Solicit Overviews, December 2012: Marvel

THUNDERBOLTS #1 & 2 DANIEL WAY (W) • STEVE DILLON  (A) Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Variant Cover by Billy Tan Variant  #2 cover by TBA Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG Blank Cover Variant  Also Available 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 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$2.99  (EACH)


AVENGERS  #1 & 2 JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) JEROME OPEÑA (A) Cover by  DUSTIN WEAVER (SEP120526) Variant Cover By Esad Ribic (SEP120529) Issue #1  Sketch Variant by TBA (AUG128012) Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG  (SEP120530) Blank Cover Variant Also Available (SEP120527) ISSUE #2  Variant cover by John Romita Jr. 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 PGS.  (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

CABLE  AND X-FORCE #1 & 2 DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA  (A/C) Variant cover by JOE QUESADA Variant Sketch Cover by Joe Quesada Variant Character Sketch Cover by Salvador Larroca Variant Cover by Mike  Deodato Blank cover variant also available Variant Cover (#2) by TBA 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 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$3.99 (EACH)


AVENGERS  ARENA #1 DENNIS HOPELESS (W) KEV WALKER (A) cover by DAVE  JOHNSON Variant cover by MIKE PERKINS Young Baby Variant by SKOTTIE  YOUNG Blank cover variant Also Available 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? The  rising star team of Dennis Hopeless (X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and Kev Walker  (THUNDERBOLTS) dare you to tune in to your new favorite comic NOW! 32  PGS./Rated T …$2.99
AVENGERS  ARENA #2 DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • KEV WALKER (A) Cover by CHRIS  BACHALO Variant cover by MIKE OEMING • 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 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

While the whole concept of this thing, with it basically being an excuse to kill off 15 kid characters they don’t know what to do with, is skeevy as hell, I can’t resist a good Lord Of The Flies homage.

A+X  #3 CHRIS BACHALO & JAMES ASMUS (W) CHRIS BACHALO & BILLY  TAN (A) Cover by CHRIS BACHALO • 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 PGS./Rated T  …$3.99

UNCANNY  Avengers #3 RICK REMENDER (W) John Cassaday (A/C) Variant  cover by TBA • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ALL-NEW  X-MEN #3 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) STUART IMMONEN (A/C) Variant  cover by TBA • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
ALL-NEW  X-MEN #4 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A/C) Variant  cover by TBA • The Original 5 X-Men come face to face with their  counterparts…and it isn’t a peaceful meeting! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC  FOUR #2 MATT FRACTION (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A) Cover by Mark  Bagley Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FF  #2 MATT FRACTION (W) • MICHAEL ALLRED (A/C) Variant cover by MIKE  ALLRED • 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 PGS./Rated  T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL  #3 GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN (W) • TONY MOORE (A) Cover by  GEOF DARROW Variant Cover By DANIEL ACUÑA • 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  PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99


CAPTAIN  AMERICA #2 RICK REMENDER (W) • JOHN ROMITA JR (A/C) Variant cover  by TBA 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 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

X-MEN  LEGACY #3 SIMON SPURRIER (W) • TAN ENG HUAT (A) Cover by MIKE DEL  MUNDO Variant cover by TBA • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON  MAN #3 KIERON GILLEN (W) • GREG LAND (A&C) Design Variant  cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN Variant cover by GREG LAND • 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  PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
IRON  MAN #4 KIERON GILLEN (W) • GREG LAND (A&C) Design Variant  cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN Variant cover by MIKE DEODATO • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INDESTRUCTIBLE  HULK #2 MARK WAID (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A/C) Variant Cover by  Mike Deodato • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Hey, look, it’s a Mike Deodato cover that doesn’t look like someone airbrushed a PS2 game and handed it to an inker.

THOR:  GOD OF THUNDER #3 JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C) Variant  Cover By DANIEL ACUÑA • 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 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99


JOURNEY  INTO MYSTERY #647 KATHRYN IMMONEN (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A) Cover  by JEFF DEKAL Variant Cover by TBA 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

So Heimdall now has a Mr. T mohawk/full beard? That’s pretty rad.

AVENGERS  ASSEMBLE #10 KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A) COVER  BY GREG LAND Variant Cover by TBA • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Multiple people saw that and didn’t immediately say “No, that’s not acceptable. We should at least have some semblance of standards. Do this over, but less… awful in every respect.” And that’s why the free market is a failed concept.

RED  SHE-HULK #60 JEFF PARKER (W) CARLO PAGULAYAN & WELLINTON  ALVES (A) Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN Variant COVER By Chris Stevens • VS.  THE AVENGERS!!! • Red She-Hulk = National Threat! • What shocking  discovery does Machine Man make about the future of super-humans? 32  PGS./Rated T+… $2.99

Secret  Avengers #35 RICK REMENDER (W) •MATTEO SCALERA (A) COVER BY  ARTHUR ADAMS • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HAWKEYE  #5 & 6 MATT FRACTION (w) • Issue 5 – JAVIER PULIDO (a) Cover  by DAVID AJA • Issue 6 – David Aja (A/C) 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 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)


DARK  AVENGERS #184 JEFF PARKER (W) • NEIL EDWARDS (A) COVER BY JOE  QUINONES DARK AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! • What force on this planet – nay, this  universe – can turn Earth’s deadliest villains into into heroes? • Brought to  you by the titanic team of Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards, this Winter – Evil is  our only hope! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING  SPIDER-MAN #699 DAN SLOTT (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A) COVER BY PAOLO  MANUEL RIVERA • 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 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99
AMAZING  SPIDER-MAN #699.1 Dan Slott & Joe Keatinge (W) • Al Barrionuevo  (A) COVER BY STEFANO CASELLI • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
AVENGING  SPIDER-MAN #15.1 CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) • PACO MEDINA (A) COVER BY  PAOLO MANUEL RIVERA 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 PGS./Rated T+  …$2.99
AVENGING  SPIDER-MAN #15 CULLEN BUNN (W) GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (A/C) • Dell’otto drawing Devil Dinosaur? Done! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
AMAZING  SPIDER-MAN #700 DAN SLOTT (w) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (a) Plus stories  by JM DeMatteis & Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jen Van Meter & Stephanie  Buscema COVER BY MR. GARCIN Steve Ditko (Unused Amazing Fantasy 15 Art)  Variant Cover ASM 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT – Marcos Martin Martin  Variant WRAPAROUND VARIANT – Humberto Ramos COIPEL VARIANT QUESADA  VARIANT LAST ISSUE! All New! 104 PGS./Rated T+ …$7.99


VENOM  #28 CULLEN BUNN (w) • THONY SILAS (a) Cover by SHANE DAVIS 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 PGS./Rated T+  …$2.99

SCARLET SPIDER #12 CHRISTOPHER YOST (w) REILLY BROWN (a) Cover by RYAN  STEGMAN 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
SCARLET  SPIDER #12.1 CHRISTOPHER YOST (w) • PAULO SIQUEIRA (a) Cover by  RYAN STEGMAN 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE  COMICS IRON MAN #3 (of 4) NATHAN EDMONDSON (W) MATTEO BUFFAGNI  (A) Cover by FRANK STOCKTON • 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 PGS./Rated  T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE  COMICS X-MEN #20 BRIAN WOOD (W) CARLO BARBERI (A) COVER BY  DAVE JOHNSON • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

This cover is just amazing. That sky, that sand, that rain. That lightning. Goddamn.

ULTIMATE  COMICS SPIDER-MAN #18 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ  (A&C) • 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 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

ULTIMATE  COMICS ULTIMATES #18.1 SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • DALE EAGLESHAM (A) COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER • 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  PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
ULTIMATE  COMICS ULTIMATES #19 SAM HUMPHRIES (W) • SCOT EATON (A) COVER BY  ADI GRANOV • 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 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

PUNISHER:  WAR ZONE #3 (of 5) GREG RUCKA (w) Carmine Di Giandomenico (a) Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO • The Punisher vs. Thor. 32 PGS./Parental  Advisory …$2.99

This sounds just like that one miniseries where we had a character that nobody had much of an idea what to do with fight the Avengers for a few issues, with no real connection to anything: Avengers: X-Sanction. At least the name’s better.

CAPTAIN  MARVEL #8 KELLY SUE DECONNICK (w) • DEXTER SOY (a/C) • 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  PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

The blur near the bottom that sort of helps create a focus on the center of the image is a really nice touch.

MARVEL’S  IRON MAN 2 ADAPTATION #2 (of 2) CHRIS GAGE & WILL PILGRIM  (w) RAMON ROSANOS (a) • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

This should not be a thing. We know what the Avengers Initiative is, we’ve seen the movie, it’s like the #3 highest grossing film behind Titanic and Avatar now. Who decided we needed an adaptation of a movie from 2010, just in time for 5 months before the sequel.

CAPTAIN  AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #640 CULLEN BUNN (w) FRANCESCO  FRANCAVILLA (a/c) • 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 PGS./Rated T  …$2.99

Whoever’s writing copy for Marvel should stop mainlining Chris Hardwick and energy drinks, because this comes off as less “Enthusiasm about an exciting comic featuring awesome characters with rad-ass art” and more “soulless marketing slime we drizzled over this comic to disguise its lack of substantive content which we’ve tried to compensate for with ‘internet awesome’, whatever we think that is because we’re all 40-plus, balding, impotent, and unloved by anyone, let alone anyone who would bear us children who would allow us to see what is indeed ‘with it'”, and that’s not really something that makes me want to read a comic. I’d say it reminds me of what my dad would think would sell a comic to kids, but my dad’s actually kind of cool.

SPACEKNIGHTS  #3 (of 3) JIM STARLIN, CHRIS BATISTA, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING  (w) CHRIS BATISTA & MIKE PERKINS (a) Cover by CHRIS BATISTA • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DAREDEVIL  #21 MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A) COVER BY PAOLO MANUEL  RIVERA • The final showdown with Coyote! • Big clues to a mystery building  since issue 3! • Daredevil – wanted by the NYPD! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$2.99

DAREDEVIL:  END OF DAYS #3 (OF 8) BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & DAVID MACK (W) KLAUS JANSON & BILL SIENKEWICZ (A) COVER BY ALEX MALEEV variant cover  by David Mack • 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  PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

You can’t convince me those 2 aren’t supposed to be Bendis and Maleev(or Mack).

MARVEL  UNIVERSE VS. THE AVENGERS #3 (of 4) JONATHAN MABERRY (w) • LEO  FERNANDEZ (a) Cover by AARON KUDER • 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 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #22 JASON AARON (W) • NICK BRADSHAW (A/C) • Frankenstein’s Murder Circus is town and he’s brainwashed the X-Men! • Do the  students stand a chance against their teachers? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Nick Bradshaw has this sort of Art Adams thing going on, but his people come off meatier, and his line comes off harder, sort of like how Chris Burnham is like a more Saturday Morning Cartoon-ish Frank Quitely.

AGE  OF APOCALYPSE #10 DAVE LAPHAM (w) • ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (a) Cover  by KRIS ANKA • Jean Grey believes she can defeat Weapon Omega… • Weapon  Omega knows he can kill Jean Grey… 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

UNCANNY  X-FORCE #35 RICK REMENDER (w) • PHIL NOTO (a) Cover by JULIAN  TOTINO TODESCO Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi 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 PGS./Parental  Advisory …$3.99

ASTONISHING  X-MEN #57 MARJORIE LIU (W) • GABRIEL HERNANDEX WALTA (A) Cover by  PHIL NOTO • Warbird takes Manhattan! • What secret is she hiding, and will  it endanger the team? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE  #317 CULLEN BUNN (W) • PAUL PELLETIER (A) COVER BY MIKE DEL  MUNDO Variant Cover By Adi Granov 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 PGS./Parental  Advisory…$3.99

I really love this cover. The look on his face, the scraggle of the hair, that tear. It’s just a really good-looking comic cover.

FIRST X-MEN #5 (OF 5) NEAL ADAMS & CHRISTOS GAGE (w) NEAL ADAMS (a/C) Variant Cover by Adam Kubert • The action packed continuity-rocking mini-series comes to an end! • Why do  Wolverine and Sabretooth hate each other? FIND OUT HERE! 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

X-FACTOR  #248 & 249 PETER DAVID (w) LEONARD KIRK (a) Cover by DAVE  WILLIAMS (#248) Cover by KRIS ANKA (#249) Issue #248 – • 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 – • 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 PGS.  (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

GAMBIT  #7 JAMES ASMUS (W) DIOGENES NEVES (A) COVER BY TERRY  DODSON • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-TREME  X-MEN #7.1 GREG PAK (W) • André Araújo (A) Cover by STEPHANIE  HANS • 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 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
X-TREME  X-MEN #8 GREG PAK (W) • PACO DIAZ (A) Cover by KALMAN  ANDRASOFSZKY • Meet the X-TREME X-FORCE! • Dazzler is confronted with who  she might turn into if she never gets home! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN  #39 SETH PECK (w) • PAUL AZACETA (a) Cover by DAVID LOPEZ • Domino teams up with Daredevil to take down Armitage! • Action! Adventure!  Romance!? • But whose side will Domino take in the end? 32 PGS./Rated T+  …$3.99

David Lopez is a damn treasure. I love how the roulette wheel evokes the common visual trick of using a series of concentric circles as shorthand for DD’s radar sense, and I just know that DD symbol in the corner will have a companion in the left top corner of the final version.

WOLVERINE  MAX #3 JASON STARR (w) CONNOR WILLUMSON AND ROLAND BOSCHI (a) Cover by JOCK • 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 PGS./Explicit Content  …$3.99 THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES.

FURY  MAX #7 GARTH ENNIS (w) • GORAN PARLOV (a) Cover by DAVE  JOHNSON • 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 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99 THERE IS A STRICT  NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES