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MARVEL ASSEMBLE! Part 1

AVENGERS #8
 Written by GRANT MORRISON
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by JIM LEE
 "ASSEMBLE" Part 2 of 2
 Meet the NEW AVENGERS. Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Falcon, Prime and Squirrel Girl. Now the New Avengers meet a "secret" Avenger who has been a part of team in a clandestine manner since the team's inception, enter....SNAKE EYES! Of the Avengers, only Captain America knew of this mysterious, unstoppable one-man army existence. For those in the know, his track record is legendary, his combat skills unequaled and he is several moves ahead of any opposition. However none of the Avengers trust this living masked enigma who doesn't say a word, but whose actions speak volumes. The Avengers are soon confronted by Nick Fury Jr and another group of superheroes: Sentry, Iron Patriot, Wiccan, Hulkling, Ronin, Stature and Alpha...the ULTIMATES! They are the government's answer to the Avengers and the country isn't big enough for the both of them!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

 SNAKE EYES: SECRET AVENGER**ONE-SHOT**
 Written by CHUCK DIXON
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by JEROME OPENA
 "INSTRUMENTAL"
 He's led a team in covert secret wars that are classified to everyone except the heads of the U.S. government and SHIELD. Snake Eyes is living stealth and unrelenting resolve. Although he cannot speak he's symbolic of leading by example. The most dangerous super-villains and most threatening terrorist organizations you've never heard of are the ones that had the unfortunate fate of crossing his path. Today he and his unit are embedded and positioned to take down a new organization that is using stolen weaponry from Latveria. Their twisted goals and degrees of psychosis doesn't matter they are his opponent. The rest of team enters what can be described as shock and awe, while Snake Eyes, his sword and his wolf Timber always have a different path..cut off the head of the snake. Witness both the unrelenting, frenetic, wall-to-wall combat sequence that can only be described as unorthodoxed and the AoM introduction of a Real American Hero!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

BLACK PANTHER: KING OF THE DEAD #8
 Written By CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By ADI GRANOV
 "Hostile Intent" Part 1
 Guest starring Medusa! Queens Shuri and Medusa end the fighting between their two nations to find out who attacked Attilan and captured Medusa's son Ahura and Luna, daughter of Crystal and Quicksilver! T'Challa and Hunter investigate recent covert encroaches into the Wakandan Central Bank by a mysterious US conglomerate! Someone has been trying to stage a takeover of the bank and gain control of Wakandan assets! Digging further they learn the name of the corportion, RED PLANET and how they've been acquiring mysterious artifacts from around the world! Meanwhile, Queen Divine Justice, Gentile, Zari and Tom Foster have been working on a secret project, tracking down a new variation of vibranium, found only in the jungles of South America! But what they don't know is that someone else is interested in the new vibranium as well, Moses Magnum! And he will kill anyone who gets in his way! Next Issue: A Rock and a Hard Place!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99


 THOR & THE WARRIORS THREE #8
 Written by BRIAN Q. MILLER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
 ***SUPERNATURAL:SURVIVAL***
 "COME THE TWILIGHT, COME THE DAWN?"
 Thor refuses to obey the Dark con and is banished from Earth! The world's governments sign a Bill pronouncing that Thor is not a God and is no longer welcome, and Thor must obey. How has the All-Father Odin fallen into the Dark Con's hands? And what could cast Odin from Asgard in such a manner? The answers lie with the Warriors Three, and to spare Odin further humiliation at the hands of the Dark Con the Thunder God must obey and depart Midgard.
 Lady Sif and the Enchantress tear into each other as Ragnarok begins to fall across creation. Lady Sif wears the Twilight Crown and the Enchantress wields the Twilight sword, one of them will direct the destruction but which one? Thor cannot even approach the battle such are the forces in play here but he is not helpless. The Pantheon of Endings are approaching - The beings that will preside over the destruction of everything! Thor will visit the Fates at the roots of Yggdrasil and strike a bargain. A Pantheon for a Pantheon? There is one Ending that has no thread and Thor must willingly sacrifice himself to the World Tree.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN #8
 Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by BRYAN HITCH
 **WAR OF THE PARKERS**
 "The Superior Iron Man" Part 2 of 3
 Continued from SPYMASTER #8!• In an undisclosed location Phil Coulson, Black Widow and Nick Fury Jr. and the United Nations review the recent activities of Iron Man as well as Tony Stark. In the last 48 hours Stark International has introduced the Iron Men and have completely changed the world. The Iron Men are 6 high-tech aliens from the future who entire culture/technology is based on Stark Tech. Each don one of Iron Man's former armors that is enhanced by their technology. Plus, Iron Man and the Iron Men have all been enhanced with improved version of Extremis. They have literally taken out all of Iron Man's enemies, all natural disasters have been halted and they have forced a cease-fire in all ongoing wars. They are an unstoppable force and at the same time the biggest current threat to the world.
•Tony Stark knows that he must stop his "allies" the Iron Men, but he knows one false move would mean an Armor War that can tear nations aparts. It's time for him to debut his most powerful Iron Man armor to date. His nemesis Spymaster has chosen the wrong time to invade Stark's home!
32PGS./Rated T $2.99

 SPIDEY #8
 Written by JOSS WHEDON
 Guest Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by GREG CAPULLO
 **WAR OF THE PARKERS**
 Continued from SPYMASTER #8! The Parker home has been invaded. Aunt May has been kidnapped. Peter Parker has been relentlessly hunted and is now missing. This is not due to a super-villain, this time the predators are a group of rouge agents of SHIELD! What they want is the surrender of the recently resurfaced super-spies Richard and Mary Parker. What they don't know is the Parker's are at extreme odds with each other and their son is SPIDER-MAN. His spider-sense is on level 10 and he's has never been this angry. Spidey will stop at nothing to find his aunt, even if it's means being more reckless than he's every been and the repercussions will be MAJOR!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

MARVEL ASSEMBLE! Part 2


 SHE-HULK, ATTORNEY AT LAW #2
 Written by CHARLES SOULE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by JOE MADUIERA
 “PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL” Part One “TOP ROPE”
 When Jersey Devil, the man without fear of committing copyright infringement, arrives at the Law Offices of Jennifer Walters, Esq., her first inclination is to tell him to keep walking. But upon hearing his story, Jen's litigation senses start tingling. It seems J.D. was an independently contracted competitor for the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation and its egotistic owner, Edward Garner. The UCWF is kind of like an unscripted WWE for superhumans, now legal in only one state – and of course that state is New Jersey. J.D. wants to bring numerous claims against the company (unsafe working conditions, personal injury, loss of consortium), and Jen just hates to see her fellow Empowered Americans reduced to superhuman cockfighting without just compensation. She'll take the case, but She-Hulk's going to have to serve process herself – and UCWF Woman's Champion Letha just hates lawyers!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

 FALCON: BIRD OF PREY #8
 Written by CHUCK DIXON/DARWYN COOKE
 Plot by MARVELL2100
 Art by DARWYN COOKE
 "HOUSE OF ZOLA!" Part 2: World War Z!
 Sam, Jet and Team America arrive in Dimension Z to find a world at war! As quickly as they arrived, they are attacked by an army of mutated beings who bear the mark of Zola. Sam orders the team to higher ground before they become overwhelmed but Wrench and Hondo become cut off and are in danger of being killed by the mutates! Sam flies in to try and save them when suddenly the mutates are gunned downed in a hail of laser fire! Sam turns to see a group of heavily armed soldiers, wearing the colors of the American flag, swoop down and wipe out the remaining mutates, leaving none left alive! They then grab Wrench and Hondo before joining Sam the others at the mount! When they reach the top, the leader recognizes Sam and grabs him in a heartfelt embrace and tells him, "You did it Sam! You came back like you said you would!" Removing her mask she reveals, "It's me, Rikki! Rikki Barnes, your partner!" Next Issue: The Mark of Zola!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

ULTRON: THE FAMILY FEUD #3 (of 4)
 Plot by: MIGHTY ROMAN
 Art by: BRYAN HITCH
 Story by: JAMES ROBINSON
 "Flesh and Steel"•Storm Clouds gather above Earth-with rain that turns flesh to steel! As the rain begins to fall and the people of Slorenia fight for their lives, Wonderman leads a revolution!
•Meanwhile, on the streets of Slorenia's capital city, the riots begin! But Slorenia has a new sheriff in town..the Vision!
•As the Ultron Armada grows by the minute, S.W.O.R.D. strikes! But what is Project: Visonary? And is the only way to save the Earth is to destroy it?
32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #8
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by JAMES ROBINSON
 Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
 YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN Part Four of Six
 From the hostile deserts of a conquered world to the bleak arctic north! In a land of eternal night the planet’s extreme temperatures are about to put the team to the test once again as Captain America leads a band of misfits, including his new ally Kal Malaz, into a forbidden compound rumored to contain the ghosts of those who have died in battle as they attempt to activate a beacon that may be capable of linking up the resistance with their currently off-world armada, who have been lurking in the shadows on the edges of the solar system and waiting to receive news of the planet ever since its destruction.
 However, it's not going to be an easy task. Because not only has the Red Skull has sent an elite unit of mechanical stealth snipers to protect the facility, but also, there's the ghosts that we mentioned earlier. And they're not happy that their sanctuary has been disturbed, and are taking out their vengeance on both the resistance and the oppressors! Will this be a task too much for Captain America? Or will this be the beginning of the end of the Red Skull's short lived reign?
 32pgs/Rated T.../$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #3
 Written by GERARD WAY
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by KRIS ANKA
 Namorita is on the run from a bloodthirsty Atlantean warrior, exiled from their underwater kingdom and left with great fury and a grudge to match. Despite her own powers, he has proven to be nigh-unstoppable. She has come to the Warriors for hel...er..."assistance", but can she swallow her pride long enough to face her pursuer? Meanwhile, Sam watches over the Nova Corps officer as he recovers, trying to recollect the events that got him infected with the space-bug. He deeply fears that his rampage was only the beginning.
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

MARVEL GLOBAL!

TAKE A.I.M.! #8
 Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SEAN MURPHY
 “M.A.I.M.” Part One “THE FRENEMY OF MY FRENEMY IS MY... ?”
 A.I.M.'s Black Widow, Yelena Belova, knows that M.O.D.O.K. and his crew are traitorously conspiring against the Scientist Supreme, Monica Rappaccini. While Whiplash and the Living Laser slow her down in Moscow, can M.O.D.O.K. manipulate those interfering Russian do-gooders, the Winter Guard, into taking out the Black Widow before she exposes him? Or is everything about to blow up in his huge, fat face?
 Meanwhile, the Spot senses an upcoming A.I.M. Civil War and wants to make sure he's on the winning side – by being on both sides! Can the master of holes seduce Ms. Rappaccini? At the same time, the Lizard helps his former paramour Dr. Kavita Rao leak information on both A.I.M. And M.O.D.O.K. to U.S. Agent... has he been a cold-blooded triple agent for eight whole issues? Find out inside!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #8
 Written by DAVID LISS
 Plot by MARVELL2100
 Art by STEFANO CASELLI
 "ATHENA Rising!" Part 1: No Boyz Allowed
 Cloud 9 and Madam Hydra have rejoined ATHENA, the all-female terrorist group led by Superia and have turned over captured Atlas agent 3-D Man to prove their loyalty! Superia has plans to attack a Super 8 summit in Hong Kong, killing all the world leaders and throwing the world in turmoil! Agents Jimmy Woo and Kasper Kole working alongside the LMD Max Fury have been tracking the group to find their base and stop the attack! But exactly what is Fury's real motive for helping to stop ATHENA? Back at Atlas headquarters, Gyrich sends Jason and Ana to investigate a series of grisly murders involving retired FBI agents. The one thing they all had in common is that they each worked on a case involving the serial killer The Crying Man! Who is killing these former agents and isn't The Crying Man dead?
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #2
 Written By CULLEN BUNN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By EMMA VICELLI & NICK DRAGOTTA
 "Games of Death and Deceit!" Part 2: The Killer Bs
 Colleen begins to probe into the background of the company Cyber-Tek by sneaking into their New York offices! On the surface, it appears to be a bio-tech company that does R&D on improving artificial limbs for vets and other people with specific disabilities. Digging further, she finds that the company has been involved in some projects that would be considered illegal and inhumane! Suddenly, she moves at the last second, barely evading a strike from an energized blade! She turns, sword in hand to face her female attacker, a person whom she doesn't recognize! Her name? Ghost Face Killer! Meanwhile in Lavislov, Misty and White Fox, posing as attaches to the US Embassy, break into the Cyber-Tek offices there to search for clues. They don't get too far before Misty becomes suspicious that there hasn't been any activity here in months. She realizes that this is a trap! But before they can leave, they are confronted by the Killer Bs: Bullet(Daredevil) and Barracuda(The Punisher)!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

SPYMASTER #8***WAR OF THE PARKERS***
 Written by SCOTT SNYDER
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by J H WILLIAMS III
 "True Lies"
 Spymaster has been monitoring his mentors who are also 2 of the greatest super-spies the world has ever seen...Richard and Mary Parker, the long believed dead parents of Spider-Man. He now knows that although both of them had been long time SHIELD agents, one of them has also been double-agent for HYDRA! He's watched their daily routines for the last 72 hours, but little does he know they have been also watching him! This leads to a major fight between Spymaster and the two people who made him the elite agent he is today. When you are attacked with high-tech weaponry and a relentless duo martial arts assaults, the best strategy is escape. Spymaster knows he can gain more answers by visiting the hub of information that is the home of Tony Stark!

 The Parkers return to their hideout. What begins as their unorthodox covert domestic lives quickly descends into accusations and finally a confrontation. All household items double as weapons, all furniture doubles as shields. However, what hurts both the most is the betrayal and the shocking revelation of decades of deception. It's Parker versus Parker and no matter who wins the encounter, they both lose. CONTINUED IN NEW MUTANTS, IRON MAN and SPIDEY!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

SHIELD’60 #3
 Written by LEE CHILD
 Plot by cyberhubbs
 Art by MICHAEL LARK
 "WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE WATERLOO." PART 1 OF 2
 "...Virginia. Waterloo, Virginia. Little town in the middle of nowhere. Stone's throw from D.C. Perfect place for a secret Hydra base, right out in the open -- if ya happen to be driving the loneliest damn dirt road that ever existed. We got a man on the inside, fella by the name of Joe Robards. Socks I got on right now are older than that kid. But he's good at what he does, has a real knack for finding out secrets and burying deep the ones he's already got. Unfortunately, the boys back in Washington want him outta there for some other secret mission we don't get paid enough to know about. Means me and Duggan gotta get in and retrieve him. We posed as hikers, said our truck brown down a mile back. Things were goin' fine until we walked into that damn soda shop. I got a knack of my own, a real keen ear. I could hear the subliminal message right behind the music playing outta the jukebox. 'Kill Nick Fury. Kill Nick Fury.' It sure had a beat you could dance to..."
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS!

CAGE & FINCH: NORTHERN LIGHTS #2
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by ALES KOT
 Art by SARA PICHELLI
You Are Being Watched...
 “FUTURE STARTS SLOW” Part Two of Four
 Person of Interest’s Harold Finch has recruited Luke Cage to be part of his team as they attempt to stop crimes before they can happen, with the help of a supercomputer called “The Machine”. All they need to do is determine whether the person involved is the victim or the perpetrator.
 • The Machine has given them the social security number of the super-villain Carnage, so naturally, from Power Man’s perspective, it should be quite simple. Carnage is the bad guy. He’s going to hurt someone. Therefore he has to be stopped - the sooner, the better.
 • But what if The Machine gave Cage & Finch the number for an entirely different reason? What if Carnage was meant to be protected? But why has the Machine decided that the survival of Cletus Kasady is actually a good thing, and what could this mean for the currently temporary alliance between Harold Finch and Luke Cage?
 32PGS/Rated T...$2.99

RALPH G. FAKE: THE LEGAL EAGLE #2
 Written by CHARLES SOULE
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by MARCIO TAKARA
 “BOLOGNA FOR SALE”
 Ralph G. Fake is moving on up…to the office space above Bologna Barn, all thanks to the strong-arming of the Wrecking Crew! And yes, that really is the best they could do, what with Spider-Man and Moon Knight running about! But the Legal Eagle’s got no time for costumed mooks, especially when he realizes who’s representing the 78 cases of legal malpractice brought against him: none other than the famous HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW! Okay, so that’s actually one costumed mook to deal with, but there’s nothing our favourite lethargic and law-bending lawyer can’t handle…right? But when Birdman himself shows up at the Bologna Barn demanding a financial settlement for his clients, feathers and fists will fly! Because there’s one thing you should know about Ralph G. Fake…he never settles anything.
 Included free with this issue are not one but two cut-out slices of Bologna! Impress your friends with Bologna Barn Brand Bologna, the only bologna endorsed by neuroscientists we think! Yay!
 32PGS/Rated T+...$2.99

MS. AMERICA #2
 Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by DUNCAN FEGREDO
 “FLIGHT AND FIGHT”
 It’s time to change destiny (her friend’s), save her home (both of them), and bring peace to all of the Multiverse (uh, yeah)…before it’s too late! But for reality-hopping brawler Ms. America, that’s just another Thursday! With her roommate Sylvie Lushton, the Enchantress, identified as the soon-to-be monster from the future wrecking its way through realities, America decides to bring her friend along and put a stop to the chaos! When the demonic Enchantress proves to be too powerful, though, and destroys the city of San Fracas on Earth-8320, a change of plans may be in order! And that means sending the demon through the abandoned Earths of the Multiverse to bide some time, while America brings Sylvie for training on Earth-928…to the home of the Sorceress Supreme in the year 2099, STRANGE!
 32PGS/Rated T+...$2.99

DAREDEVIL: GUARDIAN DEVILS #8
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by GREG RUCKA
 Art by BILLY TAN
 You Are Being Watched....
 “THE INFINITY GAME” Part Two of Four
 The Purple Man has just received some good news in his hunt for the Infinity Game. Daredevil is occupied, his attention distracted from the threat of Typhoid Mary who has returned for round two, luring Matt Murdock into a battle on the underground network beneath New York City!
 However, he’s also received some bad news. Just because Daredevil may be busy, doesn’t mean that Elektra is. And she’s not going to let the Purple Man get to the girl who may have the key to knowing all the answers, without getting there herself first.
 32PGS/Rated T...$2.99

AVENGERS 4 HIRE #2
 Written by ANDY DIGGLE
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by IAN CHURCHILL
 "Text me..Tweet me...Google me....EAT ME" Pt 1 of 3
 The Feed. Some call it the TMZ of the Age of Marvels. However, it is an all-access pass to in your face superhero fights, mutant exposes and every masks scandal that can be posted on social media. Most of the Feed employees are super-powered cameramen and journalists. Using super-speed, telepathy, teleportation or flight the Feed gets what they want. As the superheroes of the common man the Avengers 4 Hire have to live with these parasites and vultures, whether they like it or not. See the Luke Cage and Shang-Chi set up shop in the southside of Chicago while in constant dispute with the powerhouse Miraclewoman who has "special requests". Check out Aaron Stack the Machine Man and Jackpot get alot of shots and then get into a bigtime brawl at the super-villain infested Bar With No Name. Watch undercover footage of Agent Venom and Firestar walking their dog Ms. Lyon while they are spying on Mr. Negative. Meanwhile, Night Thrasher continues to fight both street crime and the cameramen. Where's Eric O'Grady the Antman, well he's sitting back and relaxing taking it all in the Feed's HQ. Why? He's the creator, owner and executive producer of The Feed, but please don't tell Cage!
 32 PGS/Rated T…$2.99

PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL #8
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
 Art by STEVE EPTING
 You Are Being Watched...
 THE PUNISHER VS. ELECTRO Part Three of Three
 The Punisher and Electro have been forced into an uneasy alliance – albeit, an extremely fragile one, after last issues unresolved showdown, in order to escape from the threat of not only the Howling Commandos, but also the Anti Vigilante Taskforce Division of the Chicago Police Department, headed by Naomi Carter. And to make matters worse, everybody in the city knows that Frank Castle is the Punisher – so he’s got no safe haven anymore! Could this be the end of the Punisher’s exploits in the Windy City? Assuming that is, he can make it out the city alive, without being stopped by everybody who’s out to get him?
 32PGS/Rated T...$2.99

THE PROWLER #8
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
 Art by KERON GRANT
 “NOBODY”
 It’s a flashback issue like no other, as we take a peek into the pasts of two of the Prowler’s most irksome foes…THE CRIPPLER and LADY STILT-MAN! Carl Stricklan wasn’t always known by his menacing moniker… because Carl Stricklan wasn’t known by anyone at all! Raised in isolation by an abusive and ignorant grandmother who blamed just about everybody else for her and the world’s problems, Carl became a force of unbridled hatred...until his actions landed him in juvenile detention! And when a young Rick Lawson convinced him to become part of something bigger, Carl set his sights on the terrorist organization HYDRA! Watch the downward spiral as a man gets kicked out of an organization of hate for being too unhinged, and bribes, bullies and beats his way to the top of the police force! And, we gaze back into the life of eager-to-please Lauren Gilden, who leaves a life of petty crime after her brother Mark, the GOLDBUG, gets busted! But when her best friend and fellow financial advisor Mindy Brown announces her pregnancy, Lauren will don her old costume to become LADY STILT-MAN once more…and filter her funds directly into a bank account for Mindy and Hobie!
 32PGS/Rated T+...$2.99

THE BUGLE #8
 Written by DAN SLOTT
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED & SUPERCOOPER
 Art by DAVE JOHNSON
 “THE LONGEST DAYS”
 - It’s been three weeks since Nora Winters risked her life, stopped crime boss Vanessa Fisk, saved an entire police squadron…and ended up unconscious with third degree burns at New York General Hospital. And the Bugle hasn’t been the same since.
 - With threats coming in from Fisk’s benefactors and associates all hours of the day, secretly a super-powered Skrull Ethan Edwards decides it’s time to become the TILLER once more! And when the threat comes in the form of a head-on attack from the Excavator, Edwards will reveal himself to his coworkers as the only security they need!
 - His feistiest newshound in the hospital, the strapping strong jawed reporter actually an alien…things couldn’t be more complicated for J. Jonah Jameson. And when old stalwart Ben Urich announces his intention to retire, it may be too much for the editor-in-chief, who begins tendering his own resignation!
 32PGS/Rated T...$2.99

 Moon Knight, Gambit and the rest of the SHADOWLANDERS will return!

 Look for more JESSICA JONES and her ALIAS INVESTIGATIONS coming this summer!

COSMIC MARVEL! Part 1

FANTASTIC FOUR #9
 Written By JONATHAN HICKMAN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By NICOLA SCOTT
 "Storm of the Century!" Part 2
 In the Negative Zone, the Sisterhood of Steel have defeated Ben, Johnny and Wyatt and have also brought Tarren back before her father Elgard! Now his daughter will be wed to the powerful Warlord thus ensuring the safety of Elgard's realm. And the three outlanders will presented as gifts to the groom, to be executed on his wedding day! In the Rockies, Sue, Reed and Agatha Harkness are making plans to stop Agatha's son Nicholas Scratch, who vowed revenge against the FF for his banishment from this realm! But this time he's not alone as he's brought along some powerful friends, the Salem Seven!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

FUTURE IMPERFECT #2
 Written By DAN ABNETT
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By KHARI EVANS
 "The Future Is Now!" Part 2
 Doom 2099 has come to the past to stop an event that will prevent him from ruling in the future! The first step was raising Asteroid M and remaking it into Planet Doom. Now, he must rebuild the Black Cabinet, agents that serve him and who will carry out his orders and set his plans in motion! And his first acolyte will be the ancestor of someone who served him well in the future, someone whose intelligence nearly rivals that of Doom himself! But he knows that this will be no easy task. His target is a monarch in his own right and rules over a powerful nation! But that matters little to Doom, whether he wants to or not, the Black Panther will come to serve the will of
 Doom!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

WAR OF KINGS #8
 Written BY JOSHUA DYSART
 Plot BY MARVELL2100
 Art By DAVID MARQUEZ
 "Skrull Kill Krew!" Part 2: We Have A Skrull!
 Paibok the Super Skrull has been captured by the newly formed Agents of HAMMER led by Clay Quartermain and has been brought to a secret Earth base on a planet hidden in the Andromeda Galaxy! There, he will go on trial for the attempted assassination of Ambassador Gail Runiciter and if found guilty, he could face death! Word reaches the secret Illuminati about the failed attempt by the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop the wedding of Gray'Ven and Deathbird on Chandilar! The alliance between the Spartax and Helgan has grown stronger as both races begin to encroach into the border worlds claiming them for their own. But little do they realize a much greater threat is about to enter our realm and it will involve the most powerful objects in the multiverse, the Infinity Gems! The INFINITY EFFECT is coming!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: BEHIND ENEMY LINES #8
 Written By MALCOLM JONES
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By AARON LOPRESTI
 "How to stop a wedding and save a galaxy!" Part 4
 Explosions on Chandilar rock the wedding ceremony of Gray'Ven and Deathbird! Despite the massive loss of life, the bride and groom manage to survive and all evidence points to Star-Lord, Mantis, Bug and Lilandra, who were in fact trying to prevent the wedding! Now captured by Kahra, head of Spartax security, the Guardians are sent to secret prison, where they will be tortured for information! Meanwhile D'Ken, mad brother of Lilandra and Deathbird, and the one responsible for the attacks has managed to escape his prison cell with the help of his supporters! Now, he can really begin his plan destroy the usurpers to reclaim his throne! What will the rest of the Guardians do now that their teammates have been captured and can they save them before their execution?
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

HIGH EVOLUTIONARY#1 **New Series**
 Written By DOUG MOENCH
 Plot By MCGAFFER
 Art By PAUL GULACY
 "Origin of Everything..."
 Eternals, Deviants, Mutants, Inhumans, Kree, Skrulls and many more lay on the tables. Studied, examined, probed and tested there bodies give up their secrets, and it frustrates Herbert Wyndham. The experiment is stalling. He is discovering nothing that he does not already know or hasn't already theorized, he knows the next step is out there - but where? He calls his Knights to him, he will select a handful of them to join him on this mission. HE wishes to know the extents to which evolution can attain, to do that he must start at the beginning. The creation of the universe itself must be studied, the very seeds for everything that is possible is there. What he will come across on the way he cannot predict. What acts he will be forced to commit in the name of science he cannot fathom. All he knows is that the experiment must go on. He boards his newly constructed ship, the BEAGLE, and sets sail into the inky black depths - there is no turning back now!

 Sphinxor watches in frustration. Wyndham was not supposed to leave Earth. Others had a task in mind for him soon and he was considered far too dangerous to go where he willed. the leash must be put back in place and the Evolutionary taught his proper place.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA CORPS: THE BORDER WARS #8
 Written By CARLOS PACHECO
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE MCKONE
 "Revenge of the Raptors!" Part 2
 Nova vs Horus Singh with the life of his brother Robbie and his team of Nova Centurians caught in the balance! Nova Prime Richard Ryder and Gamora battle their way through a horde of Fraternal Raptors to get to Singh who threatens to kill Robbie unless Nova surrenders to him! But Richard knows that the only chance any of them has is for Gamora and him is to attack in a furious assault and to throw the Raptors off! And the plan has worked as Gamora has managed to save Robbie and the others while Nova is free to go head to head with Singh in a battle to the death! Next Issue: Enter Darkhawk!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

COSMIC MARVEL! Part 2

INFINITY WATCH#2
 Written by ROGER STERN
 Plot by MCGAFFER & MARVELL2100
 Art by KAARE ANDREWS
 "INFINITE MADNESS"
 The uninhabited planet of Straotis shatters in a magnificent explosion as the grudge match continues in the skies above where the planet used to exist. Exitar the Exterminator has arrived with one intention - To take the red Stone from Quasar! Quasar could see only death in his future as the mighty Celestial extended it's hand and then he got angry... Lord Doom saw his foe coming years ago, unfortunately he is still in the present and about to be ambushed. Determined to overcome the Stone's influence and exist in just one moment of time now has a deadly urgency to it. The Collector has come! And surely this overwhelmed Terran can prove no match? Lord Doom though is no ordinary Terran, he accepts that the Stone wants to show him things, visions of timelines that must be fixed. And with acceptance comes reward, the Collector has slain many in his obsession and it is nothing to the Stone to pluck them all from Death's icy grasp and bring them to this moment. Lord Doom WILL have the time to fix everything... Gamora holds the Gold Stone in her hand above the bodies of her fallen foes. Those who had come to take the Stone not realizing that Nemesis has it's chosen champion and she does exactly what it wants, and what it wants is it's Soul back...
 A hole festers at the edge of the universe. A wound to reality caused as the Stones tore their way into this existence. The beings on the other side of the wound have tracked the devastation caused by the passage of the Stones and found this aberration, this wound just as it starts to turn cancerous...
 Quasar's survival has reached Sonath's ear. The unprecedented might he displayed in fending off his forces tallies with the other remarkable stories he's hearing from across the galaxy. New God's, infants in their supremacy, walking the cosmos, still blind. And the reports of the Stones or Gems that they seem to be carrying? It seem's myths do come true and it's time for one other myth to return to life, the Godkiller! the most supreme hyperweapon which wiped out billions of Celestials, found in the wreckage of the universe after the Abraxas War will breathe again. And serve...
 32 PGS./Rated M …$2.99

SECRET WARS #2
 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by KEV WALKER
 "North by Northwest"
 In the shadow of the alien planet's pitch black night, carried by a man who looks like Earth's greatest enemy without his mask, they arrive in "New Latveria". A beautiful utopian city surrounded by a world a desolation. The castle is a pristine, gigantic, high-tech edifice and the queen of the land is Lady Cynthia Von Doom. Her great beauty is only matched her great powers which is all dwarfed by her unquenchable thirst for absolute power. She disappeared from Earth only a week ago, but on this world several months have passed. Her son "Victor" has brought the gravely injured guests to their healer, an exotic alien named Zsaji who's touch creates miracles. Thanks to her Blue Marvel, Titania, Demolition Man and Kl'rt the Super Skrull survive. They meet the other residence of the castle Vulture, Ares, Lady Deadpool, Overdrive and the guests would-be-destroyer and a weapon of massive destruction..Nitro. While they want to rip Nitro a new one, the true enemies have arrived in what can only be described as a bootlegged Quinn Jet. Their name echoes legends alien to most residents on the planet, but their myths are known to all. They are biggest threat to the order established and they want the Queen dead...enter the "MIGHTY AVENGERS"!?!NEXT ISSUE: the OTHERS.
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

SILVER SURFER: HERALD OF DEATH #8
 Written By CHRISTOS GAGE
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By DUSTIN WEAVER
 Death Has A Bargain! Conclusion
 The Surfer's encounter with Galactus and his herald Goliath has given him much to consider! Will Mistress Death honor her bargain and keep his beloved Shalla Bal alive?How long will he have to serve and what is her ultimate goal? However Death has the ultimate secret: Shalla Bel is alredy dead and has been since the end of HEART OF DARKNESS! But an even greater threat lies on the horizon as the Infinity Gems have returned to this dimension! The INFINITY EFFECT is coming!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

ADAM WARLOCK #8
 Written By JIM STARLIN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE PERKINS
 "Infinity: The Gathering" Part 2
 They are among the few who have been chosen to wield immense power! Warlock, Mar-Vell and Black Swan are among the few deemed worthy to possess a gem! Now they call out to their brethren to unite against the coming darkness! Gamora, Quasar and Moondragon are the others who have become gem bearers and they must be found quickly! A great evil arises to threaten our universe and wants the gems for their own purpose! However their is another who possess a gem, who will play a pivotal role in saving not just our universe but the entire multiverse! But if the gems are united again, can another great evil be far behind? The INFINITY EFFECT is coming!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

THE INHUMANS #8
 Written By ROBERT VENDETTI
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MARK BROOKS
 "Project Wideawake!" Part 2: United We Fight!
 Inhumans and Wakandans unite! Medusa and Shuri put aside their differences to find Ahura and Luna who have been kidnapped by an international coalition team known as Project Wideawake! The trail has led them to the Savage Land and a fortified hidden base! A special team jointly led by Vibraxas and Karnak have made their way inside the facilty but it seems their arrival was expected as they are quickly surrounded by heavily armed soldiers! Meanwhile, a powerful, former leader of the Inhumans begins to make his moves from the shadows as he prepares to reclaim a throne that is rightfully his!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 1

MAGIK #8
 Written by KIERON GILLEN
 Plot by SUNOFDARKCHILD
 Art by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
 "Games of Hell" Conclusion
 The explosive first arc concludes here! With the Hell Lords' resistance crumbling, Belasco standing triumphant, and Mephisto hell-bent on either claiming or killing them, Illyana and Doug attempt the impossible, the invention of a spell that is neither black nor white. Only a weapon forged from such a spell can stop the advance of the Elder Gods now. With the energy left over from the Hell Lords' failed attempt at creating a super-weapon, and with the energy drawn from Illyana's own soul to complete their spell, Illyana and Doug will end this war here and now, or die trying.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE DEFENDERS #8
 Written by MIKE MIGNOLA
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
 “DEFEND THE FUTURE” Part One “TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AND A THOUSAND DISASTERS”
 While confronting Victor Strange, Stephen's treacherous son from the year 2040, the Defenders are inadvertently pulled into Victor's grimdark future – a future where Dormammu and his minions have conquered the Earth Realm! The Defenders are dead, Atlantis is ruled by Tiger Shark, Mangog controls the spaceways, and Baron Mordo holds the Sanctum Sanctorum! The team's only safe-haven is the realm they prevented Dormammu from invading – K'ai! But can Hulk accept that his love Queen Jarella has remarried, and that the only father his children remember is Arkon the Magnificent? And if they can't get back to 2015, can Namor, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and the Hulk possibly find a way to save what's left of the Earth from the hordes of Dormammu's Dark Dimension?
 Meanwhile, the Beyonder finds himself unable to move the team back to their time. Why? Because future Beyonder is stopping him. What happens when two nearly omnipotent and all-powerful beings throw down? Powers get canceled out, and things need to be settled with fists!
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

GOD SQUAD #8
 Written by KURT BUSIEK
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by STEVE DILLON
 "GODS & DEMONS"
***Supernatural:Survival***
 Gods have been outlawed!!! Hercules isn't having this and after downing one more pint it 's time to stride straight up St. Peter's Square. Knock on the Vatican's front door. And ask if the Dark con, "oops, sorry! The Pope, ask for the Pope...", if he can come to the front door for a quick word. There's just one problem, and that's Beta Ray Bill trying to rearrange Herc's jaw with Stormbreaker. He serves Gaea now, and Gaea is fed up of broken promises, her new Pantheon ruthlessly tears into the God Squad as Gaea herself tackles Shou-Lao.
 The blood of Gods runs down the streets of Rome as Shuma-Gorath watches in fascination. Gaea struggles in his coils as the arcane copy of herself, that Shuma-Gorath created, wages war on the Gods. Shuma has been looking for a home for his bloodline, and Earth is ripe for the taking.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MIDNIGHT SONS #7
 Written by MIKE RAICHT
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by CLAY MANN
 "TWO FLAVOURS OF SALVATION"
***Supernatural:Survival***
 ***Nina Price is dragged before the cameras of the world. Exposed as a damned creature and accused, along with the rest of her kind, of almost leading the whole world to hell! Her crimes are read out and then the Dark Con announces that he will of course be merciful, he will let the Dark Rider cleanse her with fire so that her soul can be free from damnation. Of course the world won't be seeing that bit, all they know is that her soul is going to be saved and there'll be one less monster in the world. Vampire-By-Night has would be saviours though. Brother Voodoo, Jennifer Kale and Gargoyle infiltrate the secret Vatican tunnels in a race against time to rescue their friend. The tunnels hold their own perils though for the church has been well prepared for this kind of invasion and the heroes find themselves battling undead Templar Knights that are not quite done with their mission yet.
 ***Meanwhile Red Sonja continues the evacuation of the mystic community, which was swelled quite recently by millions saying "yes" to a deal with the devil, to the Hyborian Age. They're going to have to learn to deal with calling her "Queen" (or learn how to deal with having no head on their shoulders) but it's a small price to pay to escape the Dark Con's persecution.
 ***Gandalf has seen enough, this world needs more help, and the fight must be taken to the Dark Con. He petitions the Talis Clan to reach through the ranks and across dimensions and realities to find him a leader. Someone who can unite the mystic community and inspire it to fight back. And the Talis Clan obliges - Buffy the Vampire Slayer is plucked from her world and brought to Gandalf. Hope is kindled!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DOOM #9
 Written by NEIL GAIMAN
 Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Supernatural:Survival***
 'YOU CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN...CAN YOU?'
 Doom kneels before the Dark Con and see's his end, again! The Dark Con strikes Doom down as he did the Devil only for the head of Doom to begin laughing AFTER the death blow. The Dark Con screams in frustration as the Doombot slowly goes offline. For the third time his minions have failed to bring the right Doom, where is he? Doom is spotted on an Aztec pyramid surrounded by different coloured lightning as he summons the myriad werecreatures of the Amazon. Doom is reported as resurrecting the lost descendants of the Frost Giants in the Arctic. He is seen walking underneath the Arc de Triomphe with an army of Gargoyles blacking out the sky over head. And more, countless more reports all coming in simultaneously, Doom is everywhere and amazingly he is the one rallying the mystical world to war! Footsteps, walking down a dark road in the Badlands of America. Doom wears the ordinary garb of a hitchhiker, the cool desert night air blows across his exposed scarred face. Doom is not here by accident, he needs a solid base for his forces to fall back on during this war, somewhere for the mystical realm to hide. The various Hell realms are not an option, the Dark Con has penetrated them with ease before, there is only one place. Doom looks up with a cold intensity in his eyes. He has done this before, he will march into Heaven once more and establish his base of operations. But first he must look once more into the eyes of The One Above All! After all Doom is doing his work, this time...
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABAL #8
 Written by DANIEL WAY
 Art by FRANK CHO
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Supernatural:Survival***
 'LET THE GAMES BEGIN...'
 Can the Molecule Man be trusted? The Red Skull rules the world for the Dark Con, his forces have bled into every organisation and government around the world. His grip on the leash is firm, the world will comply, but, the Enchantress has disappeared after she was sent to deal with Thor's friends. Dracula is scheming, and will need putting back into his place. Doom is in open rebellion against the new world order. And now the Molecule Man is finding loopholes in his orders. Yes, Reece did get rid of the latest captives as ordered but when told to dispose of them the Skull did not mean exile. It is time to test who is best suited to bring forth the new world, it is time to reopen the Colosseum! After all they have plenty of "volunteers" to put on many a spectacle, the sands will turn red again. Meanwhile Dracula and Gandalf continue to whisper charms into the wind and straight to Owen Reece, if they cannot turn this most powerful soldier of the Dark Con then they have no chance but are they desperate enough to accept the help of one who was recently insulted by the new ruling order? Nightmare offers his services to the Talis Clan, why does Gandalf feel like he's fighting fire with gasoline?
Morgan Le Fay continues to meet their new followers and she burns the mark of the Skull onto each of their souls, they will know where all of their servants are including the golden heroes of this world.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GUNSLINGER #8
 Written by STEPHEN KING
 Art by LEINAL FRANCIS YU
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Supernatural:Survival***
 'IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER'
 Eve hears her father calling, from across the hot desert she knows he is close! Doom is not her only father in this world but he is the one that has seemingly shaped her life. A chosen vessel for the darkest of creatures, she has fought them all off. And now as the darkness falls across the world again, is she still a favoured prize? Well there's only one way to find out, Eve must don a cloak she has not worn since she was a baby. She puts the name of Eve Deschain gently to one side, for now she must be Eve Von Doom! And like all Doom's she knows how to get people's attention, she pulls her guns and walks straight into Las Vegas. She's heard that the Dark Inquisition is in town, time to show what she learnt from all of her fathers. She's going to be washing the dust off her boots with blood tonight, and even hell will pity those she does not kill. She's in need of information and tonight she wears the name of Doom!
Scarecrow drags his bounty into the night. He knew how to avoid the Dark Inquisition and forestall his own judgement. He will present the Dark Con with a tribute, the mother of Eve, with each step he brings Echo closer to the darkness.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 2

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY: DUCK'S DOZEN #2
 Written by PETER MILLIGAN
 Plot by MIGHTY ROMAN
 Art by ART ADAMS
 "DEAD MAN'S HAND"
 'The Night(Hawk) Rises'[*]
 The Dozen fight for their lives as Nighthawk signs a deadly magical contract. Now a new threat strikes Hell's Kitchen-the voodoo villains known as The Squadron Superior, and their new leader: Ant-Man, sorceror supreme?[*] Meanwhile, Nighthawk is forced to impersonate his grim-and-gritty Squadron Superior counterpart! Forced to dress in black, drive the Hawkmobile, and use a ridiculous growling voice, is Nighthawk the hero Hell's Kitchen deserves?[*] Also, Howard tries to find some mysterious friends from his past! After stumbling on a groovy time machine, Howard is transported back to the swingin' sixties. Now, he has to search a world full of hippies, Ford Minis, and Beatles music to find...the Savage Avengers?
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEXTWAVE REBORN #7
 Written by MARV WOLFMAN
 Plot by MIGHTY ROMAN
 Art by MATEUS SANTOLUOCO
 'Age of Meerkats Part One: The Moon with No Name'[*]
 KABOOM! Finally free from Halfworld Asylum, Nextwave can explore the universe again! Or at least they think it's the universe. It might not be. It could be a dream. Or the inside of a giant snowglobe.[*] Meanwhile, The Mighty Marvel Meerkats begin their march over the cosmos! Tired of being used as Zoo animals and insurance mascots, Captain Ameerkat launches a reign of terror that will destroy a planet! (Well a planet. Not a famous one. Its only a moon really. Ah well, all potential rulers of the universe have to start somewhere).[*] Meanwhile, Nextwave....hang out at Dherain 3, the universes' largest bar. Death's Head starts a bar fight. And Motormouth breaks the record for the universes' largest Bar Tab.[*] And outside, the universe cries for Justice! Or at least Killpower does. He's the only person who had even heard of that moon.[*] Explosions! Meerkats! Barfights! Explosions! All available in one averaged-sized epic
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

HULK #8
 Written by MARK WAID
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDY KUBERT
***SUPERNATURAL:SURVIVAL***
 "Displaced Paranormals"
 After the events of the Dawn of the Devil the Dark Con is most dangerous and powerful being on Earth. He has influence on all governments, the church, as well as super-powered community and he's a decreed that all supernatural beings be monitored, captured or destroyed. Clinic for Paranormal Research, a facility designed to help individuals who've acquired strange abilities due to their encounters with Mephistos. One can grow numerous energy beings, one is in a constant blur of super-speed, one is constantly adding mass and muscle, one controls friction, one produce acidic and explosive toxins and one can absorb any moisture like a sponge. They Clinic has also abducted Becca Banner aka the geriatric hulk aka Gam Ma, but they want Bruce Banner....and they will find him!
 The Leader has a new recruit of his own, as he offer Amadeus Cho unlimited wealth, power and research equipment to change the world. However, the cost is Cho becoming his protege and a new Leader..including matching ginormous heads!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

DARK AVENGERS #8
 Written by WARREN ELLIS
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by MIKE DEODATO JR
***SUPERNATURAL:SURVIVAL***
 "Life in Hell"
 Dawn of the Devil is over, but at great costs for the Dark Avengers. The Dark Con is monitoring the Avengers every move. Daimon Hellstrom the Son of Satan is reunited with his lost lover Patsy Walker/Hellcat, but he now reluctantly rules his father's domain of Hell. Hyperion has decided to remain in Hell as a guardian for Earth for those who may attempt to leave the underworld, leaving his new soul-mate the demon-slayer Angela alone on Earth. Scarlet Witch continues to try to reverse the eternal curse on Throgg which left this man in the form of a frog. Johnny Blaze has gained even greater dark power and is slowly losing his humanity. He tries to not lose himself by taking a wild ride on his very first Harley and visit his family, but you can't go home again. Finally, Blade is attacked by someone who shares similar interests, fighting skills and a cool attitude to match. Blade....meet Buffy!?!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

THE WATCH #8
 Written by JAMES O'BARR
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by ESAD RIBIC
 "DEAL OR NO DEAL"
***Supernatural:Survival***
 The Black Eyed Children laugh in the faces of Solomon Kane. For centuries kane has denied the deadly hunters of the Faerie Realm their prey and now he needs their help? They will take these damned mortals, who foolishly bartared away their souls, and hide them in the Faerie Realm but at a price. One in ten becomes their meat and they like to chew their food slowly. Solomon looks into the inky nothingness of the Childrens eyes and agonizes, can he make this decision? Meanwhile Ian McNee and the Shiver Man try to fend off the wild attack of War-Wolf. War-Wolf heard that the Watch had died and he will not fall easily into the Dark Con's latest trap, it's time to put an end to this fake Watch. Caretaker meanwhile heads to Rosslyn Chapel, the original headquarters of the first Watch. They're going to need all the help they can get, it's time for the stars to fall!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SUPERNATURAL/LADY DEATH
 ***MINI-SERIES***
 Written by NEIL GAIMAN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
 "BRING ME THE WORLD ON A SILVER PLATTER"
 ***Mephisto has lost his Realm and his power but he knows somewhere where he can acquire more. A forest in Sweden where the Dark Elves sacrificed the ancestors of mankind to an ancient evil, the Labyrinth! Mephisto has nothing to bargain with except promises of shared future power but no matter, the being he has called forth requests something that he just might be able to deliver. Purgatori has arrived and she demans the blood of a God in torment. Luckily for him Mephisto knows where to find one or two of them Gods, especially as Purgatori is determined to feed on someone before the day is over.
 ***The Talis Clan have called forth Buffy the Vampire Slayer to assist Gandalf in protecting the world, but the act has opened doorways that certain beings thought closed forever. Lady Death has long been denied a return to Earth but suddenly an opportunity is here. The doorway won't be open for long, but if she can cast the one who opened it into hell to take her place then she can stay. Watch out Buffy, Lady death's coming for you and she's bringing Hell with her!
 ***After making so many arcane deals Victor Von Doom long ago established the wise act of monitoring the world for hellmouth activity. Two realms opening up on the same day, powerful beings coming forth? Doom has questions, they will be answered. First though, the Labyrinth! This hell realm exudes a power that Doom has not seen before, an ultimate prison where Doom can cast his enemies! He must have the keys, he WILL have the keys to this prison.
 64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.50

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 1

ASTONISHING X-MEN #8
 Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by KEN ROCAFORT
 “AGE OF X-TINCTION” Part Two of Three “WORLDS APART”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 As the mutants of the world rally, they once again defend a world that hates and fears them! Megatron's Sentinels, upgraded with Decepticon technology, are pushed back, and Megatron himself is driven off-world by the unlikely alliance of Jean Grey's Astonishing X-Men and Apocalypse's Four Horseman! But the evil robot in disguise's actions have consequences that ripple across the galaxy... When the Celestials sense that their ship, named Ship, has been exposed to a spark and made into a transformer, the invincible space gods seek retaliation and set their sites on Megatron's planet of origin... Cybertron! There's only one thing that can give Cybertron's defenders a fighting chance... and that's mutant powers! Will Jean, Angel, Iceman, and the Scarlet Witch agree to use one of Apocalypse's weapons of mass mutation to create a force of mutant transformers? Is there any other option?
 Meanwhile in Utopia, Legion, Fantomex, and Devil Dinosaur are left to rebuild. Can these three irascible rogues step up to lead the recovery efforts?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

THE UNCANNY X-MEN #8
 Written by RICK REMENDER
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by CHRIS BACHALO
 “THE UNCANNY G-MEN”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 After the X-Men saved the President from the Deception Sentinel attack on the White House last issue, the POTUS has changed his stance on mutants. The Sentinel drone program is suspended indefinitely and Daken's government-funded “Freedom Force” is disbanded in favor of America's newest officially sanctioned mutant emergency response team – the Uncanny X-Men! Storm, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Jubilee are the country's new “it” heroes, but can gratitude for one major victory overcome decades of mistrust and intolerance? Meanwhile, after barely surviving the attack on the Capitol, National Security Advisor Valarie Cooper and Secretary of Mutant Affairs Henry “Beast” McCoy make their romantic relationship official - but not everyone is happy with these developments. Daken calls in political favors, but what's his plan to get back into an exploitable position of power? Hint: it involves a spot on the Uncanny X-Men team! How will Wolverine react? Meanwhile, Senator Robert Kelly rallies his anti-mutant base, secretly supplying the Purifiers with weapons recovered from the destroyed Decepticon Sentinels... and the Purifiers waste no time using them on the streets of Washington D.C.!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

AGENTS OF FUTURE PAST #8
 Written by JEFFREY DEAVER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by NEAL ADAMS
 "NO TIME...!"
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 S.H.I.E.L.D. Base Perception Tower - Project C.A.B.L.E. Update #........ Blindfold will not be Megatron's puppet and has manipulated the Decepticon Time Agents into opening a deadly rift in time and space! A rift which opens straight into Decepticon Dawn and allows through “the Others” - time displaced parasites who are the shades of species that never got to exist! The Decepticons find themselves the unwilling front line for perhaps the deadliest invasion of all. And in the future, Stryfe sees Earth being cut off from the time-stream by unseen forces. Earth will be cauterized to prevent further infection and now no futures will lead to Stryfe, unless...
Forgery 212 acknowledging updated orders... The cloned Forge makes his way to what used to be Perception Tower, all he should need is a living battery capable of absorbing time itself! Oh, yes and a giant robot capable of directing a massive stream of converted time energy straight at the rift itself. Now where will he find these things? Thank the future for the good Lord Stryfe!
What is Legacy? Bicepticon can feel a mind within himself, a virus seeping into every cell of himself and urging him to make contact with others. The Winter Soldier has delivered the infection, but what will it create?
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$3.99

BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS #8
 Written by CHRIS YOST
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by MIKE CHOI
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 “DECEPTION POINT” Part Two of Three
 The siege of the Brotherhood of Mutants’ home camp by the army of Decepticons takes its first casualty, and with no way out, they’re finding themselves backed up against the wall. Havok attempts to lead a last, desperate charge in the hope of finding and shutting down the leader, but even that probably won’t work!
 Are you ready to watch your favourite mutants killed off, one by one? But as Magik is about to work out, not everything is as it seems, and it isn’t long before she is presented with the question – Is any of this real? And if it isn’t – how do they awake from the nightmare that they've found themselves in? And if they ever do awake, what they're about to find outside of the dream might just be worse than what they're already experiencing...
 32 PGs/Rated T...$2.99

DEADPOOL & FORCE WORKS #8
 Written by JASON AARON
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by MATTEO SCALERA
 “I'M THE JUGGERNAUT'S BITCH” Part Two “THE UNSTOPPABLE MACAQUE”
 So last ish I executed an ingenious plan to confront the baddie who was psychologically tormenting my broski Cain “The Juggernaut” Marko. The baddie in question happened to be the same guy who gave Juggy his powers - the god of bench-pressing, Cyttorak! Good news – we managed to stop Cyttorak from forcing Juggernaut to go on a rampage. Bad news – that left Cain without powers mid-rampage and at the mercy of some pretty pissed off law enforcement officials. I hope X-23, Silver Fox, and Big Bertha can get him out alive... Oh, maybe Cain's step-brother Charles can help?
 Double bad news – Cytorrak didn't give up on the whole “destructive avatar” thing, he just picked a new one... Hit-Monkey! With the powers of invulnerability and incalculable strength, plus a maddening god in his ear (Its a well known fact that animals are more susceptible to spiritual possession than humans. That's just science!), its up to me and Ghost to stop the unstoppable Hit-Monkey before he levels the cities of man!
•Issue comes with a tuft of faux macaque hair so you can get in touch with your inner animal!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

LEGENDARY WOLVERINE #8
 Written by JEFF LEMIRE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by DECLAN SHALVEY
 “HOW THE WEST WAS SNIKT”
 In 1881, Tombstone, Arizona was a turbulent and vulnerable mining town that had just begun to flourish. Outlaws were only kept at bay by the famed vigilante, Two-Gun Kid. But when the infamous Gunhawk, self-proclaimed best there is at what he does, arrives in town, it becomes apparent that mere gunslinging won't be enough to take down the black-hatted bounty hunter rumored to be unkillable. The Two-Gun Kid must use both his skills as a cowboy and as a lawyer to find out who the violent stranger really is, but his investigation inadvenrtantly attracts the attention of the immortal hunter of immortals... the vampire-like Bloodscream! As the inevitable confrontation between these villains threatens to tear Tombstone apart, Two-Gun Kid calls upon the Phantom Rider and Kid Colt for support! But the only one who may truly be able to save the town is Gunhawk's absentee father... James Howlett!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

MAGNETO VS. THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (of 2) ***All New Limited Series***
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by NICK SPENCER
 Art by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
 “WORLD WAR M” Part One
 Welcome to an alternate reality where the death of Charles Xavier has forced Magneto on a one-man path of destruction, where he aims to take on every hero and villain who played a part in the death of his oldest friend, and oldest enemy. Black Bolt and Medusa, and the rest of the Inhumans, are the first on his list.
 And then, things get close and personal, as he tackles the surviving X-Men, one-by-one. Cyclops is first. Emma Frost next. And then, the question that everybody starts to ask – can anybody stop Magneto from annihilating the entire Marvel Universe?
 Peter Quill and his Guardians of the Galaxy think they can.
 Spoiler Alert: It doesn’t go well.
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 2

THE SECRET HISTORY OF MUTANTS #1 ***New Series***
 Written by JASON LATOUR
 Plot by KINGKASARA
 Art by CHIP ZDARSKY
 “THE SALEM WITCHBREED TRIALS” Part One
 Sage has returned to the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters from parts unknown to teach a new unusual class: HIST316 – The Secret History of Mutants! From the course description: “Mutants only emerged into the public consciousness in the 20th century, but they have existed for centuries, if not millennia. What were they up to? What were their stories? Students will engage in active research to better understand and uncover their own history. Numerous field trips, so permission slips and a passing grade in Professor Logan’s self-defense course is a requirement.” Five students are enrolled: Guido Carosella (a.k.a. Strong Guy), Rachel Grey (a.k.a. Marvel Girl), Japheth Masek (a.k.a. Maggot), Kristie Nord (a.k.a. Petra), and Kevin Sydney (a.k.a. Morph). Each has their own motives for taking the class, but they all find themselves together on the bus to Salem, Massachusetts, looking to find out whether or not the infamous Salem Witchbreed Trials may in fact have been the earliest known mutant persecutions in America!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-FACTOR #8
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by PETER DAVID
 Art by MITCH GERADS
 “DOWN TO EARTH” Part One of Two
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 The Space Prison carrying a Deception has crashed down to Earth, with the X-Factor helpless to stop its fall. Now, in Tokyo, the mutants have one last chance to see the mission through, stop the Decepticon, who has gained valuable SHIELD and mutant intelligence from the information at the prison, from linking up with his fellow invaders whilst avoiding detection from the law who are still looking for them after their last job in the city went horribly wrong. But whoever said that being a member of the X-Factor would be an easy ride?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #8
 Plot by BANE OF KINGS
 Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
 Art by CHRIS SAMNEE
 OUT OF TIME Part One of Two
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation***
 Wait. This is the past. Why is "X-MEN: FIRST CLASS" involved in the "WEAPONS OF MASS MUTATION" crossover event that’s happening in the present day? Of course, you’re going to have to read this book to find out, but here’s a hint.
 There’s a reason that Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr have never talked about their first assignment as part of an elite CIA Division before, and that’s not just because it involved tracking down time-displaced Decepticons to a secret underwater base beneath the River Thames, in the heart of London itself, where the wrong move could see the destruction of England's Capital City and change history forever!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-MEN VS. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2 ***Limited Anthology Series****
 “MUTANT ON MUTANT VIOLENCE” Part One
 Written by JASON AARON
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by CHRIS BACHALO
 The Morlocks, mutants who dwell in the sewers of Manhattan, have been disappearing. When the Uncanny X-Men begin a search... the mutants they find in the sewers aren't the ones they expected! They're the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Meanwhile, the true abductor of the missing mutants, the sinister Shredder, and his new ally, the demented geneticist Dark Beast, perform the ultimate experiment: what happens when you expose x-gene positive mutants to the secret of the ooze mutagen?
 "DIMENSION X” Part Two
 Written by JEFFREY DEAVER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by NEAL ADAMS
 Bishop and Bucky are defeated, Krang proved too powerful - especially when he unveiled his mutate army, an army created by Krang's ally Lord Sinister! Essex had been working for the Nazi's when he discovered the alternate reality where Krang ruled, a wealth of opportunity that Essex could not turn down. Sinister has promised Krang a world of Marvels and now they are coming to collect, but first Sinister will show Krang an example of what awaits him - It's dissection time for the heroes!
 Madison Jeffries trusts Blindfold but still isn't sure about this plan, sure contacting Wolverine and Cable was the start of what sounded like a perfect plan, but this part? Blindfold walks confidently into the sewers, apparently she needs to speak to a rat?!? Madison isn't exactly sure what she means but hey, she can see the future so she should know what she's doing, hopefully...
 64 PGs./Rated T...$4.50

X-FORCE #6
 Written by JEPH LOEB
 Plot by LOREC
 Art by ED MCGUINNESS
 “THE LORDS OF WAR” Part One “IT BEGINS”
 Having used Em, the Hellfire Club has begun abducting mutants all over Cuba and harvesting genetic material for Dr. Orlando Gomez. Dr. Gomez, thrilled to be out of prison after being put there by his brother, is in his element. After only a few weeks, he's already made significant progress. In less than a month, the Hellfire Club and President Quesada will have their mutant army. Thousands of soldiers cloned and force grown in a matter of weeks. Tens of thousands more will be ready inside two months. Soldiers with various powers, fire, ice, and bio energy projection, telekinetics, telepaths, superhuman strength, speed, and healing. All under the control of the Hellfire Club.
 Cable's mind. Only a handful of telepaths can get past his defenses to even do a surface scan, let alone plant suggestions or enter his mind completely. Rachel Grey is one such telepath. With his cooperation and at the request of Domino, she scans his mind. She finds evidence of manipulation but cannot determine by whom. Rachel helps Cable shore up his mental defenses. It's then that Rachel finds residual thoughts regarding an attack on Miami. But again, no evidence of who is attacking. That's when the team sees the news conference announcing that Cuba's government has been overthrown and the new president is Francisco Quesada. Behind him, stands Sebastian Shaw and suddenly it all makes sense.
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #8
 Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
 "GREAT RESPONSIBILITY”
 ***War of the Parkers***
 Continued from SPYMASTER #8! Half of "New Mutants" remain in Hell due to events of Dawn of Devil, but the others may be in for a greater adventure as May Parker, aka Spider-Girl, has joined them! In their abandoned church HQ they first introduce themselves to her. Skaar the volatile warrior son of the Hulk. Outsider, one of the duplicates of the Multiple Man who happens to be an African-American woman with all the combined knowledge and skills of all of the other duplicates. Mutator, the hyperactive son of Christopher Summers, and the exotic alien Hepzibah whose body is in a constant state of change. However, "Mayday" Parker has arrived from future thanks to an eccentric mad-scientist named Egghead and a Hybrid car turned time machine. She must save her future parents Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker from a major threat to their lives and her existence!
 32 PGS./Rated T…$2.99

X-S.C.A.P.E. #7
(X-Men/SHIELD Coalition Assistance Protection & Extraction Team)
 Written by GAIL SIMONE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
 "IN THE WIND”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised and the X-S.C.A.P.E. team has been scattered. Nick Fury has been shot and remains in critical condition. Can Psylocke, Dazzler, Northstar, and Dum Dum Duggan keep him alive when their hidden safe-house is attacked by mutant-hunting sentinels upgraded with Decepticon technology? And what happens when an L.M.D. is exposed to a life-giving Cybertronian spark? Find out here!
 Meanwhile, Jimmy Hudson continues to explore the conspiracy that would have turned him into “Weapon Y,” and the path leads him directly to the head conspirator... Romulus! Does he have the information that Jimmy's been searching for, or will this “creepy uncle” scar him for life?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #7
 Written by MARJORIE LIU
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by PHIL NOTO
 “PEACE WALKERS" Part Two
 David Alleyne has been thinking a lot lately. Really, it's the only thing you can do when you've spent the last few days walking and watching over humans and mutants alike. Being in the same space as Surge hasn't been easy for him, and the isolation this mission has brought out isn't helping either. Rockslide has been pretty restless as well, but is perfectly content with helping a good cause. Genesis is...well, Genesis. Anole looks at him and David and worries constantly, and Dust has been keeping to herself when she isn't talking with Pixie (whether Dust even wants to or not). Overall, things have been pretty quiet, but he couldn't help but feel that something... someone... was watching over them with each passing day.
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

KOOKY MARVEL!

REIGN OF GALACTA #3
 Written by KATE BEATON
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by FAITH ERIN HICKS
 “HEIR APPARENT” Finale
 Gali is afraid. Okay, a little hungry, but very, very scared out of her mind. With her whole world shaken and most everyone abandoning her, she sits alone in her house as she waits for the end of the world. Yeah, kind of a downer ending for a surprisingly short book but...oh hey, Andri's back, and she here to cheer our hero up and get her to save the world! Weird, we could've sworn everyone would be dead and eaten by this issue, annnnd we just realized we lost a bet. Things come to a head when father and daughter clash!

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS #5
 Written By JIM STERANKO
 Plot By MCGAFFER
 Art By HERB TRIMPE
 "MONSTER MASH"
 The Basterds have been discovered! Luckily though it's by test pilot Hal Jordan (Rocket's pretty darn sure he's heard that name before but this guy insists he's lived on this Earth his whole life) and it's just in time because Spider-Ham has found himself as the main course at Warrior Woman's banquet. Things get even more personal when they find that it's the Nazi Super-Apes guarding her castle. Gorilla Man and Hit Monkey have got more then words for them, it's time for some serious poop flingin (Sorry, I, I had to! How often do you get a chance at that metaphor?) and fists flying (See, saved it!) Meanwhile Hal Jordan, Rocket and Squirrel Girl get the pleasure of kicking Warrior Woman all over the local Bavarian landscape....oh wait she's super-strong and capable of hypnotism. Which is why the hypnotized Spider-Ham blindsides Rocket and the rest of the plan goes south very quickly. If only they had a super strong member of the team, then everything would...wait, does anyone else smell that? Smells like a swamp just got up and walked in!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

H.E.R.B.I.E. FOR HIRE #5
 Written by CHRIS ELIOPOLOUS
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by STUART IMMONEN
 “L.O.V.E. (LACKLUSTRE OPPONENTS VETO ENJOYMENT)”
 It’s Valentine’s Day, and l-o-v-e is in the air…and so are the HERBIEs! Hired by America’s eleventh most popular chocolate company, Magnifique Chocolat au Lune, everyone’s favourite robot helpers have been assigned the task of playing Cupid…and making sure the lucky couples they pair up buy the largest boxes of truffles, toffees, and caramels available! But when sparks fly between HERBIE 14 and HERBIE 29, their coworkers’ attention will turn to creating the most romantic night possible for the two lovebirds! And that means making sure their employer, Mademoiselle Aulune, and their boss, HERBIE Alpha, don’t find out! Meanwhile, HERBIE 34 goes on his dream date, with none other than his hero…Benjamin J. Grimm, the ever-lovin’ blue eyed THING! But this night out may end in disaster as the duo go undercover into the villainous world of super-powered wrestling…and face off against 34’s old foe, AWESOME ANDY!
 32PGs/Rated A...$2.99

MOJOVISION #5
 Written by ERIC POWELL
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by ROB GUILLORY
 “MID-SEASON REPLACEMENT” Part One “The X-TEAM”
 In 2014, a crack reality television broadcasting unit was sent to prison by a corrupt Mojoworld court for a crime they didn't commit. These men and women promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the rebel underground. Today, still wanted by Mojo, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them... maybe you can hire... The X-Team!
 Major Domo’s rating report: A retro reboot of sorts, this program is the highest rated series among rebel sympathizers of all age brackets but has yet to find mainstream appeal.
 “That's because there's not enough surprisingly shocking deaths! Let's get all George R.R. Martin up in here and start killing off some beloved established characters! Especially the scum I made famous that had the audacity to lead an insurgency against me! Good thing I, Mojo, have plot armor... right?”
 Mojo's clone, creatively named Mojo II by network TV screenwriters, has hired the X-Team to assassinate their former boss, Mojo! Can Longshot and his crew, comprised of Spiral, NFL Superpro, Quark, and Screwball, complete the mission? Or will their series go on permanent hiatus? Someone will die (shockingly), and no one is safe!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

LI'L FRANK #5
 Written By JOE CASEY
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By SKOTTIE YOUNG
 A Boy Named Frank! Part 1: "A Fist Full of Tokens!"
 Miss Peavy and her first-grade students at Harry S. Truman Elementary take a field trip to Chuck E. Cheese for a little fun! The kids are having a great time and everything is going well until the Kennedi boys go around collecting(taking) tokens from the other students! Meanwhile, Frank is racking up the tokens on the Duck Shoot with his water pistol when the manager shows up and encourages him to move on before he cleans him out! Frank is about to douse the manger with his water pistol when he sees the most beautiful girl he's ever seen and her name is Li'l Whitney Frost! But before he can go to meet her, the manager has called in back-up to help take Frank out and it's the main man himself, Chuck E. Cheese!
 32 PGS./Rated All Ages...$2.99

THE INVINCIBLE BRICK! #5
 Written By JOHN OSTRANDER
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By CULLY HAMNER
 "Age of A-Rock-Alypse!" Part 1
 After suffering the loss of his master and his true love, the Brick takes a leave from the Brotherhood of the Rock to heal his broken heart! The Brotherhood, now under the guidance of Sister Shale, continues their search for Mag-Neat-O, the man responsible for their deaths who appears to have disappeared off the face of the Earth! Meanwhile in Egypt, beneath the fabled pyramids, an ancient force stirs after a long slumber! A-Rock-Alypse has awakened and he will test this world as never before!
 32 PGS./Rated T...$2.99

 DOC SAMSON: SUPERHUMAN THERAPIST #1 **New Series**
 Written by: DAN SLOTT
 Plot by: MIGHTY ROMAN
 Art by: WILL CONRAD
 ‘Big Time Part 1: I love New York’
 Leonard Samson. Acclaimed therapist, surgeon and short lived sitcom actor (but he doesn't talk about that). Now he’s hittin’ the big time-and moving to New York City.
 Even superheroes need a therapist at some point. So the good doctor has moved to NYC, to rehabilitate America’s shadiest criminals-whether they like it or not!
 Diary of Leonard Samson-January 7th: I've finally got my first patient in New York-Owen Reese. He seems nice enough for someone who can restructure reality. Anyway, after walking home from the office, I decided to have a relaxing after-noon off. I fed the ducks at central park, relaxed in the sun while reading a paperback book, and destroyed a couple of robots who were attacking civilians. I felt a lot more refreshed after that.
 But, not all of my patients are reliable as Owen. For some reason, Doctor Doom isn't turning up to his appointments-let’s see if I can change that.
 32PGS./Rated All Ages…$2.99