Man’s world: The radioactive spider that granted Peter his powers bit someone else, too! Who is Silk, and where has she been all these years? Find out as Peter Parker retakes his life, putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back in “super hero” — and the “amazing” back in “Spider-Man!” Plus, it’s a new chapter in the story you know by heart! He sought revenge, but found responsibility. Watch as young Peter Parker takes his first steps toward finding his way in the world as Spider-Man! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1-1.5 & #1-6 and ANNUAL #1. 304 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9535-1 Trim size: oversized

Marvel December 2015 coverAMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 HC

Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE, Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, OLIVIER COIPEL & HUMBERTO RAMOS Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI The Spider-Verse is here! When the Inheritors begin exterminating spider-characters throughout the multiverse, every single Spider-Man ever is needed to save the day! A spider-army gathers — including Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Spider-Woman, Mayday Parker, Kaine, Ben Reilly, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Ham and scores more — but how can they defeat Morlun’s deadly family when Peter faces a power struggle against a ghost from his past: Doctor Octopus, the Superior Spider-Man?! In the aftermath, Peter returns home to find that Parker Industries has fallen prey to industrial sabotage. Why is the intangible villain known as the Ghost targeting Parker’s staff? And how will Peter’s decisions come home to roost? A huge chapter in the Amazing Spider-Man’s history comes to a close right here! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-18 and SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32-33, and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1. 332 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9537-5 Trim size: oversized

Marvel December 2015 coverGHOST RACERS TPB

Written by FELIPE SMITH & JIM STARLIN Penciled by JUAN GEDEON, JUAN PABLO CUELLO VILLANUEVA, JIM STARLIN & FELIPE SMITH Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Dare you brave the hellish arena that provides the ultimate in adrenaline-fueled entertainment on Battleworld — Arcade’s Killiseum? It’s the scorching-hot track where cursed souls race at the speed of sin, everything goes, and the only rule is: don’t even think there are any rules! As Ghost Riders both fiendishly familiar and blazingly bizarre go skull-to-flaming-skull, first is first and anywhere else is nowhere. Robbie Reyes, Johnny Blaze, Dan Ketch, Carter Slade, Alejandra Blaze and Zero Cochrane assemble on the starting line! Choose your favorite, and watch them go to war! But on this track of treachery, can anyone truly emerge victorious? Plus: Johnny faces a classic Deathrace! And will Robbie Reyes fall in love with Ms. Marvel herself, Kamala Khan? Collecting GHOST RACERS #1-4, GHOST RIDER (1973) #35 and material from SECRET WARS: SECRET LOVE #1. 120 PGS./Rated T …$15.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9921-2

MASTER OF KUNG FU: BATTLEWORLD TPB Written by HADEN BLACKMAN & PETER MILLIGAN Penciled by DALIBOR TALAJIC Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Welcome to the mystical land of K’un Lun, where the study of martial arts reigns supreme! But in a world where everyone’s hands are deadly, what becomes of a drunken dropout like Shang-Chi? Emperor Zheng Zu’s word is law in this Battleworld realm, and once the Thirteen Chambers open — it’s time to determine who is the Master of Kung Fu! Shang-Chi, a wanted murderer, has taken a vow of peace and found a new home with the Lower Caste. But to topple the despotic emperor, he must fight once more! Can Shang-Chi elude adversaries like the Laughing Skull long enough to confront his ultimate enemy — the man he once called father?! Plus: a tale from 17th-century Japan featuring a mysterious Ronin, the Incredible Monk! Collecting MASTER OF KUNG FU (2015) #1-4 and 5 RONIN #2. 112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9879-6

Marvel December 2015 coverFUTURE IMPERFECT: WARZONES! TPB

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by GREG LAND with DANIEL VALADEZ Cover by GREG LAND On Battleworld, the dictator of Dystopia has a familiar face! The bearded Maestro rules with a Gamma fist, but there are those who would dethrone him — among them, Ruby Summers, the daughter of Cyclops and Emma Frost! The Thing is on board, too, but is it the ever-lovin’ Ben Grimm under that rocky hide? Layla Miller could probably tell you — after all, she knows stuff. But can the rebels trust her? To take on the most monstrous Hulk of all, they will need powerful aid — but is that truly Odin they have found? And a mission to Norseheim to retrieve the Destroyer will only lead to battle with Ulik and his army of trolls. This is one warzone deserving of the name. Maestro vs. Thing! Maestro vs. Doom! Maestro vs. everybody! Maestro smash! Collecting FUTURE IMPERFECT #1-5 and material from SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #4. 120 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9869-7

Marvel December 2015 coverPLANET HULK: WARZONES! TPB

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES Penciled by MARC LAMING Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO It’s Battleworld’s most incredible warzone — a land of monstrous, roaming Hulks! Few ordinary humans could survive Greenland for long. But Steve Rogers is no mere mortal — he’s an indomitable gladiator, especially when sitting astride his trusty steed, Devil Dinosaur! With the mysterious Doc Green his only ally, can this shield-wielding hero ride into the Mud Kingdom and rescue Bucky before the Red King sentences him to death? They’ll face wild Hulks in the jungle, giant Hulks in lakes of fire, bull Hulks and plant Hulks and plenty more besides! It’s a Gamma Mamma-Jamma that may break the spirit of even the world’s greatest freedom fighter. But how did this Hulk-infested realm come to exist in the first place? Collecting PLANET HULK #1-5. 120 PGS./Rated T …$17.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9881-9

Marvel December 2015 coverHOUSE OF M: WARZONES! TPB

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS, CULLEN BUNN & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MARCO FAILLA, ARIO ANINDITO & OLIVIER COIPEL Cover by KRIS ANKA In the Battleworld zone known as the THE MONARCHY OF M, Lord Magnus and his family control all, having crushed all resistance to their reign. Magneto rules with an iron fist, while his children and grandchildren live their lives as royals — with all the privileges and pitfalls that come with that title. But is Magneto’s control as all-encompassing as it seems? And what happens to a conqueror when there’s no one left to conquer? As royal intrigue begins to build to a head, Quicksilver and Namor may have something sinister planned for Magneto’s kingdom. Is the heir apparent to the House of Magnus a traitor?! Plus: Look back at the creation of the original House of M as the Avengers and X-Men clash over the fate of the Scarlet Witch! Collecting HOUSE OF M (2015) #1-4 and HOUSE OF M (2005) #1. 120 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9872-7


Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by RUSSELL BRAUN Cover by FRANK CHO Garth Ennis returns to Marvel! Fighter planes and dinosaurs collide in this raucous tale featuring the classic Marvel character Phantom Eagle! Ace pilot Karl Kauffman investigates the Valley of Flames, but soon finds himself in way over his head. This terrifying Battleworld domain is full of surprises, and Karl is only just scratching the surface. Between hungry dinosaurs, angry Amazonians and even crazier problems, Karl has never been in a tighter spot. The beautiful tribe of warriors who have taken him prisoner aren’t very friendly at all, and these dinosaurs don’t look domesticated. Karl aims to take to the skies once again, but can he beat the odds — and all the new enemies he’s managed to make? Collecting WHERE MONSTERS DWELL (2015) #1-5. 112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9892-5


Written by CULLEN BUNN & JIM SHOOTER Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI, JACOPO CAMAGNI & MIKE ZECK Cover by TONY HARRIS Official SECRET WARS tie-in! Well, not that SECRET WARS — we’re talking the original epic from 1984! But wait, Deadpool wasn’t in that series, right? Wrong! Prepare to learn the terrifying truth as the team behind DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED reveals the crucial role the Merc with a Mouth played on the Beyonder’s Battleworld! A role so secret, the rest of Marvel’s super heroes don’t even remember it! Now, relive the Secret Wars — from Doctor Doom’s rise to power to Hulk holding up a mountain — all with added Deadpool! Amid the chaos, there comes…and goes…a costume — but Wade’s awesome secret shield is totally for keeps! Prepare to discover how the original SECRET WARS really ended — and how the sassin’ assassin saved the universe! Collecting DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS #1-4 and MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #1. 112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$15.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9867-3

Marvel December 2015 coverS.H.I.E.L.D.: SECRET HISTORY TPB

Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN, JODY HOUSER, DAVID F. WALKER, PATRICK KINDLON, CHELSEA CAIN, MATTHEW ROSENBERG & STAN LEE Penciled by RICH ELLIS, LUKE ROSS, JOELLE JONES, LEE FERGUSON, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON & JACK KIRBY Cover by MIKE DEODATO Celebrate the 50th birthday of the world’s premier peacekeeping force with solo spotlights on its most secretive agents! Journey into the past and see Peggy Carter targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D.! Agent May makes like the cavalry when a training exercise goes wrong — while Mockingbird roars, rampages and seeks bloody satisfaction. Daisy “Skye” Johnson faces an Inhuman family reunion that will make you quake! And in a mission five decades in the making, the present-day Nick Fury teams up with his father — will they see eyepatch-to-eyepatch? Plus: the classic first appearance of Nick Fury Sr., as he fights Nazis alongside his World War II allies the Howling Commandos! Collecting AGENT CARTER: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1, AGENT MAY: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1, FURY: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1, MOCKINGBIRD: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1, QUAKE: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1, SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS (1963) #1, BATTLE SCARS #6 and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #135. 176 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9513-9

Marvel December 2015 coverAVENGERS: TIME RUNS OUT VOL. 3 TPB

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI, MIKE DEODATO JR., KEV WALKER & DALIBOR TALAJIC Cover by DALE KEOWN Earth’s heroes divide as the world ends! Jonathan Hickman’s cataclysmic saga tumbles toward its universe-shattering end as the Final Incursion approaches. The Illuminati is still on the run from the Avengers, their friends and comrades. The Cabal makes the decisions that no one else will — and the world watches in despair. What will become of Reed and Susan Richards, their love divided by duty? Can Namor ever redeem himself from the dark acts that have saved the world — and does he want to? Time keeps ticking as the Avengers, Cabal and Illuminati race to a final conclusion. The third act of the astonishing climax to Jonathan Hickman’s legendary run is here! Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #40-42 and NEW AVENGERS (2013) #29-30. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9223-7

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GUARDIANS TEAM-UP VOL. 2: UNLIKELY STORY TPB Written by BILL WILLINGHAM, PAUL SCHEER, NICK GIOVANNETTI, RAY FAWKES, JAVIER PULIDO, TIM SEELEY & SKOTTIE YOUNG Penciled by DIOGO SAITO, SHAWN CRYSTAL, BENGAL, JAVIER PULIDO, MIKE NORTON & RAMON PEREZ Cover by MIKE NORTON The Guardians continue their charm offensive across the Marvel Universe! Nightcrawler and Gamora lock swords in an interplanetary blade-fighting competition — but does the swashbuckling X-Man have a prayer of beating the deadliest woman in the galaxy? When a murderous alien heads to Miami, Drax and Ant-Man form the ultimate “buddy cop” pairing! The fates of a million souls are in the hands of the Silver Surfer and Groot — but what mysterious prize do they both seek? Star-Lord and Spider-Man trade quips when one of them steals the most dangerous weapon in the universe (and it’s not who you’re thinking). And when Deadpool faces Rocket Raccoon, fur — and bullets — will fly! Plus: Speaking of Deadpool, what happens when Wade Wilson becomes the Herald of Galactus?! Collecting GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #6-10 and DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #883. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9911-3


Written by JEFF LOVENESS Penciled by LUCA PIZZARI, RYAN LEE & ALEC MORGAN Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL The Terrigen Cloud released by Inhuman king Black Bolt has already rocked the world, but its effects on New York City are far from over! Now, a legendary Golden Age character descends from the skies seeking his own brand of revenge! When Red Raven attacks the Inhumans’ newly settled city of New Attilan, Spider-Man joins a band of fledgling Inhumans to defend it. But just as the winged menace has them all at his mercy, an inspirational hero swoops to their aid! One bird turn deserves another as Sam Wilson, the high-flying All-New Captain America, battles Red Raven! Feathers will fly in this decade-spanning avian adventure penned by Jeff Loveness (The Jimmy Kimmel Show, DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LIFE AFTER LOGAN)! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL, INHUMAN SPECIAL and ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA SPECIAL. 104 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9515-3

Marvel December 2015 coverSUPERIOR IRON MAN VOL. 1: INFAMOUS TPB

Written by TOM TAYLOR Penciled by YILDIRAY CINAR Cover by MIKE CHOI What is the price of perfection? How much would you pay for beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark has what you want — but at a terrible cost! The Axis effect has left Tony a changed man: He’s more stylish, more confident and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead San Francisco into the future with the widespread release of a remade version of Extremis — the virus that once nearly destroyed him! Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision, but can the Man Without Fear lead the rebellion against the Superior Iron Man? How far will Tony go to keep the secret of his success private? As Tony’s actions become more questionable and his negligence breeds monsters, who will conspire to take him down? A bold new direction for the Armored Avenger begins! Collecting SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1-5. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9249-7

Marvel December 2015 coverALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 7: THE UTOPIANS TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO, ANDREA SORRENTINO & MAHMUD ASRAR Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR The time-tossed members of the All-New X-Men are more than teammates, more than best friends…they have become a close-knit family. But the mysterious Black Vortex may sunder their family ties permanently! As the young mutants venture back into space to deal with a galaxy in chaos, they must decipher the Vortex’s secrets — and fast, because the villainous Mister Knife has kidnapped some of their team! Beast and Kitty travel to Spartax to study the Vortex Book, as Storm formulates a plan to break into Mister Knife’s fortress. But will the Vortex’s cosmic power transform the young mutants into something unrecognizable? Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Utopians hold a secret that will change the future of mutantkind…but who are the Utopians? The All-New X-Men may regret finding out! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN (2012) #37-41. 136 PGS./Rated T …$19.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9235-0

Marvel December 2015 coverX-MEN: INFERNO VOL. 1 TPB

Written by LOUISE SIMONSON, JON BOGDANOVE & CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by SAL VELLUTO, JON BOGDANOVE, WALTER SIMONSON, TERRY SHOEMAKER, MARC SILVESTRI & BRET BLEVINS Cover by MARC SILVESTRI The X-Men’s world goes up in flames as the most incendiary mutant crossover of all begins! X-Factor, the New Mutants, the newly-minted X-Terminators and even Power Pack all feel the heat as the Machiavellian geneticist Mister Sinister and the demon lord N’astirh set their respective sights on Cyclops’ wife, Madelyne Pryor! The New Mutants’ Illyana Rasputin may be lord of Limbo, but how long will that uneasy crown last when Limbo’s demon hordes invade New York? As the X-Men battle Sinister’s Marauders, Madelyne strikes a pact to become…the Goblin Queen! The fate of everything hangs in the balance in the fiery epic that changed the course of X-Men history. The match is struck — watch everything burn! Collecting POWER PACK (1984) #40 and #42-43, X-FACTOR (1986) #33-36, X-TERMINATORS #1-4, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #239-240, and NEW MUTANTS (1983) #71-72. 432 PGS./Rated T …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9511-5

Marvel December 2015 coverTHOR VOL. 1: THE GODDESS OF THUNDER TPB

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN & JORGE MOLINA Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! The secrets of Original Sin have left the God of Thunder unworthy for the first time! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, a new hand will grasp the hammer — and a mysterious woman will take up the mantle of the mighty Thor! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows…but she may be Earth’s only hope against the Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: the Odinson doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer…and now it’s Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It’s a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor! Collecting THOR (2014) #1-5. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9239-8


Written by JASON AARON Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI & STUART IMMONEN Cover by STUART IMMONEN Luke continues his quest to learn about the Jedi by heading for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. But when his lightsaber is stolen, he soon finds himself entrapped and imprisoned! Will his friends come to his aid before he’s forced to enter the Arena of Death? Meanwhile, Han and Leia are confronted by an unexpected foe. The Imperials are closing in on them, and they were set on the rebels’ trail by a mysterious woman from Han’s past — one with a very personal grudge! As Chewbacca is unleashed, Han finds himself dealing with…a ball and chain?! You’ve got to read it to believe it! Plus: Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant. Will Ben Kenobi risk revealing himself to do what’s right? It’s a special tale from Obi-Wan’s past! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #7-12. 136 PGS./Rated T …$19.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9214-5 Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.


Written by KIERON GILLEN Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA Cover by ADI GRANOV The tale of Darth Vader’s transformation continues! Bounty Hunters are on the attack, and Vader has been given a new mission for the Empire. Unfortunately, it’s completely at odds with his own personal mission. What’s a Dark Lord to do? Darth Vader and Aphra continue their alliance — but how long will it last? And who is Tagge’s mysterious new agent? One fact is certain: When Aphra’s private investigation on behalf of Vader comes crashing headlong into Vader’s investigation on behalf of the Empire, the results will be deadly! Collecting DARTH VADER #7-12. 136 PGS./Rated T …$19.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9256-5 Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Marvel December 2015 coverSTAR WARS: LANDO TPB

Written by CHARLES SOULE Penciled by ALEX MALEEV Cover by ALEX MALEEV You know him, you love him — now, join him for his biggest caper ever as master of charm Lando Calrissian steps into his very own high-stakes adventure! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger and a smile. With the loyal Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? One of the galaxy’s deadliest, most effective trackers is on his tail, and the heist of a lifetime has become a fight to survive! Lando and Lobot took this gig for the easy payday — but if they make it through alive, they’ll never be the same. It’s the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element: trouble! Collecting LANDO #1-5. 112 PGS./Rated T …$16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9319-7 Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Marvel December 2015 coverX-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE VOL. 3 — OMEGA TPB

Written by LARRY HAMA, SCOTT LOBDELL, FABIAN NICIEZA, JEPH LOEB, WARREN ELLIS, JOHN FRANCIS MOORE, TERRY KAVANAGH & MARK WAID Penciled by ADAM KUBERT, CHRIS BACHALO, SALVADOR LARROCA, JOE MADUREIRA, STEVE SKROCE, KEN LASHLEY, STEVE EPTING, TERRY DODSON, ANDY KUBERT, CARLOS PACHECO & ROGER CRUZ COVER BY JOE MADUREIRA The original Age of Apocalypse saga comes to an explosive end as the alternate-universe X-Men’s desperate gambles bear fruit! Gambit recovers the artifact that might end Apocalypse’s reign before it began, while Weapon X obtains the means to destroy his kingdom — and Generation Next pays the ultimate price rescuing Illyana Rasputin! But even armed with all the pieces to their puzzle, can the X-Men and their allies storm Apocalypse’s stronghold, rescue Magneto, pull off their plan and restore the original Marvel Universe? Who will live? Who will die? And who will escape the destruction of the Age of Apocalypse? Collecting WEAPON X (1995) #3-4, GENERATION NEXT #3-4, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS #3-4, ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #4, X-MAN #4, X-CALIBRE #4, FACTOR X #4, AMAZING X-MEN (1995) #4, X-UNIVERSE #2, X-MEN OMEGA and AGE OF APOCALYPSE: THE CHOSEN. 400 PGS./Rated T …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9379-1

Marvel December 2015 coverX-MEN EPIC COLLECTION: THE GIFT TPB

Volume #12 in the X-Men Epic Collections Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, JO DUFFY & DAVE COCKRUM Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, STEVE LEIALOHA, PAUL SMITH & DAVE COCKRUM Cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. Swords and sorcery, mutant style! Finding themselves in the middle of a barbarian nightmare, can the X-Men, Avengers and Spider-Man restore the world? Things are no less mystical for the X-Men and Alpha Flight when the trickster god Loki offers a gift to the people of Earth — but, big surprise, it comes with a price! And blade in hand, Nightcrawler swashbuckles his way through an other-dimensional solo adventure! Enough fantasy for you? How about sci-fi, courtesy of Lockheed the Space Dragon and the time-tossed future Sentinel known as Nimrod? And for fans of good, old-fashioned super heroics, Power Pack meets Wolverine — and the Juggernaut’s back in town! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #189-198, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #8, X-MEN AND ALPHA FLIGHT (1985) #1-2 and NIGHTCRAWLER (1985) #1-4. 512 PGS./Rated T …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9217-6


Volume #13 in the Daredevil Epic Collections Written by ANN NOCENTI, FABIAN NICIEZA & MIKE BARON Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., RON LIM, STEVE DITKO & WHILCE PORTACIO Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. How do you solve a problem like Mary? That’s Typhoid Mary, the lethally seductive assassin unleashed by the Kingpin in his campaign to break Matt Murdock. She’s a “love-maker and a man-hater” with multiple personalities — including one to target Matt, and another with her sights set on Daredevil! Under attack from both sides, the champion of Hell’s Kitchen may be powerless to resist! Then, DD dances with demons when INFERNO rages in Manhattan, and his old life will be left in ashes. And everything goes to hell when the ’Devil locks horns with Mephisto! See both sides as Daredevil clashes with the Punisher, and meet the dark soul known as Blackheart! Will the Man Without Fear be left as a Man Without Hope? Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #253-270 and PUNISHER (1987) #10. 472 PGS./Rated T …$39.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9688-4

Marvel December 2015 coverJESSICA JONES: ALIAS VOL. 4 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS & MARK BAGLEY NEW COVER BY DAVID MACK Jessica Jones is a hard-nosed private investigator, and the dark underbelly of the Marvel Universe is her beat. But it wasn’t always this way. Once, Jessica stood alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, as a costumed super hero. What changed? What ended her crimefighting career before it even got started? Now, for the first time, learn all of Jessica’s hidden secrets — how she was orphaned, how she got her powers…and the dark, unspoken chapter in Marvel Universe history that changed her life forever. Guest-starring Peter Parker, Jean Grey, Luke Cage, Ant-Man and the Avengers! Collecting ALIAS #22-28.. 176 PGS./Explicit Content …$24.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9858-1


Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON, LEWIS LAROSA & LEANDRO FERNANDEZ Cover by TIM BRADSTREET Experience the gritty and uncompromising PUNISHER MAX from the very beginning! When a mob hit killed his beloved wife and children, Frank Castle became the Punisher — an unstoppable one-man army waging war on every piece of criminal scum plaguing New York’s streets. But do the Punisher’s origins trace back even further? In 1971 Vietnam, Captain Castle’s platoon faces a Viet Cong attack — and to survive, he must make a grim choice. Then, Punisher’s old partner, Microchip, long thought to be a casualty of Castle’s war, resurfaces with a startling offer! Will the Punisher play patsy for the CIA? If not, will they let him walk away? And in a story ripped from the headlines, Castle must take on rival Irish gangs when a bomb goes off in Hell’s Kitchen! Collecting BORN #1-4 and PUNISHER (2004) #1-12. 424 PGS./Explicit Content …$34.99 ISBN: 978-1-302-90015-1


Written by NICK ABADZIS, SIMON JOWETT, NICK VINCE, PAUL NEARY, DAVID HINE & MICHAEL WIESSMULLER Penciled by PAUL JOHNSON, CHARLIE ADLARD, MARK BUCKINGHAM, LIAM SHARP, DAVID HINE & D’ISRAELI Cover by TBA A forgotten gem from Marvel UK is collected in its entirety for the first time, with new art and introductions by the original creators! Who is Bloodseed? And what is his mission in a barbarian world of talking pterodactyls, giant lizards and remnants of technology from a long-lost civilization? Something is haunting author Sam Wantling’s dreams — could he be a Child of the Voyager? Will James Owl survive his dance with demons when he discovers that he is the heir to a great Native American spirit? And in the 14th century, Mortigan Goth sold his soul for immortality…now, how far will he go to keep it? Collecting CHILDREN OF THE VOYAGER #1-4, DANCES WITH DEMONS #1-4, MORTIGAN GOTH: IMMORTALIS #1-4, BLOODSEED #1-2 and MARVEL FRONTIER COMICS UNLIMITED #1. 416 PGS./Mature …$39.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9926-7


Written by KURT BUSIEK & PETER DAVID Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, BOB MCLEOD, MIKE DEODATO JR., SAL BUSCEMA, STEVE EPTING & MORE Cover by MARK BAGLEY Justice, like lightning! When the Avengers and Fantastic Four disappear, believed dead in the wake of the Onslaught event, a new team of heroes rises to take their place! Meet the Thunderbolts: Citizen V! Techno! MACH-1! Songbird! Meteorite! Atlas! But these bold new heroes hide a sinister secret…every last one of them is a villain in disguise. And their leader is none other than the ruthless Baron Zemo! What are these masters of evil really up to? What happens when some of them begin to doubt their plan? And when the T-Bolts take on a new member, the enthusiastic Jolt, how long can they keep their secret hidden? Guest-starring the Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man and more! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS (1997) #1-5, #-1 and ANNUAL ’97; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #449; SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #7; and material from TALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE. 296 PGS./Rated T …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9681-5


VOL. 3 DIGEST Adapted by JOE CARAMAGNA Featuring screen-capture images from MARVEL’S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS Explosive action from your favorite web-slinging wonder, based on the hit Disney XD animated series! • Spider-Man gets to roll with the big boys as Captain America and Wolverine join him to combat a dangerous new threat to S.H.I.E.L.D.! • Then, Spidey must team up with Norman Osborn, now piloting the Iron Patriot Armor! Osborn swears he’s put his villainous past behind him, but can Spidey trust his former foe? • When Dracula attacks, Spider-Man teams up with Blade — but can even these two heroes defeat the King of the Vampires? • Spidey might just need a little help from his friends — the secret team of monster heroes known as the Howling Commandos! Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS #9-12. 88 PGS./All Ages …$9.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9385-2


Adapted by JOE CARAMAGNA Featuring screen-capture images from MARVEL’S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN & MARVEL’S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE Web-slinging, avenging adventures based on the smash hit DISNEY XD animated series! • Loki puts a hex on Spidey, turning him into a pig! Enter: Peter Porker! Can Thor help our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Ham survive an Asgardian boar hunt? • Peter Parker’s school is putting on a Spider-Man musical — starring Flash Thompson! Now the real Spidey must save the fake one from the villainous Trapster! • Doctor Octopus steals Iron Man’s technology to get his revenge on Norman Osborn. When the Iron Octopus attacks, it’s up to Spidey and his Iron Spider suit to save the day! • Iron Man and Captain America go undercover, disguised as the villains Crossbones and Grim Reaper. Can two heroes still do good when they’re dressed as bad guys? Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #29-31 and MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #13. 88 PGS./All Ages …$9.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9578-8

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