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MARVEL ASSEMBLE! Part 1

AVENGERS #9
 Written by GRANT MORRISON
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by JIM LEE
 "ULTIMATES"
 The Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force.....ULTIMATES. Sentry, Wiccan, Hulkling, Stature, Ronin (Kate Bishop), Alpha and the mysterious Iron Patriot. They are under the watch of Nick Fury Jr and the leadership of the Black Widow. They are governments special forces team of super powered men and woman ready to serve their country. They have great powers, but they may have to work on great responsibility as most of them aren't drinking age. The Avengers have lost their government liason, privileges and access. Now the Ultimates want the Avengers to cease and desist...by any means necessary! This leads to all out superhero smackdown. She-Hulk vs Hulkling, Wiccan vs Thor, Iron Man vs Iron Patriot, Spider-Man vs Alpha and the battle of Supermen..Prime vs Sentry! However, the action is nonstop between the leaders Snake Eyes and Black Widow. It is an intense dance of high-level martial arts, weaponry and the knowledge of each other weakness. It's almost as if they know each other...
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

IRON MAN #9
 Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by BRYAN HITCH
 "The Superior Iron Man" Part 3 of 3
•They came from the future and the taken over our world. They are the Stark a alien civilization built on Stark Tech and worship Tony Stark. They have defeated Iron Man's and Tony Starks enemies and rivals. Their advanced version of Stark technology is revamping the entire world. Their Iron Men wear Stark's former armors as a badge of honor as they save his world from itself. They have even given Tony Stark a healthy heart, stolen from a slain alternate Earth Stark. However, that Earth has their own Avengers. They're now here, they are evil and they want our Tony Stark to pay...an eye for an eye style!
•Where is Tony Stark? Well he and Pepper Potts are attending an emergency meeting with his old friend President Obama. He's has a plan to rid the planet of the Stark, but he needs security clearance. He also introduces the President to his own suit of armor. Iron President?!?
32PGS./Rated T $2.99

 BLACK PANTHER: KING OF THE DEAD #9
 Written By CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By ADI GRANOV
 "Hostile Intent" Part 2: Magnum Force!
 The Wakandan Science Team are in a pitched battle with Moses Magnum deep in the jungles of South America over the discovery of a new form of vibranium! Are these young heroes strong enough to take on the uber mutant with the power to create devastating earthquakes? It's up to Tom Foster(codenamed Titan) and Zari to find out as they take on Magnum while QDJ and Nehzno escape with the vibranium! The Black Panther and his brother Hunter are in the city of Rome to uncover more details about the attempts to gain control over certain Wakandan assets by the company known as RED PLANET. Mainly, that the company is a front for MARS Inc, the corporation run by Desmond and Phoebe Mars and that the objects they are seeking are a part of the legendary ARMOR OF MARS, which renders it's wearer invincible! Next Issue: Gods of War!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

 NEW WARRIORS #4
 Written by GERARD WAY
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by KRIS ANKA
 The team stays over at one of Hit-Girl's compounds for the night to celebrate Gabe Reye's birthday, enjoying what little free time they have left from their leader's training from hell. The only things missing, however...are Robbie and Gabe. An old enemy known as the Death Ninja has been stalking the brothers, looking to take his revenge on the Ghost Rider and gain the sweet release of death...and by "Ghost Rider" he actually means the motorcycle guy he's been fighting for years, but any dead Rider's just as good. Can Robbie protect Gabe and get to the others in one piece?

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #1
 Written by CHUCK DIXON
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by JEROME OPEÑA
 “HALF THE BATTLE” Part One “MISSION CREEP”
 With Captain America still missing, another soldier hero is needed to fill the void. The Avengers think they've found just the man: Snake Eyes, the peerless ninja commando long assigned to America’s daring, highly-trained special mission force! But before he can take his place as one of Earth's mightiest heroes, Snake Eyes has one last mission to complete with his old unit and his old commander, Jacob Fury. Along with his partner, “Black Widow” Monica Chang, the master of Arashikage Ninjitsu must uncover who is supplying terroristic rogue states with top-secret superhuman research. Their investigation will lead them to clash with the anti-American Azerbaijani super-soldier Abdul Al-Rahman, a.k.a. the Colonel, and his affiliates – the conspiratorial Secret Empire! But how deep does the Secret Empire's reach go?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SHE-HULK, ATTORNEY AT LAW #3
 Written by CHARLES SOULE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by JOE MADUIERA
 “PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL” Part Two “PROXIMATE HARM”
 “When folks think about super powered individuals, they usually think about pointlessly violent brawls that result in extensive property damage. Well, not anymore! I'm Curtiss Jackson, CEO and principle owner of Power Broker, Inc., and I want to introduce you to some of the real superheroes of the private sector. Gina uses her control over plants to spur healthy, non-GMO crop yields. Johnny and Shane use their super-strength to make the reconstruction of dilapidated portions of Detroit quick and affordable. And Sandra uses her ability to manipulate the sun's rays to charge solar batteries, creating cheap and clean renewable energy that's ready for mass consumption. If you want the opportunities that being a real hero like them brings, then you've got to consult Power Broker, Inc. today!”
 Power Broker, Inc. makes a lot of money and contributes to a lot of political campaigns. It's a mega-corporation and is thus impervious to litigation... unless the litigator is the sensational She-Hulk! Shulkie thinks PBI is connected to the defective powers given to the competitors of the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation and her client Jersey Devil, but can she prove it in court? Not if Poundcakes, Letha, and Gladiatrix get their point across when they visit her office! Better cancel the 5 o'clock!
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MARVEL ASSEMBLE! Part 2


 ULTRON:THE FAMILY FEUD #4 of 4
 Plot by: MIGHTY ROMAN
 Art by: BRYAN HITCH
 Story by: JAMES ROBINSON
 'Ultron No More'
 • Slorenia is a dead country, and the last wave of the revolution tries a last-ditch attempt to destroy the machine that killed their families.
 • SWORD activates it’s final solution, to avenge Hank Pym, the mightiest Avenger. But as one hero falls, another rises…
 • The Ultron Hybrids stalk the plains, but all hope is not lost. Jocasta, Alkhema, Vision, Wonder Man and Victor Mancha finally stand United. And on its final day, Slorenia will hear the cry….AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

FALCON: BIRD OF PREY #9
 Written by CHUCK DIXON/DARWYN COOKE
 Plot by MARVELL2100
 Art by DARWYN COOKE
 "HOUSE OF ZOLA!" Part 3: The Zola Campaign!
 Sam along with Jet, who is pregnant with Sam's second child(?) and Team America join forces with Rikki Barnes and the rebels of Dimension Z to storm the stronghold of Arnim Zola to finally end his brutal reign and save a first born son Sam never knew he had! While Team America and the rebels take on the monstrous forces created by Zola, Sam, Jet, Rikki and Honcho manage to make it inside to the inner sanctum to deal with Zola himself! But imagine their surprise when they learn that it isn't the mad scientist who's runs the House of Zola but a large powerful figure dressed in black armor! Zola has been dead for years and the man who sits upon the throne is The Raven, whose real name is Paul Wilson, the son of Sam Wilson!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 ***NEW NAME, NEW PLOTTER***
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by JOSS WHEDON
 Art by GREG CAPULLO
 “THE VIGILANTIE KILLER” Part One of Two
 Joss Whedon and Greg Capullo bring you a new reader friendly arc as Spider-Man’s solo series gets a new plotter and a new name!
 Someone’s killing superheroes in New York City, and Spider-Man’s next on their list. The only problem is – there’s two of them in the city at once! Or, sort of. Spidey 2099 and The Amazing Spider-Man suit up to stop the vigilante killer before he finds out the secret identity of Peter Parker, and broadcasts it to the world stage! However, it’s going to be harder than anticipated, because the Vigilante Killer isn’t operating alone!
 Next Month: Spider-Man unmasked!
 32pgs/Rated T.../$2.99

THOR & THE WARRIORS THREE #9
 Written by BRIAN Q. MILLER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
 ***SUPERNATURAL:SURVIVAL***
 "SURVIVING THE DAWN"
 Odin is set upon by the Dark Fells. Twisted beings of hate who consume the blood of powerful beings to become more powerful themselves. They serve the Dark Con who has served up Odin as their latest meal. The Dark Fells gorge themselves on Odin's blood and soon will be powerful enough to shake the heavens themselves!
 Thor wrestles with the spirit of Yggdrasil as the World Tree seeks to make of him a permanent root. He needs a seed to create a powerful new World Tree, one that will hold all of the Ragnaroks, a Twilight Tree. Yggdrasil does not give up her seeds easily though, especially when the plan is to create a powerful rival! Who would control such a Tree? Who would spin the fates and destinies that spill from it? Thor has a plan, but it might just cost Asgard it's soul!
 The Warriors Three assemble Asgard's armies, the Twilight battle between Sif and the Enchantress approaches and now they must prepare themselves to fight both friend and foe before they destroy everything!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 CAPTAIN AMERICA #9
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by JAMES ROBINSON
 Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
 "YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN" Part Five of Six
 JAMES ROBINSON and ETHAN VAN SCIVER bring you The Penultimate Issue of YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN, the biggest Captain America arc yet in Age of Marvels, with a space battle of epic proportions!
 The refugees of a doomed world have escaped the Red Skull’s mechanical army on the ground, but will now have to fight him – using battered and beaten technology – in space. It looks like a losing battle, but then again – now that they’re off world – if their new ally, Steve Rogers can get outside of the nebula that blocks all interstellar transmissions – then he might be able to call for some much needed reinforcements.
 There’s just a problem. Captain America is too busy fighting the Red Skull on the main flagship “Winter’s End.”! So it’s up to fighter pilot Kal Malaz to do the job – but first – she’ll have to avoid detection from the elite stealth unit that hounded her men on the planet, who are now airborne, and if possible, even deadlier than their last meeting.
 Get ready for space combat like you’ve never seen it before!
 32pgs/Rated T.../$2.99

MARVEL GLOBAL!

TAKE A.I.M.! #9
 Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SEAN MURPHY
 “M.A.I.M.” Part One “WHAT'S SO CIVIL ABOUT WAR ANYWAY?”
 The jig is up! The news is out! They finally found him! The Scientist Supreme Monica Rappaccini knows that M.O.D.O.K. has been conspiring to take A.I.M. for nine issues... and needless to say, she's not happy about it! Its a full-on battle of the bee-keepers as A.I.M. goes to war against itself! When the dust settles, who will come out a head? (Get it? A head? M.O.D.O.K. is a giant head. It's funny.). Meanwhile, the Lizard is exposed as a triple agent – and the Living Laser doesn't take kindly to betrayal! (When he's not the one doing the betraying, that is!) . But what is Curt Connors' true cold-blooded plan? Is it possible that he's... a quadruple agent?!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #9
 Written by DAVID LISS
 Plot by MARVELL2100
 Art by STEFANO CASELLI
 "ATHENA Rising!" Part 2: Superior
 The all-female terror group ATHENA, led by the brilliant scientist known as Superia begin their attack on the World Leaders Summit in Hong Kong! The Chinese military proves no match for a small army of super powered women but help arrives from an unexpected source! Jimmy Woo, Kasper Kole and the LMD Max Fury have been tracking the group and arrive just in time to protect civilians and the world leaders! Meanwhile, Cloud 9 and Madam Hydra battle Superia aboard the ATHENA airship seeking to end her threat once and for all! But Superia has an ace up her sleeve and it involves Cloud 9's teammate, 3-D Man Delroy Garret! Elsewhere, the mystery of The Crying Man's return deepens as Jason, Ana and Romany find clues that the original has resurfaced and an old foe from Jason's past maybe the reason for his return!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #3
 Written By CULLEN BUNN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By EMMA VICELLI & NICK DRAGOTTA
 "Games of Death and Deceit!" Part 3: Blades, Bullets and Barracudas!
 In the rogue nation of Lavislav, Misty Knight and White Fox battle the dangerous assassins Bullet and Barracuda in the foreign offices of Cyber-Tek, the company suspected creating bio-tech weapons and selling them on the black market! Can they survive long enough to find out what Cyber-Tek has created? In the US, Colleen Wing faces off against Ghost Face Killer, another assassin sent to kill head Cyber-Tek scientist Michael Collins! Collins is the one who secretly contacted SHIELD about the illegal activities his company is involved in! After an intense fight, Colleen manages to escape with Collins. But he warns her that her teammates are in grave danger! They must get to Lavislav before Cyber-Tek's ultimate weapon is unleashed!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

SHIELD’60 #3
 Written by LEE CHILD
 Plot by cyberhubbs
 Art by MICHAEL LARK
 "WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE WATERLOO." PART 2 OF 2
 "We're careening down a dirt road in our pick-up. Robards is knocked-out in the passenger seat. Duggan took a gutshot, but he's in the flatbed with his Enfield doing his job. We've got goons in green jumpsuits at our back and their head honcho gaining ground in a milkman truck. Yeah. You never suspect it's the milkman who's running a secret HYDRA base and planning a chemical attack on the country's capitol. Anyway, we just gotta make it to the bridge we rigged to blow. It was a local landmark? You don't say..."
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

SPYMASTER #9
 Written by SCOTT SNYDER
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by J H WILLIAMS III
 ***WAR OF THE PARKERS***
 SHIELD want them. HYDRA wants them. Retired Super-spies Richard and Mary Parker are both double-agents who worked for both agencies. However, neither of the married couple realized that both of them were actually traitors until now. They have been fighting each other in their mini-war, but now they realized that due to their extensive classified info on each agency they are MOST WANTED of both agencies. In an unprecedented move both SHIELD and HYDRA team up to take on a mutual threat...the PARKERS. It may be up to Spymaster to keep both his mentors alive...somehow. However, it's up to Spider-Man and New Mutants Skaar, Spider-Girl (Mayday Parker from the future) and Outsider (female Multiple Man duplicate) to save Aunt May Parker who has been taken hostage as leverage. Unfortunately, for them they have to face Agents of Shield and Hydra, Mandroids, Spider-Slayers and the Chameleon!
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INVADERS INITIATIVE #8
 Written by FRED VAN LENTE
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by JEFTE PALO
 “TURTLES ALL THE WAY UP” Part 2 of 2 “WHEREABOUTS AND INQUIRIES” *A Secret World War Tie-in!*
 His friend and second-in-command, SABRA, imprisoned in the distorted reality prison of Absentia alongside his criminal recruits; an ancient, hyper-intelligent evil threatening to rewrite the world with the Large Hadron Collider; BARON ZEMO revealed to be the head of the Initiative…and JIM HAMMOND couldn’t care less! As he leads BLACK TOM CASSIDY and the UN’s secret soldiers against Mikaboshi’s counselor, Omoikane, the corrupted android will not be swayed…until a blast from the distorted Japanese spirit reboots his hard drive! With enemies on all sides, the Human Torch will have to play it reserved and smart, to take Omoikane down and return to Geneva in one piece! But when the still gloating Zemo announces his intention to keep Sabra and the others in suspended reality, Hammond will release the supernova…reducing Black Tom to cinders and revealing himself as a supposed traitor to the United Nations!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

ALPHA FLIGHT #8
 Written by BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by TY TEMPLETON
 “REDRAWN BORDERLINES” Part 2 of 3 “RUN PARALLEL” *A Secret World War Tie-In!*
 It’s chaos to the north…way up north and across the border, as Alphans Guardian, Puck and Marrina, with Beta Flight members Strongarm and Wild Child, are ambushed by the Roxxon agents they were trying to help! And when the terraforming technology the turncoats were trying to procure for their master, ancient spirit of evil Mikaboshi, is activated within Marrina herself, only the alien from Newfoundland and the Wendigo-possessed Wild Child will be left standing! But it’s tumultuously transforming ground they stand on, as the earth beneath Marrina’s feet begins warping into ash and coal! Meanwhile, back in Ottawa, Shaman, Snowbird, and Sasquatch prepare to head out and aid their friends…until all of Parliament Hill becomes surrounded by Roxxon agents claiming it as their new base of operations!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS!

CAGE & FINCH: NORTHERN LIGHTS #3
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by ALES KOT
 Art by SARA PICHELLI
 You Are Being Watched...
 “FUTURE STARTS SLOW” Part Three 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”.
 • The life of Cletus Kasady, hangs in the balance as he is hunted through the sewers by Gideon Mace. But why does Gideon Mace want Carnage dead – and more importantly – why is the Machine directing Luke Cage & Harold Finch to protect him, rather than stop him? This issue reveals what Carnage knows... as well as how he came to know it.
 • And to make matters even more interesting, on top of the problem with Carnage, a new number has come up, belonging to a rookie CIA Agent on her first day at the office – Alexandra “Alex” Kane, who is about to stumble into the Government’s best kept secret – Northern Lights! However, it’s not the fact that she’s discovered the information puts her life at risk. No, if only it were that simple. It’d be what she intends to do with the information next that puts Alex in the firing line – and even the assistance of Anya Corazon (who doesn’t know a thing about the Machine’s existence) aka Spider-Girl – may not be enough to stop her!
 Read More of Alex Kane’s story in PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL #9!
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

RALPH G. FAKE: THE LEGAL EAGLE #3
 Written by CHARLES SOULE
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by MARCIO TAKARA
 “77”
 It’s Harvey Birdman versus the Legal Eagle in mistrial case number one of seventy-eight! And yes, it’s going to be a long day. And yes, the vending machine in the lobby is out of order. And yes, the bailiff’s kicked out Ralph’s employees THE WRECKING CREW for getting into a fight with Birdman. And -- the former Mrs. Fake is taking the stand?! It’s an unpleasant trip down memory as Ralph’s first wife, Olga Hawshevnoff, testifies against him, and brings up a long list of his faults as a character witness! Boxes filled with incomplete to-do lists, unpaid bills, and anecdotes of fighting heroes on the streets and in the courts do not paint a pretty picture…but when you’re a half-griffin lawyer with a chip on your shoulder, you knew it was going to be an uphill battle! The Legal Eagle’s got just one ace up his sleeve, one that’s…actually only worked a few times under the influence of various adult beverages: unbearable charm! Well, fingers crossed!
 32pgs/Rated T+...$2.99

DAREDEVIL: GUARDIAN DEVILS #9
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by GREG RUCKA
 Art by BILLY TAN
 You Are Being Watched...
 “THE INFINITY GAME” Part Three of Four
 Daredevil’s fight with the Typhoid Mary reaches a conclusion and he returns to join the hunt for the answers of the Infinity Game in the penultimate issue unaware that Elektra has had a run in with the Purple Man, and has fallen to his elusive mind control tactics. Now get ready for a dramatic showdown between DAREDEVIL and ELEKTRA as Matt Murdock races to stop the Purple Man from putting his plan together!
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

MS. AMERICA #3
 Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by DUNCAN FEGREDO
 “THE LITTLE GUY” Part 1 of 2 “GOBLINS”
 After battling an Earth-shaking demon of monstrous proportions and powers across the multiverse, it’s time for Ms. America to return to rescuing the little guy on the street…from the very same demon she thought she’d sent into exile! But when she prepares to evacuate the people of San Francisco on Earth-615, she’ll find more than she bargained for: an entire town overrun by Goblins! And with the corrupted and crazed Goblin King Phil Urich leading his mutated city, America will have to fight through hordes of green, gray, and horned…while teleporting them out of the demon’s way! Except when the city empty’s and America returns home, she’ll discover where she sent the Goblins, to the San Francisco of 616!
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL #9
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
 Art by STEVE EPTING
 You Are Being Watched...
 “YOU’LL NEVER LEAVE HARLAN ALIVE” Part One of Two – NEW ARC! START READING HERE!
 Frank’s left Chicago behind him, at least for now. However, at the request of an old friend, Rachel Cole – he finds himself on a new assignment protecting a CIA Whistleblower who has some crucial information about a top secret project that could destroy the reputations and careers of everybody involved. However, that’s assuming that the Whistleblower, a young, ambitious woman named Alexandra “Alex” Kane (Editor's Note: See this month’s Cage & Finch: Northern Lights for her story!), escape the attention of the Hobgoblin, who has been hired to bring her down no matter the consequences.
 However, as both the Hobgoblin and the Punisher race to Harlan County, Kentucky - it soon becomes clear that they’re not the only ones watching what happens to Alex.
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

THE PROWLER #9
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
 Art by KERON GRANT
 “VITAL SIGNS”
 The police bearing down on him and his fellow vigilantes, his wife just days away from her due date, and his job at Hammer Industries threatened by his boss’ increasing obsessiveness…sounds like the perfect time for Hobie Brown to throw a long overdue baby shower! And it’s the oddest party ever as Hobie’s friend Josiah X, and interns Robbie (the rockin’ Rocket Racer) and Eugene (the frenetic Frog-Man) are joined by Hobie’s former partners-in-crime Rikki and Rico, Mindy’s friend Lauren (the…uh…Lady Stilt-Man) and Lauren’s brother Mark (the grating Goldbug). But without the masks, the party goes smoothly…until Mindy goes into labour! And before Hobie and his guests can get her out the door, one unexpected guest arrives: Rikki’s, Rico’s and Hobie’s former partner Rick Lawson, who reveals himself as the deadly and dangerous imposter PROWLER.
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

THE BUGLE #9
 Written by DAN SLOTT
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED & SUPERCOOPER
 Art by DAVE JOHNSON
 “HOW TO STAY OPTIMISTIC IN THE FACE OF DISASTER”
 - The Bugle’s never been more popular…all thanks to its new mascot/security guard/designated superhero/secretly mild mannered reporter Ethan Edwards -- THE TILLER! And between regular interviews, stopping the bombs, bruisers, and bullets of New York’s vengeful underworld, and trying to reconnect with fellow Skrull-in-hiding Blaire Barezi, Ethan’s never been busier!
 - With the Bugle staff in on the Tiller’s secret, one reporter has been oddly distant in her reaction…namely Betty Brant, whose budding relationship with Ethan has been put on pause since his revelation! But as Betty throws herself further into her research and meets with Blaire to help Ethan’s report, she’ll discover a neighbourhood of refugee Skrulls in New York City…and a chance for the Tiller to become more than a hero!
 - One last battle to win before they call it quits! Ben Urich, ace reporter, and J. Jonah Jameson, editor-in-chief, decide to take the fight back to Vanessa Fisk’s associates and put a stop to the threats against the newspaper! No capes, no powers…no problem.
 - From her room at New York General Hospital, Nora Winters begins to wake from her coma, only to find herself sharing a room with none other than the woman who put her there: Vanessa Fisk!
 32pgs/Rated T+...$2.99

AVENGERS 4 HIRE #3
 Written by ANDY DIGGLE
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by IAN CHURCHILL
 "Text me..Tweet me...Google me....EAT ME" Pt 2 of 3
•Night Thrasher, Agent Venom, Firestar and their dog Miss Lion have rented a rundown apartment in Roseland, a poor area on the southside of Chicago. They have been called due to an influx of a new highly addictive drug and super-powered clandestine organization that controls it...the Folding Circle. They have been the unseen puppet-masters along with Mr. Negative who are attempting to corner all the underworld not controlled by Kingpin. Thrash and Flash are ready for war. However, can a house full of heroes/vigilantes and a superdog with an attitude stay incognito? A invisible visitor may have the answer..enter Dr. Noah Body.
•The TMZ-esque Feed tries to interview Cage and Shang Chi after a major fight with the Maggia who in Youngstown. It doesn't end well for the cameramen or their cameras. The Feed follows Miraclewoman to a club, catch footage of her twerking and later getting in a fight on the dance floor. It doesn't end well for the cameramen...and their cameras. One man may have the answer to all A4H's PR problem's although his solution may be worse...enter Dollar Bill. Eric O'Grady aka Antman visits the super-villain infested Bar With No Name. He not there to beat up bad guys....no, he just there for a BAR RESCUE?!?
32 PGS/Rated T…$2.99

COSMIC MARVEL! Part 1

INFINITY WATCH#3
 Written by ROGER STERN
 Plot by MCGAFFER & MARVELL2100
 Art by KAARE ANDREWS
 "NEW GODS"
 Black Swan.....The Grandmaster feels his teeth thinking! They are not thinking good thoughts! He sought to take the powerful stone from some foolish little girl. He now finds himself twisted impossibly and begging that same girl to show some degree of mercy. From the smile on her face he can already guess her answer. He is practice for this new Mistress of Reality and he's about to be made into the perfect pet!
 Moondragon.....Swimming through an ocean of tears as a world melts down in her passing wake. Moondragon ripped the minds from everyone on a nearby planet just by noticing them. She realises the awful truth behind being skilled and being granted ultimate power. She now no longer knows her own strength. She feels the melted minds all around her and accidentally births her own nightmares in the horror. She watches as unspeakable abominations spring through the Astral Plane to seek victims. And then she feels another mind, Eternity himself! He is not pleased with events.
 Captain Mar-Vell.....Everywhere and nowhere. Mar-Vell cannot control where he is. The second he thinks of somewhere he is there. How can he stop himself from bouncing around all of existence? The answer lies with Sonath, but how does he know that? What could the Leader of the Intergalactic Council possibly do to control such power? Mar-Vell doesn't realise it yet but he's tearing existence apart. He wants to stay in one place, so he is. It's the places that he's thinking of that are coming to him, piece by torn piece!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #10
 Written By JONATHAN HICKMAN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By NICOLA SCOTT
 "Storm of the Century!" Part 3
 In the Negative Zone, a celebration begins in the city of Varese! King Elgard is proud to announce the marriage of his daughter Tarren to the Warlord of Harkov! It is a wedding that Tarren does not want and sought the help of the FF to prevent! However, Ben, Johnny and Wyatt Wingfoot fell before Elgard's elite warriors, the Sisterhood of Steel and are to be executed on the wedding day! Now, the Warlord and his entourage have arrived in the city to have a feast the night before the ceremony! At the festivities, the gathering throngs make their proclamations and toasts to the bride and groom. It is then that the Warlord removes his headgear to make a toast of his own and to the shock of all, is the exact identical twin of Johnny Storm, the Human Torch! Meet the Warlord of Harkov, J'Hon Storm the Human Inferno!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

NOVA CORPS: THE BORDER WARS #9
 Written By CARLOS PACHECO
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE MCKONE
 "Revenge of the Raptors!" Conclusion!
 A clash of cosmic powerhouses! Nova Prime Richard Rider in an all out battle against Darkhawk, leader of the Fraternal Order of Raptors! The Nova Corps have their first direct conflict against the Magus' Universal Church of Truth as Darkhawk is one of the Magus' High Cardinals! But the battle may turn against the Corps with the arrival with of another Acolyte, perhaps the most powerful of them all, Baron Karza! Someone who Nova knows quite well from his battle with the Enigma Force! And even if Richard and the Nova Corps survive this encounter there is an even greater threat to our universe! Lord Mar-Vell and the Revengers have arrived from the Cancerverse seeking the Infinity Gems! And he's brought someone very special to deal with Richard: The Anti-Nova! Next month, THE INFINITY EFFECT begins!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

WAR OF KINGS #9
 Written BY JOSHUA DYSART
 Plot BY MARVELL2100
 Art By DAVID MARQUEZ
Infinity Effect Prelude!
 The end of Heart of Darkness: The Abraxas War brought major change to the universe! The fall of the Shi'ar Empire! The rise of the Spartax! The Surfer now the Herald of Mistress Death! And Earth now recognized as a galactic power! But something else happened, something that went largely unnoticed until now. The Infinity Gems have returned to our universe and now lie in the hands of their chosen champions, The Infinity Watch! Also, the rift in which Abraxas came into our universe did not close completely which allowed another powerful entity to enter into our reality! This being senses powerful objects in our universe, objects in which he can use to achieve his ultimate goal, the end of Death! Lord Mar-Vell and the Revengers have arrived from the Cancerverse! The warring factions in our universe will have to put aside their differences and unite against Lord Mar-Vell or our universe will be destroyed! The INFINITY EFFECT begins!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

HIGH EVOLUTIONARY#2
 Written By DOUG MOENCH
 Plot By MCGAFFER
 Art By PAUL GULACY
 "COSMIC SMORGASBORD"
 The Acanti breeding ground, rich with possibilities for genetic research! One problem is the bothersome insects that have infested the area, they have some rudimentary English which is slightly surprising...for the length of a heartbeat! The Brood is what they call themselves. A cosmic termite race! But then given the size of the universe perhaps they are not cosmic but quite simply a mundane and yet slightly bothersome insect problem in this vast immensity. Scale is everything! And so scale is what the High Evolutionary shall experiment with, to cross an Acanti with a Brood Queen, what monstrosity will that create? Will the other Broodlings hollow out this new creature to use as a living vessel? Will HE, like Jonah, be swallowed by the new great whale? Possibly. But what is science without risk? These Acanti hold secrets and these Broodlings know them best, introducing them much closer to one another may open up doorways to new areas. Of course the universe could suffer horribly as a consequence, or the universe could adapt to a new superpredator. Evolution on a cosmic scale, borne out of frantic desperation. Fascinating!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARS #3
 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by KEV WALKER
 "Buried Alien"
 "I remember red skies, some sort of crisis, running faster than I've ever ran before into the light and then into darkness. Months ago I awaken on a strange world as alien to me as I must be to it. Buried under what seems like a mountain with no memory and only remnants of a red and yellow outfit and ring with a lightning symbol. I somehow have super-speed which saved me from my tomb of rocks. I speed across the world and see 2 factions at war. One group resides in a castle under the control of powerful sorceress with an iron mask who calls herself Lady Doom. The other faction is led by winged-woman who calls herself the Wasp. I've spied on both groups and have seen unbelievable characters. Talking racoons with guns and attitudes, a red hulking creature, a man armored in a war machine, a thunder god, a living bomb and a mysterious prisoner who lies in the dungeon. The Wasp's group call themselves the Avengers and Lady Doom has her Legion of Doom. More have arrived now, there is major battle at the castle and it's time for me to make my presence known. I must let these other lost ones know what I know...especially that this planet is actually alive!"
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

COSMIC MARVEL! Part 2

ADAM WARLOCK #9
 Written By JIM STARLIN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE PERKINS
 "Infinity: The Gathering" Part 3
 Dark forces gather again to threaten our universe! The cosmic heroes will gather to face a foe so powerful that he denies Death! Warlock and the Infinity Watch are the possessors of the Infinity Gems! They must be protected against Lord Mar-Vell, ruler of the Cancerverse who has invaded our dimension to find the Gems and use them to kill Mistress Death! But in the quiet before the storm, Warlock privately meets with his dark twin the Magus as they both know what's at stake for our universe. They have agreed to temporarily end their aggressions towards each other as the greater threat must be dealt with. Warlock asks his otherself if he will join with the rest to save our dimension from the invaders. The Magus replies that there are more than enough heroes and cosmic forces to deal with Lord Mar-Vell and that his time is best suited elsewhere. As Warlock leaves, The Magus turns to the object hidden within the small chest he carries. It is the Null Force, an artifact of immense power. As the object glows, he smiles, knowing that very soon he will use this object to save the universe in it's time of greatest need! The INFINITY EFFECT begins next month!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

THE INHUMANS #9
 Written By ROBERT VENDETTI
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MARK BROOKS
 Project Wideawake! Part 3: Inhumane!
 Karnak and Vibraxas lead a joint Inhuman/Wakandan strike team to the Savage Land to rescue Luna and Ahura from Project Wideawake! As they battle through heavily armed soldiers, they manage to breakaway into the chamber where the two Inhumans are being held! Once inside, Karnak eyes Luna and Ahura unconscious inside stasis chambers and immediately rushes to free them as Vibraxas deals with the soldiers. At that moment, Tom Corsi enters the chamber flanked by the program's newest recruits, the U-Foes! Will any Inhumans or Wakandans leave Project Wideawake alive? Meanwhile, in the vast Siberian wastelands, a figure stirs from the rugged, frozen tundra! He has no idea where he's been or how long he's been out. The last thing he remembers is sacrificing himself to save his people. Now this Inhuman king must find his people and save them again from the forces that would tear them asunder! In Attilan, Medusa awakens from her slumber in a panicked, cold sweat! She can feel it inside her soul! He is coming to reclaim his throne and to rule Attilan once again! And in the far reaches of space, a ship is headed towards Earth that will determine the ultimate fate of the Inhumans!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

SILVER SURFER: HERALD OF DEATH #9
 Written By CHRISTOS GAGE
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By DUSTIN WEAVER
 Black Sun Rising! Part 1: Silver and Black!
 The Surfer, now filled with doubt, contemplates over his recent conversation with Galactus! Can Mistress Death be trusted to keep her word and keep Shalla Bal alive? And what is her ultimate goal? But before Norrin Radd can give it further thought, he is hit by a powerful energy blast by the newly resurrected Black Sun! The Surfer's most powerful adversary from The Million Worlds War has been returned to life by Lord Order and Master Chaos to end the Silver Surfer's life and restore balance to the universe! Recovering quickly, the Surfer engages in an all-out showdown as it's the Power Cosmic vs the Enigma Force! But will our two combatants notice the portals opening up all around them as a new threat enters the battle? Lord Mar-Vell has emerged from the Cancerverse and has sent his Imperialist Guard to kill the Surfer! The INFINITY EFFECT begins
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

FUTURE IMPERFECT #3
 Written By DAN ABNETT
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By KHARI EVANS
 "The Future Is Now!" Part 3
Guest Starring the Black Panther!
 Doom 2099's battle with the Panther ends in a stalemate as the two are both too evenly matched! But Doom does not leave empty handed! Although he was unable obtain T'Challa for his Black Cabinet, another Wakandan who may prove more suitable to his needs has stepped into his place: M'Baku, leader of the White-Gorilla Tribe! Now it's on to the deep of the Atlantic Ocean and the fabled city of Atlantis where the next member of his Cabinet awaits! Deep into the blackness of space, Doom's arrival from the future has caught the attention of a foe who will have an encounter with him in the future and lose! Aron, the Rogue Watcher, eyes Doom intently with a burning hatred! He may have lost to the Latverian Monarch in the future but now is his opportunity to destroy his rival in the here and now!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: BEHIND ENEMY LINES #9
 Written By MALCOLM JONES
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By AARON LOPRESTI
 "How To Stop A Wedding And Save A Galaxy" Part 3
 The Guardians failed to stop the wedding of Gray'Ven and Deathbird and their reward for failure is death! Quill, Bug, Mantis and Lilandra face execution for the bombing of the wedding that killed thousands but didn't stop the ceremony! However it was D'Ken, mad brother of Deathbird and Lilandra who was responsible for the deadly attack and managed to escape his prison in all the confusion with the help of secret allies! Now the Spartax plan to broadcast the execution of the Guardians to show the galaxy what happens to those who attack their empire! The remaining Guardians must now mount a rescue attempt to save their teammates with the help of the Shi'ar rebels and The Imperial Guard led by the powerful Gladiator! Next issue sees the arc that will see a major status quo change for the Guardians! THE INFINITY EFFECT begins!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 1

MAGIK #9
 Written by KIERON GILLEN
 Plot by SUNOFDARKCHILD
 Art by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD'
 Illyana can barely remember the last time she was on Earth. Now that she is free to travel between the realm she rules and the planet of her birth, there are a few things she has to learn. Like what kind of magic can turn cotton into candy? What is 'jaywalking' and why was she given a 'ticket' for doing it? What is the importance of these strange green pieces of paper called 'Benjamins?' Or what 'getting hit on' means. Get ready world, because here comes Magik!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE DEFENDERS #9
 Written by MIKE MIGNOLA
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
 “DEFEND THE FUTURE” Part Two “THREE LIEUTENANTS AND THE STRANGEST OF BEDFELLOWS ”
 Trapped in the grimdark future of 2040 where Dormammu has conquered the Earth Realm, the Defenders have allied with the resistance and look to systematically take out the Lord of the Dark Dimension's lieutenants. It's Hulk, Namor, Dr. Strange and the Silver Surfer against Mangog, Tiger Shark, and Baron Mordo! But when things go horribly awry, the Defenders will have to look for help from the most unexpected of allies... the Cabal of 2040! Does all hope lie in Doom, Dracula, and Dr. Strange's father-in-law, Mephisto?!
 Meanwhile, having lost the fight with his future self, the Beyonder is completely depowered and offered as a sacrifice to Dormammu. Can the no-longer-omnipotent rapscallion open negotiations on behalf of the Defenders? Do the Defenders want him negotiating for them?
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

GOD SQUAD #9
 Written by KURT BUSIEK
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by STEVE DILLON
 "NEW ARRIVALS"
***Supernatural:Survival***
 New Gods are falling from the sky all across the world! They are Shuma-Gorath's children and they have been promised a world of their own, full of delicious morsels for them to devour. Shuma-Gorath has claimed Gaea as his bride and opens up Earth to horrors not seen for millennia, but he's about to learn that other Gods have an interest in Earth too. The God Squad are stretched thin as they try to take on all of Shuma-Gorath's abominations but help is on hand! Beta-Ray Bill meet Merlyn, you wouldn't mind saving the world would you?
 The Dark Con sits on his throne and...hesitates. Maybe he'll wait and watch how this one turns out and see who's ripe for the picking when the dust settles.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


MIDNIGHT SONS #8
 Written by MIKE RAICHT
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by CLAY MANN
 "RUMBLINGS"
***Supernatural:Survival***
 ***Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs Dracula! Dracula has worked many a spell and spilled a lot of blood preventing the plague of Slayers from arising in his world and he's not taking Buffy's arrival well! And their fight does not go unnoticed, the Dark Rider watches intently whilst preparing to bathe the winner in cleansing fire!
 ***Gandalf is forced to journey to the Hyborian Age to negotiate, yet again, with Queen Sonja. Please stop beheading the refugees when they don't bow reverently enough and stop arranging gladiatorial contests. Which is why Gandalf finds himself in the arena facing three of Queen Sonja's most powerful sorcerers. The order comes silkily down from the throne "Entertain me!"
 ***Brother Voodoo tries to gain answers to the Dark Con's emergence and if Hell can't provide answers then he's just going to have to go knocking on Heaven's door. Risking everything he sneaks into the Vatican Catacombs, it's time to speak to a dead Saint or two.
 ***Vampire-By-Night celebrates still being alive by joining Jennifer Kale on a mission to the Black Forest in Germany! They're planning on recruiting Herne the Hunter for the fight, but Herne has only one thing on his mind. Especially when such delectable prey walks so willingly into his forest!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DOOM #10
 Written by NEIL GAIMAN
 Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Supernatural:Survival***
 'IN DOOM, WE TRUST!'
 Doom has an ally in his war with the Dark Con, Heaven itself! True, he wasn't granted access past Heaven's doors (and he has made note of that insult for later) but he has been granted an army of Angels to help him take the fight to the Dark Con. These Angels just need to be remade, remade in the image of Doom! Doom fits them in armour of his own design and gifts them with weapons that come from the darkest corners of his mind. Their own heavenly weapons are useless, they have proved ineffective against the Dark Con for millennia. It is in Doom we now trust! But can the Angels work alongside the dark creatures of the world? Can they truly take orders from Doom? Doom must test this. Which is why a quick foray into Umar's Realm is made, "Bring me Umar's head" Let's see what Angels are really made of!
 The Dark Con has not been idle. He will not permit Doom to become the thorn in his side that festers and poisons. He has made recruitments of his own and now the Marquis of Death walks this Earth!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


CABAL #9
 Written by DANIEL WAY
 Art by FRANK CHO
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Supernatural:Survival***
 'NEW WORLD ORDER'
 The Cult of the skull continues to grow as Morgan Le Fay stokes the fires of passion amongst them as they bring the Cabal's ruling hand to those who have not yet seen the light. The Red Skull and the Maestro cross the border into Russia on their own and stare down the Red Army assembled there. Their grins say it all, "It's your funeral!" Countries are falling to the Cabal in quick order and soon the Skull's rule will be complete. Of course he will have to decide soon whether or not he will still be serving the Dark Con, but for the moment they are more then surviving in this new world! the mystic community is slowly being eradicated and the Skull's followers taking their place. The Prime Minister of Britain painted his head red live on TV this morning as he handed Britain to the Skull. It has been reported since that the people of Britain have foolishly risen up against this, but that is why he has the Cabal. The Molecule Man is sent to Britain to remake it as the Skull see's fit. And on the white cliffs of Dover stands Gandalf, Dracula and the Watch! Has the Grey Pilgrim's whispered words made any impact on Owen Reece? Britain is about to find out!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 2

GUNSLINGER #9
 Written by STEPHEN KING
 Art by LEINAL FRANCIS YU
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Supernatural:Survival***
 'WALKING THE BADLANDS'
 Eve tries to make her way across the Badlands, unfortunately her father is currently walking with Angels, literally! That fact, coupled with the Dark Con's burning desire for all things named Doom, has made Eve a valued prize and the Badlands have always crawled with demons. These demons are looking for any angle to survive in the Dark Con's world and Eve could just be that solution, which is why she finds herself hunted by Skin-Walkers this dark night. The shadows themselves turn deadly nas a desperate game of survival begins, but the Skin-Walker's are about to find that Eve wouldn't have it any other way. There's enough lead in her guns to spare for those who want to wash her boots with their blood.
Scarecrow hears the guns in the distance of the cold night. he grins as he produces a sack cloth hood and starts to slowly pull it over echo's head, "Like to copy people do we?" Maybe he won't hand Echo over to the Dark Con after all, she looks like she'll make a pretty Scarecrow! One good enough for him!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE WATCH #9
 Written by JAMES O'BARR
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by ESAD RIBIC
 "STIRRINGS"
***Supernatural:Survival***
 The Fallen Stars have been woken! The angels that fell to Earth after Lucifer's war on Heaven but felt shame at their actions. They gave themselves over to stone and entered a sleep, supposedly for eternity. Now they stare on creation again, specifically Caretaker who informs them that mankind has need of them, perhaps this is how they earn their wings back? the challenge is not a simple one, the Molecule Man approaches and it is unknown what his intentions are. Can they save Britain from his possible wrath? Meanwhile Roland Deschain strides right into the House of Commons, the Prime Minister has painted his head red and is trying to hand over Britain to the Red Skull, it's time to put these worn out boots to some good.
 Ian McNee feels something stirring, a cowboy just walked onto TV and kicked the Prime Minister all over Parliament and he feels something growing. Britain's homes have always been the spiritual home of magic, and those born on this land feel the wrongness of the Dark Con within them. Can they spread this feeling to the rest of the world?
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEXTWAVE REBORN #8
 WRITTEN BY: Marv Wolfman
 PLOT BY: Mighty Roman
 ART BY: Mateus Santoluoco
 'Age of Meerkats Part 2:The Captain Corps?'[*] Explosions! Events! Everything Changes Here! Do not Miss! All words that will get your attention, but don't really happen in this issue![*] The Marvel Meerkats continue their Reign of Terror across the Universe, and another planet is destroyed! One that people have actually heard of! Sure, it didn't have any intelligent life on it, but its the little acts of galactic destruction that matter.[*] Meanwhile, Dherain 3, the largest bar in the universe is under attack! Angry Bar-goers are angry! Things explode! Machine Man short circuits! And Nextwave actually remember that planets are being destroyed by super-powered Meerkats![*] And in one semi-populated Bar's darkest hour, a new group of heroes are here to save the day! Meet The Captain Corps-The Captain's biggest fans?
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Journey into Mystery: Duck's Dozen #3
 Written by: PETER MILLIGAN
 Plot by: MIGHTY ROMAN
 Art by: ART ADAMS
 'Avengers Everywhere'
 "C'mon, Wilson, everyone's been an Avenger. And everywhere on Earth has had its own Avengers. Have you heard of the St Helena Avengers? And as for the Artic Circle Avengers? Well, Goodnight, sweet princes. A flight of Meerkat Aliens sing you to rest."[*] The Squadron Superior have almost been defeated. Now its a fight to the death between Nighthawk and Nighthawk! The All-New grim and gritty version of the winged watchmen has some questions for the crooked lawyers of Hell's Kitchen about the new judge at the city Courthouse: Jimmy Mephisto-Can he be trusted?[*] Meanwhile, Ant-Man has to deal with the collective consequences of being the new Sorceror Supreme-consequences both dangerous and dreary! The world's smallest superhero now has to deal with dimensional demons and prosaic paperwork! Not to mention the agonising alliteration of the dread demon Dormammu![*] Meanwhile, Howard the Duck continues his trip through the 1960s! On the run from the Savage Avengers, the Duck Detective has to seek refuge with the Mightiest heroes that No-one has heard of-does anyone remember the South Philadelphia Avengers?
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SUPERNATURAL/LADY DEATH
 ***MINI-SERIES***
 Written by NEIL GAIMAN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
 "HELL AND HIGH HEELS"
 Lady Death was cursed by the Lucifer of her universe so that she could never return to Earth while the living walked. She swore to circumvent the curse by eradicating all life on the planet. Turns out, the curse applies to any Earth in the multiverse - and the only thing standing across the Hellmouth that she opened to get into our world... is Buffy the Vampire Slayer! One will stand, the other will fall. Does feminist icon Buffy Summers have what it takes to eliminate the 90's bad-girl goddess once and for all? Or will Buffy's patron Gandalf have to humble himself and ask for help – from Dr. Doom!
 Meanwhile, a powerless Mephisto seduces Lady Death's arch-rival Purgatori into a marriage contract. Lady Death killed Purgatori's lover, Lucifer, but can another devil fill the void in her heart? And do these nefarious nuptials threaten the reign of the new Queen of Hell, Mephista? Her husband, the Sorceror Supreme Stephen Strange, thinks so, and he summons the Defenders for a preemptive strike against a very literal mother-in-law from hell!
 64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.50

HULK #9
 Written by MARK WAID
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDY KUBERT
***SUPERNATURAL:SURVIVAL***
"Displaced Paranormal Activities"
•The Leader test his new protege Amadeus Cho. He's big plans for Cho which include taken over technology, his legacy and the world. A major obstacle to his plans has always been the Hulk. However, since the "Dawn of the Devil" the Hulk has been missing in action.
•At the Clinic for Paranormal Research, a group of 7 unusual suspects gather to learn about the monsters inside each of them. They have all been given monikers to describe their abilities and to keep themselves anonymous. Antibody, Mastodon, Friction, Blur, Sponge, Mutator and Scorcher. The group have bonded amongst themselves, but they do not trust the Clinic. However, now they meet their new therapist/mentor....DOC GREEN!?!
32PGS./Rated T $2.99

DARK AVENGERS #9
 Written by WARREN ELLIS
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by MIKE DEODATO JR
***SUPERNATURAL:SURVIVAL***
"Reminding me of self"
 Guest-Starring Buffy!They are both predators, hunters, slayers and their main prey is Vampires. Buffy meets Blades and although they have alot in common their instincts, paranoia and reflexes take over. In the darkness two soldiers fight in all sorts of volatile manners until they reach a standstill and their momentary ceasefire. Buffy reveals the truth about the Dark Con, the Talis Clan and the danger the Dark Avengers are in. Now, Buffy must meet the other teammates, unfortunately Angela has already determined that BUFFY MUST....DIE!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 1

ASTONISHING X-MEN #9
 Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by KEN ROCAFORT
 “AGE OF X-TINCTION” Part Three of Three “GOODNIGHT CYBERTRON”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 Everything since Megatron first launched his plan to turn Earth's Sentinel armada into Decepticons has been leading to this moment! Megatron's effort to conquer Earth has failed, but his vile machinations have brought the wrath of the Celestials down upon the planet Cybertron! The Astonishing X-Men have detonated a weapon of mass mutation to activate the mutant powers of the planet's natives, and now its up to Jean Grey and the Scarlet Witch to lead a battalion of mutant transformers in a last ditch effort to repel the angered space gods! Witness the final fate of Megatron as Arishem the Judge imposes his sentence! And when the mutant-finding device Cerebro is exposed to a life-giving Cybertronian spark, the Astonishing X-men's team mandate may just expand from protecting a world that hates and fears them... to a galaxy that does the same!
 Meanwhile, as the citizens of Utopia rebuilt their community within the deadly Savage Land, an election is held and the results are in. All hail the new mayor of Utopia... Legion! Got a problem? Take it up with his chief of staff – Devil Dinosaur!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

AGENTS OF FUTURE PAST #9
 Written by JEFFREY DEAVER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by NEAL ADAMS
 "TIME TO BURN!"
 S.H.I.E.L.D. Base Perception Tower - Project C.A.B.L.E. Update #28643 Stryfe finally shows himself, for a prize unlike any other has presented itself and he must claim it. The Winter Legacy! Bucky Barnes is infected with something unbelievably powerful. SHIELD got their hands on Cable's bionic arm, which was fused with powerful time travel technology, which they further armed with their own adapted version of the Legacy Virus so that Bucky could fight the Decepticons! No one wondered what would happen if you introduced the energy of the All-Spark to the Legacy Virus - and now all of time will pay the price! The Winter Legacy walks through the time-stream itself and infects strands at will. Soon time itself will be entirely corrupted! Unless Bishop can do something about it of course, but to save his friend he must cut away the infected parts of the time-stream. How can he cauterize time? Stryfe has the answer... but in exchange he wants Legacy!
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS #9
 Written by CHRIS YOST
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by MIKE CHOI
 “DECEPTION POINT” Part Three of Three
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation***
 A Sorcerer in league with the Decepticons has been manipulating the Brotherhood of Mutants into dreamlike states where they believe they are being attacked by far greater numbers than they actually are. However, there’s just one problem – they’re still being attacked, and the adults at the Brotherhood’s HQ are taking longer than their new recruits had hoped to wake up!
 Can the new mutants hold off the North Pole base from Decepticons until the more experienced X-Men awaken from their dreamlike state? That is assuming, they wake up at all! Find out who makes it through alive in the conclusion to the Weapons of Mass Mutation!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

THE UNCANNY X-MEN #9
 Written by RICK REMENDER
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by CHRIS BACHALO
 “FAMILY FEUD” Part One “I AM THE LAW”
 Kitty Pryde was trained to survive in a world that hates and fears her. She was not trained... for press conferences! How will she explain the results of the X-Men's first government-sanctioned mission to the media? How will she explain the X-Men's fight against... Force Works?!
 After saving the President and the White House from renegade Sentinels, the Uncanny X-Men are still acclimating to their new-found position when the powers-that-be ask them to apprehend Deadpool's outlaw Force Works team, who is responsible for some recent large-scale property damage and counts amongst their membership noted criminals like Juggernaut and Ghost. Problem is, Force Works also has members that are very close to the X-Men: X-23 and Silver Fox! When the confrontation happens, how will Wolverine deal with them? How will Daken, the team's most unscrupulous member? Will this family feud cause the X-Men to fall apart on their first federally approved outing? Continued in DEADPOOL & FORCE WORKS #9, on sale now!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

DEADPOOL & FORCE WORKS #9
 Written by JASON AARON
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by MATTEO SCALERA
 “FAMILY FEUD” Part Two “I FOUGHT THE LAW”
 Last ish we managed to fake-out Cytorrak and get Juggernaut his powers back (I'm sure that situation is fully resolved and will not come back to haunt us in any way!). Problem is, Juggernaut trashed like half the country while Cytorrak was controlling him, then Hit-Monkey did the same when he briefly possessed the Crimson Gem (setting human-lesser primate relations back 100 years in the process. Sorry Jane Goodall!). For some reason all the mass destruction pissed off the federal government, and they've sent their new FDA-approved mutant team to arrest us – the Uncanny X-Men! How could they? Me and Wolverine are bros! Kitty and I used to play Street Fighter II together! And Storm... well, okay Storm never liked me, I get why she'd want to beat me up.
 Two of your favorite Uncanny teams are about to collide, so buy the book! There will be words and action, betrayals and romance, complex interpersonal relationship development and fart jokes. And in the end, I think we'll all learn a valuable lesson about what really matters - being an X-Family!
•Issue comes with a friendship bracelet that has a little X on it! (Adorable!)
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99
Continued from THE UNCANNY X-MEN #9, on sale now!

LEGENDARY WOLVERINE #9
 Written by JEFF LEMIRE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by DECLAN SHALVEY
 “YOUNG MAN LOGAN: KILLED HIM A BEAR”
 It was 1849 and it had been three years since James and Victor fled the Howlett estate in Alberta. At the height of the Gold Rush, the fifteen year old boys found themselves making their way to the mountains of California where they would be taken in by an unexpected mentor: John C. "Grizzly" Adams - a hunter, a trapper, and a mutant with the power to turn into a mighty bear! Although they would learn much from Adams over the months, the greatest lesson would be in survival. When Victor inadvertently draws the ire of the malevolent Native American spirit, the Demon Bear, the boys must survive when Adams is possessed! Can they keep their mentor alive in a kill or be killed situation? Or were all his lessons for naught, and are their claws still the only solution they know?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

MAGNETO VS. THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #2 (of 2)
 Written by NICK SPENCER
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Magneto vs. The Avengers!
 The creative team of Nick Spencer and Francesco Francavilla bring you the second and final issue in a special out of continuity mini-series that continues from last month’s epic cliffhanger!
 • The Avengers have arrived to stop Magneto, but it’s too late for the Inhumans, the Guardians and the X-Men – who have all fallen before the feet of Erik Lensherr. However, Magneto’s about to face his biggest challenge yet – the Avengers! Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow Captain America, Spider-Man... and many more!
 • However, first – he’s going to have to escape from the temporary prison beneath Avengers Tower – and then make his way up to the top, one dead Avenger at the time! But will Earth’s Mightiest Heroes be enough for Magneto to handle? Or has he met his match? And what about its villains?
 • Plus, in this issue, learn why this world’s Magneto made the decision to take on the Marvel Universe.
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-FORCE #7
 Written by JEPH LOEB
 Plot by LOREC
 Art by ED MCGUINNESS
 “THE LORDS OF WAR” Part Two “THE 100”
 Miami, Florida is a place of sun, sand, beautiful women, handsome men, and more recently, 100 mutants who work for Sebastian Shaw. Placed around various popular locales in Miami such as Miami Beach, the Art Deco district, South Beach, and Ocean Drive, their orders are to cause as much random violence as possible when they are given the go-ahead. Until then, they are to mingle with the populace and maintain a low profile.
 Armed with knowledge of the impending attack on Miami, Cable, Rachel, and X-Force teleport to the city. Moments after their arrival, law enforcement attempt to apprehend them because of the attack at the Pentagon. Rachel, Synch, and Ricochet attempt to reason with authorities while Cable, Domino, and Warpath attempt to slip away. However, a member of the 100 spies them and decides to attack...
 At an unknown location, Sebastian Shaw meets with a hooded figure. As the hooded figure gives instructions, Shaw's only response is “Yes Lord Bogan.”
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 2

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #9
 Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by CHRIS SAMNEE
 “OUT OF TIME” Part Two of Two
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation***
 The most Unexpected Marvel Tie-In of The Year (So Far) comes to a conclusion with a deadly battle for the heart of London City! Can Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr stop the Decepticons from activating a disused bomb, left over from World War II that will obliterate the City of London if allowed to go off? Or will they all crash and burn, leaving history forever altered?
 Justin Jordan and Chris Samnee bring you a conclusion that you won’t want to miss.
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-FACTOR #9
 Written by PETER DAVID
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by MITCH GERADS
 “DOWN TO EARTH” Part Two of Two
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 Team X-Factor is trapped in a towering Tokyo Skyscraper as a Decepticon holds all but Shatterstar hostage! However, there’s just one problem – Shatterstar didn’t make it out because he was arrested by the resident law enforcement, rendering him behind bars! However, SHIELD isn’t exactly going to leave their allies alone and cut-off, especially when the Decepticon they’re currently facing contains crucial information about their organization! With only 6 hours remaining before he can contact Megatron, Shatterstar and SHIELD are going to have to come up with a plan.
 Introducing a New Ally to the X-Factor, SHIELD Agent Harper Keen, making her Age of Marvels debut. However, there’s a problem. Keen has some sinister secrets of her own from a mysterious past that’s about to come to light once again, just when the X-Factor, and the world, didn’t need it to.
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-S.C.A.P.E. #8
(X-Men/SHIELD Coalition Assistance Protection & Extraction Team)
 Written by GAIL SIMONE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
 “Y, OH Y”
 Nick Fury is in a coma, Dum Dum Duggan has taken him into protective custody, and project X-S.C.A.P.E. has officially been placed on hiatus by S.H.I.E.L.D. Command! Without direction, Dazzler, Dani, and Northstar return to the X-Mansion but resolve to uncover the whereabouts of their still missing teammate: Jimmy Hudson. What they find will shock them... Jimmy has been corrupted by the enigmatic Romulus, made to carry on his father's legacy as a living weapon – Weapon Y! Is he beyond saving? And will the former X-Scapees be able to trust help from an unexpected source – Wolverine's other son, the devious Daken?!
 Meanwhile, the Braddock siblings return to Muir Island in the United Kingdom where they must confront a long simmering threat. Does this signal the return... of Excalibur?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

X-MEN VS. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 ***Limited Anthology Series****
 “MUTANT ON MUTANT VIOLENCE” Part Two
 Written by JASON AARON
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by CHRIS BACHALO
 Oroku Saki has consumed the mutagen and outfitted himself in razor-sharp adamantium armor, and now it's the Super Shredder versus the Wolverine! But while that battle rages, the X-Men and the Ninja Turtles must content with the Shredder's new minions... genetically-modified anthropomorphic animals with an X-gene that allows them to develop super-human abilities. In other words, mutants with mutant powers! Who will escape the sewers alive?
 “COWABUNGA”
 Written by CHRIS YOST
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by CHRIS SAMNEE
 Nighcrawler versus the Rat King! Rocksteady and Bebop versus Kitty and Jubilee! Tokka and Rahzar versus Sabretooth! Karai versus X-23! Baxter Stockman versus Beast! In the grand conclusion of the crossover, witness all the fights you demanded!
 64 PGs./Rated T...$4.50

THE SECRET HISTORY OF MUTANTS #2
 Written by JASON LATOUR
 Plot by KINGKASARA
 Art by CHIP ZDARSKY
 “THE SALEM WITCHBREED TRIALS” Part Two
 The Secret History of Mutants class begin its investigation into the history of the Salem Witchbreed Trials! Sage, Strong Guy, and Marvel Girl go to the town archives while Maggot, Petra, and Morph are sent to the town museum to see the other side of things. Two stories begin to emerge: the museum talks about the threat posed by a malicious coven of witchbreed, stopped only by the valiant leadership of “Preacher John.” Meanwhile, the archives seem to tell a different tale: that of innocent men, women, and children persecuted for having abilities they didn't understand, by a supernaturally persuasive preacher. Sage realizes that something is very wrong, and goes to find her students. Unfortunately, Petra almost immediately wanders off to do her own thing, while Maggot tries to bring her back. The latter is an obvious mutant, and attracts some attention. The wrong kind of attention. You see, Salem has been mutant-free ever since the Witchbreed Trials. And the locals think that’s just fine. In fact, you might stay they think it’s Sublime…
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #7
 Written by MARJORIE LIU
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by PHIL NOTO
 “PEACE WALKERS" Part Three
 Things have been getting more tense as the walk across America goes on and gains more national attention. Anti-mutant groups are attacking and crowding around the group with growing frequency, supplies are running low and more innocent people are getting hurt in the crossfire. Surge and the leader of the walkers, Morgan Carter, decide to have everyone hide and reorganize themselves in a little town in Kansas for the night, but soon after, some mysterious figures start to descend upon the town, armed with rifles and a drive to burn everything down...
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99


 NEW MUTANTS #9
 Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
 "From Cradle to Grave”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation***
 They were born as Samuel, Rahne, Jonas, Evan, Babygirl, Jonothon and Paige. They were born again as Cannonball, Wolfbane, Chamber, Spyke, Parasite and Husk...NEW MUTANTS. From birth they have been watched due to x-gene that is a part of who they are. From birth, Megatron has monitored their every move due to nano-implants and surveillance drones. He's had haunted their dreams and nightmares since they were toddlers. Mutants are the x-factor that could be the fly in ointment of Decepticon invasion. Now that these young mutants are growing into their full power-set It it time for Decepti-drones to attack. Can the mutants hope to survive assault drones that can transform, fly and move before you can think? First they have to found and the cybernetic mutant protector Nanny has them. She's injected the New Mutants with a nanite of a techno-virus obtain from the Technarchy (Warlock's race). Once they awaken from their induced dream state they will be techno-organics mutants and ready to take on the Decipticons....but a what costs!?!
 32 PGS./Rated T…$2.99

KOOKY MARVEL!

DOC SAMSON: SUPERHUMAN THERAPIST#2
 Written By: DAN SLOTT
 Plot by: MIGHTY ROMAN
 Art by: WILL CONRAD
 'Big Time Part 2: The Fabled Isle of Manhattan'[*] Avast, me hearties! It's Jack Sparrow here. Captain Jack Sparrow. Greatest pirate ever to sail the seas. Anyway, me ship has just crashed in some park, and ran over a couple 'o seadogs, then some crazy green-haired landlubber tried commandeering The Pearl saying that I belonged in some Loony Bin! I wasn't havin' any o' that, so he is now in the lower quarters of The Pearl, under Lock and Key. I ate the key. Or fed it to a monkey, I don't quite remember. Anyway, I'm here now, to pillage your towns and steal your rum! Oh, and one more thing, this here book will now be called Captain Jack Sparrow: Greatest Captain Ever, savvy?
 32PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS #6
 Written By JIM STERANKO
 Plot By MCGAFFER
 Art By HERB TRIMPE
 "LET THE BACON HIT THE FLOOR..."
 Spider-Ham to the rescue! Man-Thing has been captured by the Thule Society who are planning on using the Nexus to win the war in an instant, Nazi's everywhere throughout all of time. Man-Thing is trapped in an arcane crystal trap which uses him as a conduit to control the Nexus. The rest of the Basterds are busy dealing with the Nazi's guarding the crystallized Man-Thing while Spider-Ham steps through the portal to find the Nazi's that have gone back in time. The only problem is he's greeted by a world of Nazi's including a group specifically waiting for him and led by one of the world's most evil creations Spider-Swine!!! He grew up in a world that rewarded the most powerful and sadistic and he knew that his past self would come to spoil the party. It's time for a BBQ!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

REIGN OF GALACTA #4
 Written by KATE BEATON
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by FAITH ERIN HICKS
 “I Got the Power (Cosmic)!”
 It’s been about two weeks since Gali and company managed to drive Galactus away from Earth, but they all know that he’ll be back. Enough of the moping, though, because our cosmic-powered teen is feeling awesome! The rest of the world, not so much. Tensions start to arise from newsgroups and other heroes from around the world, questioning themselves and Gali on whether having a small, adorable purple target for Galactus and many other cosmic threats would be the best idea in the world. However, an unexpected horse-faced visitor from the stars suddenly comes down to see Gali himself; Beta Ray Bill(?!)

MOJOVISION #6
 Written by ERIC POWELL
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by ROB GUILLORY
 “MID-SEASON REPLACEMENT” Part Two “GAME OF MOJOS”
•When you play the game of Mojos, you win or you die. Mojo died.
•Major Domo’s rating report: Coverage of the sudden and completely unexpected death of our dear lord Mojo and its aftermath has seen a spike in ratings for MJV. It seems all demographics are tuning in to see the ever-tasteful tributes to our fallen leader (with tasteful nude scenes), and even more are eagerly anticipating the response from the rebels and the first words of Mojo's successor: Mojo II!
•“Mojo II sends his regards! From now on, MJV will be II fair and II balanced! And my first act as benevolent dictator and programming director shall be to execute those criminal scum responsible for assassinating my predecessor – live before a studio audience! Vengeance for Mojo! No justice, no peace!”
•Meet the new boss, same as the old boss! Mere moments after Longshot successfully killed Mojo at the behest of Mojo II, he had regrets – especially since Mojo II threw him and his team in prison and blamed the whole thing on them! Did Longshot get honeydicked? Is it possible that Mojo II is actually even worse than Mojo? Can Longshot, Spiral, NFL Superpro, Quark, and Screwball kill two Mojos in two weeks? And what will the sponsors think?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

LI'L FRANK #6
 Written By JOE CASEY
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By SKOTTIE YOUNG
 A Boy Named Frank! Part 2: "For A Few Tokens More!"
 Gunfight at Chuck E. Cheese! Li'l Frank takes on the rat faced fink himself to see who gets to keep the tokens he earned at Duck Shoot! Who's the quicker draw and will Frank be able to find the girl of his dreams, L'il Whitney Frost! Meanwhile, the Kennedi Boys have been strong-arming other kids for their tokens, leaving a wake of crying 1st graders in their path! So it's up to G Dub and Li'l Patsy to save the day and take down the pre-pubescent mobsters! But the Kennedis have a new enforcer, an enforcer straight from Hell's Kitchen! Meet Li'l Willie Fisk! PGS./Rated G...$2.99

THE INVINCIBLE BRICK! #6
 Written By JOHN OSTRANDER
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By CULLY HAMNER
 "Age of A-Rock-Alypse!" Part 2
 A-Rock-Alypse has risen from his long slumber beneath the Egyptian Pyramids to reclaim this planet as his own! And to test this world, he will unleash his Four Horsemen of the A-Roc-Alypse to spread fear and destruction across the globe! It's up to the Brotherhood of the Rock and their new leader Sister Shale to end the threat of this unstoppable force! But how can they do this when they are still reeling from the death of their beloved Master Granite at the hands of Mag-Neat-O! And where is the Invincible Brick in their time of greatest need?
 32 PGS./Rated G...$2.99[/QUOTE]

ALL NEW JEWEL #1
 “A New Legacy?” Part 1
 Written by KIERON GILLEN
 Plot by DARKSPELLMASTER
 Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
 For Jenifer Mace and Jamie Wilson, a normal spring break has become far more than just a week at Jenifer’s Aunt’s house in Scottsdale Arizona! While out one night stargazing the two high school sophomores witness a crashing alien ship and decide to investigate, only to discover the unconscious body of a blue Alien and a strange looking belt. What makes it worse is that when SHIELD arrives to pick up the pieces of the mystery crash, Jenifer takes the belt with her, not knowing that what she’s holding onto is something very powerful and very dangerous. You would think that the granddaughter of the first Patriot (Jeffery Mace) would know better, but nope! Jenifer’s always wanted to be a hero and now she has her chance, only…well the belts not exactly what she thought it was, and now, after putting it on, it’s bonded to her body and SHE CAN’T GET IT OFF! Oh and did we mention the fact that SHIELD’s on their trail?
 32 PGS./Rated T...$2.99

H.E.R.B.I.E. FOR HIRE #6
 Written by CHRIS ELIOPOLOUS
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by STUART IMMONEN
 “E.G.G. (ENHANCED GENUINE GREEDINESS)”
 Omelette and scrambled and poached, oh my! When an egg the size of a minivan is left on the deck of the Good Ship Franklin, CEO HERBIE Alpha and head chef GOURMET (Genial Observer Utilizing Receptors Measuring Entropic Transitions) start planning for its demise…into a delicious dish that could feed the entire crew! But before the frying pan starts to sizzle, HERBIE Alpha’s sardonic sidekick, the robotic feline FURBIE, reveals what’s inside the egg…by cracking it open and releasing a rampaging baby triceratops! And all eyes will be on the cretaceous critter, as it makes its way through the Good Ship Franklin, and into the happily open arms of animal lover HERBIE 58! But 58 and the rest of the crew will have to be careful as paleontologist Dr. Grubb, whose unnoticed note explicitly said not to damage the egg, sends his scaly associate STEGRON THE DINOSAUR MAN to get revenge on the HERBIEs, and reclaim the triceratops!
 32pgs./Rated A...$2.99