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MARVEL ASSEMBLE! PART 1

CAPTAIN AMERICA #4***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by JAMES ROBINSON
 Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 "AVENGER"
 Guest-Starring Kick-Ass and Black Widow!
 Captain America and his new side-kick..err..protege Kick-Ass have hit the streets. The ultimate soldier/fighting machine and the young street-fighter into relentless action. It is a dynamic duo the likes of which haven't been seen since the 40s. The city has literally turned on itself as it's residents have been offered a literal deal from the devil. Money, power, revenge, knowledge, health the possibilities are endless. However, for those who accept they are forever tagged as godless pagans and tools of the devil. It is a civil war as greed, passion, hatred and faith all clash. The first Avenger and Kick-Ass can only fight for so long against so many and when Caps shield is stolen it just makes matters impossible. However, the biggest surprise is who's stolen the shield and why. Enter Black Widow and she with the shield immerses herself in huddled masses of chaos for one reason: The Avengers need their Captain. CONTINUED IN AVENGERS #4!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

 AVENGERS #4 ***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by GRANT MORRISON
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by JIM LEE/ JEROME OPENA
 "Masters of Evil" Part 1 of 3
 The Avengers as we know it has been splintered and broken due to the machinations of Loki. The Iron Man drone has been destroyed, Wasp has been injured, Prime has lost his powers, Thor has lost Mjolnir and is trapped in his Donald Blake persona and Orson Randall has lost his connection to his chi which has aged him to near death. Don't worry the other mightiest "Super-Heroes" are still here and led by Loki: Ultron, Goliath, Executioner, Protor, Cybermancer, Titania and Sentry err Void..Sentry?. They master evil in the world as the MASTERS OF EVIL. The remaining active Avengers Luke Cage and Angela fight for their lives against their new rivals. It's time for the Captain America and the New Avengers to come to rescue: Black Widow, Kick-Ass, Miraclewoman, Redwing Super-Skrull and Squirrel Girl! Will it be enough and can Super-Skrull be trusted? What happens when Mephisto offers to join the Avengers?!? Hint: Angela goes apes#!t and Gandalf makes the demon hunter an offer she can't refuse! CONTINUED IN DARK AVENGERS #4!

BLACK PANTHER: KING OF THE DEAD #4***Dawn of the Devil Tie-In***
 Written By CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By ADI GRANOV
 "Raise the Dead" Part 4: A Lonely Place of Dying!
 The truth is revealed! T'Chaka tells T'Challa that Wakanda did fire the missiles that sank Kiber Island 20 years ago! But only he knew the truth that the millions of people who lived there were already dead! He learned that Kiber had made a deal with the devil Mephisto. In exchange for all of the souls on Kiber Island, Mephisto would grant him unlimited power, power to destroy Wakanda once and for all! T'Chaka had little time to act so he ordered it destroyed before deal could be completed! Somehow Kiber had survived but became a soul vampire, needing to feed on souls to live. Now, it's a race against time as the Black Panther must get to the Island to save his brother Hunter and the Hatute Zeraze before they become the next victims of Kiber the Cruel!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

BLACK KNIGHT #4
 Written by PAUL CORNELL
 Plot by WHITORO
 Art by TRAVIS CHAREST
 Ebony Tragedy Part I
 Dane Whitman squares off against the Black Knight of Tomorrow. But the killer from the future cruelty and might with the blade seems unstoppable… then, the impossible happens. Whitman’s Ebony Blade shatters! Broken and destroyed, the weapon lays in the sand, but this cannot be! If The black sword of the past is destroyed, how can a warrior from the future still wield it?
 32PGS./Rated T 2.99$

IRON MAN #4***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by BRYAN HITCH
 "Meet the Starks" Part 1 of 3
•Iron Man goes face to face with the weapon of mass destruction Katrina Jackson aka Lady War Machine. She is armored in the most high-tech Stark battlesuit weaponized for ultimate destruction. Her target is always whatever the highest bidder wants and she has both destroyed cities and collapsed economies . However, Tony Stark IS technology and is one of the most strategic resourceful minds on Earth. Will confronting the guilt of the destruction created by his own hand lead him back to alcohol or has he ever stopped drinking?
•Mephisto has targeted people all over the world making them incredible offers. He knows Tony Stark is immune to his deals to his arrogance, ego and disbelief in the devil. Lady War Marchine has sold her soul to Mephisto a loong time ago and has no regrets. Next stop is J.R. Ewing. In a meeting between J.R. and the devil who's playing who and what does J.R. really want?
•The Stark. A high-tech alien race from future who's entire civilization, theology, culture and technology is derived from Tony Stark technology. They have traveled the multi-verse slaying Tony Stark counterparts collecting one healthy item from each victim. They want to give their savior, the one thing he's missing....a healthy heart!?!
32PGS./Rated T $2.99

 SPIDEY #4 ***Dawn of the Devil tie-in***
 Written by JOSS WHEDON
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED & MCGAFFER
 Art by GREG CAPULLO
 "SAINT PETER"
•Last month's startling revelation of Doctor Octavius's evil plans for Alchemax must be put on hold because frankly, the Devil has come to town.
•New York City is in a state of religious fervor, as the ultimate figure of evil reveals his existence to the world and has asked for their souls. Mephisto's power is ever growing and he has sent a disciple to St. Patrick's Cathedral to collect an ancient relic hidden inside.
•Spider-Man must team up with the Son of Satan himself, Daimon Hellstorm, to take on Blackheart and the Devil's Minions. Is Spidey in over his head?
•Plus Gandalf the Grey shows up with a special gift to help our friendly neighborhood webhead complete his mission. But at what cost? Behold the Spider-Totem!
•All this and more! An issue of Biblical proportions. Don't miss it, if you value your soul.
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

 DAWN OF THE DEVIL: AVENGERS INTERNATIONAL #1
 Written by BRYAN Q MILLER
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by FIONA STAPLES
 There are many different words for "fear" in the world, but everyone has come to know one name: Mephisto. In times like these, the world could use some Avengers. While on-route to Captain Marvel's signal from Latveria (see last month's issue!), Black Knight and Sabra get caught in the middle of escalating violence and hysteria on the streets of a London, families and loved ones being torn apart and burned as men and women turn against each other in fear of the ones who said "yes". Things get even worse when a band of desperate, dangerously untrained citizens-turned-mystics arrive on the scene, aiming to become the one and only authority. Their mission? The cleansing of all mankind. Will the two heroes be overwhelmed by the chaos, even with the help of Miracleman?
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

MARVEL ASSEMBLE! PART 2

FALCON: BIRD OF PREY #4***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by CHUCK DIXON/DARWYN COOKE
 Plot by MARVELL2100
 Art by DARWYN COOKE
 "Something Wicked This Way Comes!"
 The Falcon and Team America investigate a series of murders across the Southwest, murders that have a superhuman signature! The victims have been shot in the head with some sort of exotic weapon and there is always a cryptic message left at the scene: Justice Is Served! Elsewhere, in the harsh tundra of the Arctic Circle, a portal opens from thin air and a figure emerges out into the bitter cold! After a long struggle, they finally managed to break through to this plane! Now they have to find help to save this world before he arrives!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

 THOR & THE WARRIORS THREE #4***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by BRIAN Q. MILLER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
 "THE ONLY GOOD FIGHT..."
 What can mere Gods do when chaos reigns over all? They can smack it with swords and ruddy big hammers is what! The Cabal has conquered Europe and now marches on Vatican City. Protecting this Holy City is Thor, standing his ground alone before the immense army of the Cabal. Will the weary and battle scarred Thor fold before the might of the Molecule Man, Mephisto, Red Skull, Morgan Le Fay and Maestro? He straps Mjolnir to his good arm and grins, today there is a fight worth fighting!
 The Enchantress has been charged with executing the Warriors Three and Lady Sif - slight problem! Lady Sif is suddenly wearing a crown which drips with blood and when Enchantress looks around she finds herself, along with her prisoners, at the base of Yggdrasil. It's time to choose your fates.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 MASTERS OF KUNG-FU #4 Final Issue***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by CHUCK DIXON
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by STUART IMMONNEN
 "Coming Home"
 Shang-Chi is the greatest fighter on Earth. He is a master of all hand weapons, but his true weapons are his senses, hands, feet and heart. Today he's going back home to place of his birth Hunan, China. It is also the home of the man who taught his everything he knows, his father Fu Manchu. His father has always used his intelligence, resources and skills to for power and then more power. Today he has made a deal with devil named Mephisto for prolonged life and power over all who oppose him. Shang-Chi knows that he must end his father's reign, a man he has never defeated and never wanted to.The father and son face each other in what will be the last battle of many battles. In a relentless, high-speed, wall to wall martial arts masterpiece that only one man will survive...and it will haunt him for the rest of his days.
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

MARVEL GLOBAL! PART 1

LADIES OF SHIELD #4
 Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by OLIVIER COIPEL
 "EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES"
•Madripoor Grand Hotel: Agent Romanova, undercover as a high-end Madripoor call girl, works her way through the penthouse suite, inching closer to the private meeting between the heads of many of the world's most dangerous terrorist groups. Lucia Von Bardas is clearly leading the talks, in communication with an outside line. But not everyone seems on board. If she could only get closer. Wait, one of those Latverian guards, that is Nikolai Lushev. Black Widow recognizes him as an old KGB ghost, but has he made her out yet?
•Meanwhile, Agent Drew leaves the penthouse to locate Agents Morse and May, their spotters for this mission, who have suspiciously gone radio silent. Something is wrong. But on her way down to the lobby she runs into a half dozen red-hot, glowing soldiers headed in her direction. Who the hell are these guys?
•Market District: Agent 13 and Quake continue to question their captive, Sin, who claims she isn't on the island to work with Von Bardas, but rather sabotage her alliance. Sin is speaking cryptically of an apocalyptic danger if Von Bardas group aligns with an ultimate evil. That's rich coming from her, right? Then *BOOM!* A major explosion rocks the area, coming from the Madripoor Grand Hotel. Sin smirks, "They're here. It has begun. Word to the wise - you release me and save your friends while you still can. I'm not the enemy...yet."
•Basement of Madripoor Grand Hotel (now connected directly to the lobby via a gaping hole): The explosion above brings much of the ceiling down, allowing Agents Morse and May to break from their captors. Cavalry grabs an unconscious Madame Masque and carries her safely through the smoke out to the street where battered bodies line the sidewalk. Mockingbird hurries to the lobby to aid Agent Drew who has been seriously injured from the blast. She is still conscious. "Bobbi, I saw them. They're human. Human bombs. The guy...he just...exploded. Dressed like a soldier. They were headed upstairs. We have to warn Natasha. Whoever, whatever they are, they are going to bring this whole place down...."
•To be continued in next month's explosive issue. Guest-Starring Agent Rogue. Welcome to the new world order!
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

THE NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #4
 Written By DAVID LISS
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By STEFANO CASELLI
 "THE HUNT FOR THE COSMIC CUBE" Part 4
 The Grand Director, the man with the face of Steve Rogers is back and will use the power of the Cosmic Cube to reshape America into his own warped image! Even worse, he has a nuclear bomb to energize the powerful object which could destroy all of Upstate New York! Jason and the rest of the Agents of Atlas failed to grab the Cube and now the world will pay the price for their failure as The Director flips the switch to detonate the bomb! Miles away, a seismic eruption is felt and the world has changed forever!
 32 PGS./Rated T...$2.99

BIG HERO 6 #4
 Words & Art by MIKE ALLRED & FELIPE SMITH
 Plot by PERSONAMANX
 Chapter 4 - "ARMOR: THE SHIELDED HAND"
 AMIKO KOBAYASHI has successfully infiltrated the hand under the guidance of HIRO HAMADA, the rest of the BIG HERO SIX, and her stepmother YUKIO. But will another undercover operative blow her cover? Who is HISAKO ICHIKI? Who does she work for? And why is she interested in the actions of GO-GO-TOMAGO as well?
 On the fringe of the espionage lies WASABI-NO-GINGER. After halving the Guardian KAIJU he has gained the attention of none other than LORD DEATHSTRIKE himself. But will he be able to survive this encounter at less than a third of his power? For the sake of his team's undercover operation and their lives he better.
 32PGs./Rated A...$2.99

HYDRA NATION #4
 Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
 Plotted by WHITORO
 Art by DANIEL ACUNA
 “GET NUKED” Part I
 Having an augmented body 80% superpowered by electronics is freakin’ sweet… But it has its downsides, something Nuke knows all too well. For example, when you’re in the middle of a stealth operation in the middle of Hong Kong and your cybernetic brain is hacked by a computer virus, well, the ensuing rampage makes you revaluate the whole, especially when slaughtering your way in one of the main economic capital of the planets makes you a juicy target for bastards like SHIELD or the Avengers. But who hacked Nuke?! While the Strucker Twins face him, and try to put him down, Mach Two runs through the Chinese metropolis to find the source of the signal… time is running out, the heroes are going to show up, and nobody wants that!
 32PGS./Rated T+ 2.99$

SHIELD’60 #3
 Written by LEE CHILD
 Plot by WHITORO & GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by MICHAEL LARK
 "ENEMY OF ALL"
•The remains of the Third Reich’s secret and occult division, hastily reorganized into a terrifying paramilitary unit... HYDRA! Destruction is their mantra, nihilism their religion. They’re not in the right or the left, they’re alone, they’re not enemies of the USA or the Soviet Union, they’re enemies of everything and everyone. They dream of a New Order, the society of the individual, the man of nature, the ubermensch at war with all of humanity... and they’re ready to do anything to realize this dream.
•Nick Fury agent of SHIELD and Albert Malik, the KGB’s Red Skull have to forge the most unlikely of alliances to prevent this new monster of HYDRA to use the Soviet Union’s secret files and put together a whole new weapon of mass destruction. As they travel to a secret underground facility lost in the vastness of Poland, Fury wonders what the beautiful Fountaine as to do with any of this... did HYDRA really kidnap her, or was it just a ruse?
•"Help!" - For two hot and muggy nights in late August, 1965, Los Angeles was the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon, because BEATLEMANIA had come to town. Join John, Paul, George and Ringo as they rock the Hollywood Bowl crowd into a fever pitch. Teenage girls scream and faint as the boys begin to let their hair out. Also in attendance are four fabulous S.H.I.E.L.D. sanctioned operatives: Gabe Jones thinks these Liverpool lads are pretty hip, Peggy Carter is on record as saying "George is just the dreamiest," Howard Stark is more of a Sinatra guy, while Dum Dum Duggan brought the most advanced pair of ear plugs the company had ever invented. Oh, but the real reason they are at the show - security. Of the intergalactic kind. Rumors of an alien ship spotted in Orange County and people changing faces or even shape-shifting into animals has everyone on high alert. And nothing on the planet is bigger than The Beatles right now. So sit back, enjoy the show, and make sure your eyes are open because not everything or everyone may be as they seem.
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

SPYMASTER #4
 Written by SCOTT SNYDER
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by J H WILLIAMS III
 "spygame" 3 of 4
•He has Parker's web fluid, he has "Pym Particles and if Reed Richards used a utility belt he has that too. Spymaster has tech that wont be known or available to the public for years. He will need all of his resources and weapons as he continues his deadly game of kill or be killed by his ultimate nemesis..the Chameleon. The problem is Chameleon can be anyone at anytime and you will never see him coming...before it's too late. It's time that the Spymaster sets loose his partner in crime...Hit-Monkey.
•Richard and Mary Parker are the spy world's most wanted. They know secrets that can place the entire world on lockdown. Someone familiar has been waiting patiently for years for them to surface. The Parkers come face to face with someone who looks and even acts like their protege. However, it's clear this is another Spymaster?!?
32PGS./Rated T $2.99

MARVEL GLOBAL! PART 2

ROGUE AGENT #4
 Written by MATT FRACTION
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by TRADD MOORE
 "TRUTHS & TERRORS"
•Anna Marie has little time to recover from her run in with the experimental human bombs Dr. Malus attacked her with inside the mysterious island facility marked "Rising Tide." There is no sign of Malus or the rest of his test subjects in stasis, they have vanished. However, Agent Rogue does discover where they may be heading by summoning the temporary revival powers of the mutant named Triage, Anna Marie brings back to life one of the fallen Extremis soldiers who begs her to let him die. She does, only after he directs her to their next target - Madripoor! What kind of monsters turn humans into weapons in this way?
•Meanwhile, Agents Marcus Johnson and Jemma Simmons investigate the disappearance of Leo Fitz. When questioning his psychiatrist, Dr. Karla Sofen, takes an unexpected and violent turn - Sofen is Moonstone! The bad doctor goes super-powered on them and destroys a portion of their California Special Project HQ as she makes her escape. Agent Johnson reports the findings to World Security Council liaison, Alexander Pierce, who orders a kill on Moonstone as top secret priority #1, along with anyone she may be working with. Tell no one that SHIELD may be compromised. That is an order!
•In an undetectable underground lair, parts unknown - The Rising Tide welcomes their new guest. "Hello Doctor Fitz. Let me start by saying how much I admire your work. In fact I admire it so much that, well, I simply must have it for myself. I believe you will enjoy your time here. We will make it as comfortable as you desire as long as we have an understanding of course. You see the world is broken, and it is about to get a hell of a lot worse, no thanks to the powers that be at your former place of employment. But thankfully we have a plan. We're going to fix it. Just the way we like it. And we need your help, as well as that super-powered toy of yours. Oh, how rude of me. My name is Aldrich Killian. Welcome to The Rising Tide."
•An angry Rogue, unaware of Leo Fitz's disappearance, is on her way to the most dangerous place on Earth when contacted by SHIELD Agent Rumlow, on special orders from the World Security Council itself, who requests her assistance in Madripoor. What a coincidence. To be continued...
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #4
 Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SEAN MURPHY
 “THE MANHATTAN PROJECT”
 Nobody knows that M.O.D.O.K. is keeping Galacta, daughter of Galactus, in her own private bunker deep below Manhattan. Except the Living Laser, who noticed odd power fluctuations in the City’s grid and investigated. And Whiplash, who Living Laser told. And the Lizard, who Whiplash told. And the Spot, who felt left out and begged to be let in on the secret. But Scientist Supreme and A.I.M. head honcho Monica Rappaccini absolutely cannot find out! With the threat that they might clue her in, his own team has M.O.D.O.K. by the short hairs and now he’s left scrambling to accommodate their extortionistic wishes. Whiplash insists on having his “bird” brought from Russia, eh? Well, he can have C.O.C.K.A.T.I.E.L. (Cybernetic Organism Completely Kind And Touching In Every Location)! That can’t possibly backfire… right? It doesn’t really matter to M.O.D.O.K., because he’s this close to figuring out how to harness Galacta’s power cosmic. Then he’ll have the ability to do ANYTHING, and at that point he’ll have no further need for underlings! Can U.S. Agent possibly stop that from happening and free the girl with the world’s worst eating disorder from her indentured servitude?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

S.T.I.C.K. #4 *A Marvel Global Mini-Series*
 Written by G WILLOW SMITH
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by AMANDA CONNER
 "STICK AROUND"
 The Hand faces it's worst nightmare as all of it's ninjas slowly turn into avatars of Stick! The Rejects sought to drain the Hand's controlling influence from Stick before he could take down SHIELD but in true fashion - ****** it up! No one saw it coming - even Stick couldn't of predicted it, and that was the entire plan. Instead of reversing the Hand's influence they reversed the caged spirit of Stick and now he resides in hundreds of bodies. Only one member of the Hand remains, himself! He launches the attack against his former body knowing that when it falls so does the Hand and himself, a sacrifice he is more then willing to pay! Besides he might as well enjoy death for a little bit, according to Dum-Dum Duggan he owes Fury a favour when he gets back! Something to do with leaving him with the SHIELD team version of the GLA!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99[/QUOTE]

INVADERS INITIATIVE #4
 Written by FRED VAN LENTE
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by JEFTE PALO
 “THE TOXIC CITY” Part 1 of 3 “OVERTIME PAY”
 When your bosses tell you to go to the Arctic Circle to retrieve a nuclear warhead supposedly lost by the Russians during the Cold War, you don’t think twice. When the area where you land is crawling with nuclear-powered super-soldiers, you shrug it off and keep fighting. When those super-soldiers kidnap you and tell you to make vibratory cannons capable of disintegrating people, you’re the SHOCKER! And life’s just going to get more complicated when the UN gives its marching orders to the Invaders Initiative to declare him AWOL…unless the covert squadron of criminals led by SABRA head back to rescue their trapped technician!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

ALPHA FLIGHT #4
 Written by TY TEMPLETON
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY
 “AUTHORITY, FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING”
 The fallout from last issue hits here, as Department H director Heather Hudson confronts the Prime Minister himself on the destruction of Bear Brook, Alberta; Sasquatch and Shaman attempt to siphon off the Wendigo energy trapped inside of Beta Flight recruit Wild Child; and Mac begins disassembling the cache of Guardian suits setting off electromagnetic flares across the country! (Phew!) And the red tape and rigmarole of bureaucracy will make life even more complicated for the Alphans…because two of their members are being sent outta the country! As Marrina begins sifting through the mountain of files for potential trainees, her fellow recruiter and Beta Flight instructor Puck is sent overseas alongside Mac to retrieve soldier/cyborg/war machine Strongarm…in pieces, spread across the Arabian Desert!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS!

THE BUGLE #4
 Written by DAN SLOTT
 Plot by HIGHWAYGUY (SPECIAL GUEST PLOTTER)
 Art by DAVE JOHNSON
 "THE UNDER" Part 1 of 2
 •Julius Altidore, the playboy offspring of screen legend Richard Altidore, arrives for his day in court. Phil Urich curses his luck at being assigned a showbiz sideshow. The swarming press quiz the socialite star about his latest misdemeanour. Suddenly, bullets echo the streets. Panic spreads. Fear fuels the drama. And Julius Altidore lays dead. Only questions remain as Phil Urich curses his luck again.
 •Ethan Edwards infiltrate the criminal underbelly of New York by donning the guise of an all-new supervillain named VICE. His Skrull origins, a secret that must be kept from Betty Brant and his Bugle colleagues, prove useful in completing the ruse. Little does Ethan know that Vice will be selected to play a key role in a fiendish plot to bring the city to its knees.
 •It may be Norah Winters’ day off, but she has still managed to happen across the destructive crimes of Excavator and the Young Wreckers. Guts and determination will get Norah her breakthrough story. They will also land her in a whole heap of trouble. Is there a hero nearby? Here comes GRAVITY!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

SHADOWLANDERS #4
 Written by ED BRUBAKER
 Plot by DJESSNL
 Art by DAVID AJA
 ''THE HEIST PART III"
 -The heist progresses, as Moon Knight now has two new allies, Cloak and Dagger.. and more are coming!
 -What favor does Gambit own Moon Knight? A few months ago, the two of them faced off against STYX AND STONES
 -Katy Kiernan is right behind a group of suspicious Code Blue officers.. and she watches as they torch Spector Mansion!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

VENOM: THE LAST DAYS OF EDDIE BROCK #4
 Words & Art by TODD MCFARLANE
 Plot by CLARK_KENT
 "YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN" Part 5
 From the journal of Edward Brock, Jr:
 • Day 6 (cont): As we made our way back to our room for the night, we finally saw him. Spider-Man. Just sittin there. Laughing it up. He disappeared before we could attack, and I get the feeling Simby didn't see him or somethin'. But he was there! I saw him!!
 Didn't I?
 • Day 7: Put off Jameson for the day, we had to get outta there. They're trying to get us. Get me. Even though Simby didn't see 'em, I did. I did. They won't get me. No they won't.
 • Day 8: We've ducked into the sewer for the night. Simby is getting pissy, but I saved us. They almost caught us, but I saved us. Spider-Man's screwin with me, showing up at every turn and somehow fooling Simby but I see him. He shows up, then disappears. Like he's taunting us. Those cops from a few days ago, and my wife, too. She just smiles, and giggles at me. They won't get me...no they won't...
 28 PGs./Rated M...$2.99

PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL #4
 Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by STEVE EPTING
 "WELCOME TO CHICAGO, FRANK CASTLE..." Part Four of Five
 Frank now knows the mastermind behind DIVISION H, a group of corrupt cops operating in Chicago. Enter! Sebastian Treadstone, the popular senator who’s currently going through a re-election campaign. However, there’s just one problem. With a breach in the Metropolitan Correctional Centre, some of Chicago’s worst criminals now roam the streets of the city, and in order to get to Treadstone, the Punisher will have to get through every last one!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

FLASH #4
 Written by GREG RUCKA
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
 "Spider-Island" Part 1 of 3
 Guest-starring Spider-Ham and Hit-Girl.
 "They live amongst us and infest the streets of New York. Over a dozen of Spider-Man clones. They are unstable, dangerous, unpredictable and have great power...with no responsibility. This is my home and I have take them down. I'm Flash Thompson, "Agent Venom" and the monster I control is their Kryptonite. That is if I can control Venom and not lose myself. Our recent journey into the Negative Zone has caused the symbiote to rebel against me at every turn and is all I can do to not become Venom's next victim. I'm also randomly having memories of previous Venom owners:Eddie Brock and a second person I have yet to identify. They used to call me a bully and I have always been a fighter, but Venom is an unstoppable beast that is out of control."
 32PGs./Rated T...$2.99

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4
 Written by JIM ZUB & KURTIS J. WIEBE
 Plot by PERSONAMANX
 Art by ADRIAN ALPHONA
 "Introduction to Journalism"
 MILLIE COLLINS is spending the day with her grandfather BATTLIN' JACK MURDOCH.
 GANKE LEE is recovering from his dangerous date with MUTANT GROWTH HORMONE.
 And RIO MORALES has finally escaped from THE PROWLER's evil trap.
 There are worse Saturdays for our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, MILES MORALES to go out on patrol. But what happens when Miles thinks his identity may be in danger? Infiltrating the DAILY BUGLE may be his only option even if it's just to be safe. But with QUENTIN QUIRE and LANA BAUMGARTNER hanging around will it prove to be a piece of cake or the worst spy movie since "GHOST DAD."
 Find on during this month's best visit to BROOKLYN in "THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN"
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

DAREDEVIL: GUARDIAN DEVILS #4
 Written by GREG RUCKA
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by BILLY TAN
 "TEAR THEM DOWN" Part One of Two
 Kingpin is the man responsible for the double of Daredevil, but why would he want to create another enemy? With the double presumed dead for now, Matt Murdock fixes his attention on the man himself in a desperate attempt to find out why as a raid on Kingpin's Hell's Kitchen HQ begins, with Constrictor, Nighthawk, Elektra, Songbird and Taskmaster along for the ride. But will even they be enough to stop Kingpin's new, and incredibly powerful allies?
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

THE PROWLER #4
 Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by KERON GRANT
 “OLD STUFF, NEW STUFF”
 The streets are quiet…perfectly quiet, for the first time in years. With a partnership cemented, and an agreement from most of the cat burglar community in the Bronx, the PROWLER and JOSIAH X have kept their home free of crime! And that means the mysterious murderer who’s been targeting the pickpockets and vandals of New York has nothing to do…right? Until deranged police commander Carl “The Crippler” Stricklan holds a press conference with three scratch marks across his face, and declares the Prowler guilty of the murders, and the scars! Meanwhile, at Hammer Industries, Hobie’s enthusiastic interns Eugene and Robert show their boss Justin Hammer new throwback products…pogo jump boots, retro headphones, and a rocket charged skateboard! But when Hammer rejects the designs, they’ll have to come up with some use for them…
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

COSMIC MARVEL!

FANTASTIC FOUR #5
 Written By JONATHAN HICKMAN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By NICOLA SCOTT
 "The First Four" Part 5
 The First Four have soundly defeated the FF and captured Nathaniel! During the battle, Ben was severely injured and now an undermanned and underpowered Fantastic Four must regroup and find Reed's father before he becomes the First Four's final victim! And to do this, their going to bring in their secret weapon to help them do it...Wyatt Wingfoot? All this while, a mysterious figure looks on at the unfolding events and makes his own plan to deal with the Four. But exactly which Four is his target?
 32 PGS./Rated T+...2.99

WAR OF KINGS #4
 Written BY JOSHUA DYSART
 Plot BY MARVELL2100
 Art By DAVID MARQUEZ
 "The Promethean Incident" Part 2
 The galaxy is still reeling from the shocking news of the engagement of Gray'Ven and Deathbird! What does this mean for the Alpha Quadrant? Things continue to escalate between the Kree and the Spartax with both sides increasing their attacks! The Skrull Queen Veranke sends Paibok the Super-Skrull on a mission to assassinate Earth Rep Gail Runciter but he didn't plan on a battle with her bodyguard Jack of Hearts in a fight of cosmic proportions! Meanwhile, a secret meeting between Nova Prime, Ronan the Accuser, Crystal, Queen Adora, the Spaceknight Starshine and Sonath about the Spartax situation leads to the formation of a powerful new group, the Galactic Illuminati!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: BEHIND ENEMY LINES #4
 Written By MALCOLM JONES
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By AARON LOPRESTI
 "Rebels Without A Pause" Part 4
 The trap is sprung! Magdalene, Bug and the team have walked into a trap set by the Spartax and now surrounded by battle cruisers, they must fight their way through or face certain death! But help arrives rom an unexpected source as Robert Ryder and a squadron of Nova Centurians in stealth armor tear their way through the Spartax fleet quickly immobilizing the enemy! They depart as quickly as they appeared leaving a clear path for the Guardians to destroy the energy processing facility! Mantis confirms to Quill and Moondragon that the mission was a success thanks to the Nova Corps. So now it's time that they meet their potential new ally who is a member of the Intergalactic Council, Sonath VI Lla!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

NOVA CORPS: THE BORDER WARS #4
 Written By CARLOS PACHECO
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE MCKONE
 Terrax and the Helgan begin carving out territory for a new empire and quickly form an alliance with the Spartax! There is a new power paradigm in the quadrant and the Nova Corps must continue to keep these powerful forces at bay while secretly aiding the Shi'ar rebellion to overthrow the Spartax. In the wake of this, the Galactic Illuminati whose members include Nova Prime, Ronan, Sonath and Queen Adora, has formed to deal with the situation. And then there is the threat of the Fraternal Order of Raptors who have now joined with the Universal Church of Truth! And to make matters worse, Darkhawk, has given the Null Force to the Magus in return for being made one of his Acolytes! Robert Ryder and his team of Centurians have returned from their mission of aiding the Guardians of the Galaxy and already have a new one: find the Magus and get the Null Force by any means necessary! And a new player arrives on the scene who could have a dramatic impact on the unfolding events, the most dangerous woman alive, Gamora!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

QUASAR #4
 Written by ROGER STERN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by KAARE ANDREWS
 "CONSEQUENCES"
 Quasar once saved the planet of the Argonaut Project from Galactus himself, he had to sacrifice a friend and almost tear himself apart creating a wormhole to do it but he did it. And now he looks on the fruits of his labor, the Council. The Argonaut Project on a universal scale, the universe and everything in it under martial law, and Quasar himself is the general of it's army. Why then, when he stared into Death's Infinity Well, did he see himself destroying the Council and taking the universe to war on a scale never before imagined? Why did he hear a future self whispering in his ear as madness strove to take him during the Abraxas Crisis, and why did his future self urge him to bring it all down? Quasar watches Sonath VI Lla welcome the Mapmakers in contrast to the law against inter-reality travel and tries to see the danger hiding in the peace. But not for long, more Shi'ar rebels have been located and Quasar, the Great Society and the modified Elders of the Universe must go to work! Keep the peace, the peace we have sacrificed so much for, enforce the law and bring the Council's justice to every corner of the universe!
 The Watchers beg for death! Thought killed along with the sections of the universe they presided over during the Abraxas Crisis, a shadow slipped amongst the chaos taking what he needed. And now these Watchers divulge secrets, secrets that bring great power. The Watchers will no longer serve themselves, these Watchers will soon have a new master and they will help find his enemies.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SILVER SURFER #4
 Written By CHRISTOS GAGE
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By DUSTIN WEAVER
 "Death Has A Bargain!" Part 4 Life, Death and Galactus!
 Death and the Elder Gods have struck a bargain for the Surfer to kill another Elder, Ego the Living Planet! So what does Death want in return? Far away in the Sygossan Planetary System, Goliath has led his master Galactus to another world to feed on. But Galactus has other thoughts within his complex mind, foremost among them is his former herald, Norrin Radd and the dangerous path he has chosen to take. He also thinks of the inevitable confrontation between himself and Mistress Death. Meanwhile Lord Chaos and Master Order prepare their plans to take on Death and her new herald. It involves resurrecting an old nemesis of the Surfer and making him more powerful than ever, the Midnight Sun!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

ADAM WARLOCK #4
 Written By JIM STARLIN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE PERKINS
 "From Here To ...Eternity!"
 Warlock travels to the farthest reaches of the universe to a place that few have ever been. Suddenly the cosmos coalesces as something begins to materialize before him. It is the living embodiment of the universe, Eternity! He warns Warlock that the presence of the Magus is like a cancer to the body of the cosmos and if the Universal Church of Truth continues to spread, all of existence is threatened! Eternity tells him that he must travel to the Argossan Galaxy to find the one person whose help he'll need against the Magus. Meanwhile millions of lightyears away, the Voryan Cluster becomes the first planetary system to be entirely controlled by the Universal Church of Truth. The Magus begins to build his inner circle of acolytes, the first and most powerful of them is the faceless enigma, Baron Karza!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

THE INHUMANS #4
 Written By ROBERT VENDITTI
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MARK BROOKS
 "One Nation Under Medusa" Part 4
 The battle is over and Medusa emerges victorious over the Alpha Primitive Angorr! The crowd roars it's approval for their queen as she embraces their adulation. Tebrane, head of the Inhuman Genetic Council and the man who issued the challenge against her, congratulates Medusa on her victory while still plotting her death! Suddenly without warning, Medusa lashes out with her powerful lockes and wraps them around the neck of Tebrane, strangling the life out of him! There will be no more challenges! Medusa is the undisputed ruler of the Inhumans! Karnak watches on wondering what has become of his queen! Back on Earth near the Eastern coast of Africa, a new Inhuman community has been growing, raising the concerns of Wakanda and Queen Shuri! And millions of lightyears away, someone else has taken an interest in the recent Inhuman developments on Earth. The Kree Supreme Intelligence has been monitoring everything and sees great potential in these NuHumans!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 1

DOOM #4
 Written by NEIL GAIMAN
 Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 'WAR IS HELL!'
 Europe has fallen and Doom has almost killed himself by sealing Latveria in a pocket dimension denying the Red Skull his prize. None of this makes sense, the last thing Mephisto should of done was involve Doom for now Doom see's the random patterns at play and knows there is a hidden player in the game. Mephisto would not of been fool enough to challenge Doom with everything to lose, therefore his real enemy has a personal interest in him. This pleases Doom, he prefers his enemies to know exactly what's coming for them. The world should scream gratitude to the Heavens themselves for Doom officially declares war on Hell! The dissection, quite literally, of his enemies plans begins. Doom starts to take down Mephisto's, he must learn what they have bargained for, and what they hoped to gain. Each Devil will not lay down easily though, taxing Doom to his limit each time but he does not fight alone, the Cabal's betrayer is looking for allies and Dracula will team with Doom to take on the Devil, all of them.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABAL #4
 Written by DANIEL WAY
 Art by FRANK CHO
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 'KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR'
 The Cabal do battle at the gates of Vatican City. Thor desperately tries to hold them at bay but he can only do so much. At the head of their army they carry the crucifixes adorned with their victims, various Hell Lords and heroes such as the Watch, Mephisto and the Red Skull sweep past Thor as the Thunder God tries to survive the onslaught of the Maestro and Morgan Le Fay while his own personal cross is brought forward by the Dark Army watching eagerly. An audience with the Pope and Mephisto's plan will be complete. But before that can happen one person blocks Mephisto's path, Gandalf the Grey! Thor's cries as he is added to their collection of prizes fades into the background as these two beings of power stare each other down, the world is bleeding and it cannot continue! Gandalf vs Mephisto - the prize? Everything.
Nightmare cannot survive the Molecule Man's fury much longer and desperately pulls out his last trick! Owen Reece realises that Nightmare has shunted them to a new realm, Mephisto's Realm! And when he looks around Owen realises the truth - and knows that the devil must be stopped!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GUNSLINGER #4
 Written by STEPHEN KING
 Art by LEINAL FRANCIS YU
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 'FAMILY REUNION'
 Guns spit hot lead into the cold desert night air as Eve stands back to back with the old man. The bearded old man that strode out of no where to stop Mephisto from dragging Eve down to hell. Multiple Mephisto's crawl out of the black sands and it is all they can do to keep striking them down. Try as he might though Mephisto cannot destroy true love, and there is a sound that haunts all of those who dwell in the shadows. The bootsteps crunching their way across the desert sand, the Talis Clan have arrived to the fight and leading them? Their newest recruit, Eve's adoptive father Roland Deschain. And Gandalf realises that he has the perfect chance to take the Devil down once and for all. Gandalf will confront the Devil at the very scene of his ultimate victory so that he does not notice the real threat, Gandalf has a little journey in mind for Roland and Eve to the bowels of Hell itself! First though they have to survive this onslaught of devils. Guns twirl as father and daughter reunite to stare down evil together once more.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE WATCH #4
 Written by JAMES O'BARR
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by ESAD RIBIC
 "DARKEST HOUR"
 ***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 The last thing that Ian McNee remembered before waking up in hell was the Devil himself nailing him to a cross. Now he finds himself at the mercy of the demons in Mephisto's realm. Unfortunately for the demons the Watch are still formidable even in death. Reunited they combine their mystical abilities to begin the fight anew, they will not go meekly to the fate that Mephisto has for them. The fight is uneven and vicious but even here in hell they find that they have allies. Unusual ones indeed, but the Molecule Man and Nightmare make for some welcome power on their side. They must hold off the armies of hell and open the gates for the others, the truth is here finally. How did several billion Mephisto's appear around the world? The demons are still down here in hell, but there are no souls! The ultimate torment has been visited on them - to serve hell and become a part of the Devil himself! But where did Mephisto find the power to do this? The answer dwells in the darkest shadow of hell. But they're going to need some help getting there.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MAGIK #4
 Written by KIERON GILLEN
 Plot by SUNOFDARKCHILD
 Art by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
 "GAMES OF HELL" Part 4
 Illyana has succeeded in driving Belasco from Limbo, but that has only left Limbo even more vulnerable to the assault of the other Hell Lords. Illyana hopes that with her knowledge of Belasco's plans she can convince the Hell Lords to help her, but they are too focused on taking advantage of her limited experience commanding demon armies to listen. And Belasco is still out there scheming against them all. With all seeming hopeless, Mephisto finally enters the fray, but which side will he choose?
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE DEFENDERS #4
 Written by MIKE MIGNOLA
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
 “NO FUTURE FOR YOU” ***Dawn of the Devil: Invasion Tie-in***
 The Defenders might have prevented the hordes of Dormammu’s Dark Dimension from invading the realm of K’ai, but what about the fiend’s more subtle plans for Earth? Water covers 71% of the planet, and the events of “Dawn of the Devil” have dramatically increased amateur interest in the mystic arts. In 25 years’ time, so many Atlantian sorcerers have been corrupted that the oceans, like the long-fallen surface world, finally belong to Dormammu and his pawn - the new undersea emperor, Tiger Shark! With Hulk, Dr. Strange, and the Silver Surfer dead, can the dethroned King of Atlantis, Namor, escape the future horrors of the deep and travel back in time to set things right? Maybe, with a little help from the Beyonder!
 Meanwhile in the present, the honeymoon is over when Dr. Strange confronts his new wife - Mephista! Is the devil’s daughter working towards some nefarious endgame, or could it be possible that the nuptials were the result of an even more destructive force… true love?! Before the good doctor can find out, date night is interrupted by the savage sword of Mephista’s sworn enemy, a very vengeful Valkyrie! And she’s working for… the Talis Clan?!
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

GOD SQUAD #4
 Written by KURT BUSIEK
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by STEVE DILLON
 "MONSTER MASH"
 ***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 Monster Island is the new head base for the resistance against the Devil, problem is Mephisto knows! Venus owes Mephisto a song for saying yes to her deal and now Mephisto whispers in her ear what song he wants. The monsters that dwell below the surface race to the Talis Clans headquarters as Venus sings them into a bloodlusted frenzy. With tears in her eyes she watches the monsters surge forwards and hears...laughter? Hercules, tired of taking orders, lets loose with joy on the giant beings threatening to overwhelm the resistance. The battle overshadows the coming of two individuals though, Roma and Merlyn! And they bring bad news with them; Sin at the head of an army of supernaturally enhanced Nazi soldiers. She's always wanted to kill a God and today's her birthday.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MIDNIGHT SONS #3
 Written by MIKE RAICHT
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by CLAY MANN
 "TOO LATE FOR THAT"
 ***Dawn of the Devil Tie-In***
 The Ghost Rider is hunting, it is hunting Danny Ketch. And when it finds him he will serve penance for the harm that his greed has caused. Meanwhile the Son's find themselves conscripted into the Talis Clan where they meet the Daughters of Dusk, their female alternate selves just in time as well, the witching hour is here! The countless Mephisto's are getting tense, a sure sign that the devil is close to his prize. Deliberating on what the Devil's ultimate plan is the Son's split up - each of them leading a troop of Talis Clan members - and try to cover as many angles as possible. None of them know if they're doing the right thing but they all know they're going to spill some demon blood.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 2

HULK #4***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-in***
 Written by MARK WAID
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDY KUBERT
 "#HulksinHell" Part 1 of 3
 Bruce Banner aka the Hulk's Grandmother Becca's life has been saved, but a what cost. This is due to a deal with the devil made by the Hulk and a transfusion of his blood. However, Hulk doesn't make deals... HULK SMASH! It's Hulk versus Mephisto in truly volatile confrontation! However, Mephisto is a manipulator, not a fighter and when the dust clears Hulk has another obstacle...Thunderbolt Ross restored as the Red Hulk. Red Hulk finally wants to end this plague on humanity and finally keep Banner away from his daughter. It's Hulk vs Red Hulk vs...Grandma Hulk?!? You don't want to make Grandma Becca angry...enter Gam Ma! Gandalf arrives to recruit for his war on Mephisto. He needs a Hulk...but which one?!?
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

DARK AVENGERS #4***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-in***
 Written by WARREN ELLIS
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by MIKE DEODATO JR
 "Black Widow Files"
 Continued from AVENGERS #4
 Decrypted SHIELD texts from Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow have been recovered upon her sudden departure.:"They believe I am one of them and have allowed to me to get close. As requested here is my general profile of the Maximoffs, Blade, "Kaine", Hyperion and Daimon Hellstrom.":
•The twins leaders of these "Dark" Avengers. The witch shows strength, but her fragile, unstable psyche and mood swings could either save or destroy the world. The prodigal son is hyperactive and temperamental, but he has broke the out of father's shadow and his potential and speed is unlimited. Their bond between each other is unbreakable.
• The "Day-walker" is an unstoppable weaponized hunter with attitude and purpose, his self-hatred is his only obstacle.
• Kaine is a man-child who's had no proper guidance, discipline or responsibilty. He also has a beautiful, but dangerous mind that needs to be sculpted.
•Hyperion is a superman that has too many personalities to sort out, however all of them allow him to kill anyone he deems is evil.
• Daimon, the Son of Satan may become the most powerful being and the greatest leader on Earth, but his whole heart and soul belongs to missing woman named Patsy Walker.
Gandalf, Angela and Johnny Blaze have read the files....now it's time for an INVASION.
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99


TALES FROM THE CRYPT #3
 Written by PETER MILLIGAN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by ART ADAMS
 “BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!”
 Asmodeus here mortals, bringing you another morbid tale. Sometimes I really love my job, especially when we have such delectable guests. Morgan Le Fay will be reminiscing about the good old days like when she released the Black Death Plague in Europe. Oh, they were reasons for it at the time but it also had some delicious side effects such as people desperately bargaining away what they couldn't afford for her magical protection from the plague. Let's just say she didn't lack for ingredients for any of her potions or spells in those days. But of course there's always a hero isn't there! The plague ridden Black Knight tracing the disease's mystical roots back to Morgana means there's going to be a nice little fight too, wonder how this one goes?
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 1

AGENTS OF FUTURE PAST #4
 Written by JEFFREY DEAVER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by NEAL ADAMS
 "IT'S GOING TO BE TWELVE OF THOSE DAYS"
 S.H.I.E.L.D. Base Perception Tower - Project C.A.B.L.E. Update #78341 - Destiny has glimpsed pure Time and knows that it is not a linear element but more of a living construct. Just as there is a timeline for every possible occurrence, there is more than a possibility that the exact same thing occurs in every existence at the exact same time in more than one timeline and when such seconds arrive, people can slip through the cracks! You know those few seconds where you act strangely, completely unlike yourself, and you don't know what came over you? That's one of those times where lots of timelines merged for a brief time and you felt like an alternative you… because for a few seconds you shared the same life with an actual alternative you! So what happens when this happens to time-travelers, as they're travelling through time? The Winter Soldier and Bishop arrive three days from now to investigate why and how the Earth will start to collapse in on itself (it might have something to do with the Earth's core and Diablo seeking an infinite resource of wealth - and messing it up spectacularly) but first they're going to have to deal with the dozens of other Bishops and Winter Soldiers that emerge from the time stream with them - and they're not happy!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #4
 Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by KEN ROCAFORT
 “I AM LEGION”
 The Savage Land city of Utopia may have had a rocky start, but with the help of the Astonishing X-Men, the Scarlet Witch has finally established a safe haven for those the world hates and fears! Yet her resolve is put to the test when the newest expatriate seeking asylum reaches Utopia’s borders… it’s the son of Charles Xavier with the fractured psyche and limitless empowered split personalities, Legion! Can Jean Grey help him control his most heinous personas, Styx and Johnny Gomorrah, when even Professor X could not? Or are they just welcoming a ticking time-bomb into their home? As it turns out, the answer to stabilizing Legion might just come from an unexpected source… Devil Dinosaur!?
 Meanwhile, in the wake of Utopia’s success, similar mutant colonies have sprung up around the world – and the X-Men need to investigate! While Angel and Moon Boy visit the new settlement on the living isle of Krakoa, Iceman and Fantomex explore the incredible city-state that floats above South East Asia - Tian! Unfortunately for them, Tian’s new leader Xorn wasn’t expecting guests!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS #4
 Written by CHRIS YOST
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by MIKE CHOI
 “I BELIEVE THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE...” Part One of Three “LEADERSHIP”
 In the fallout of the first arc, Cyclops’ leadership is questioned. However, it couldn’t come at a worse time, because with the new mutants popping up all around the Earth – somebody’s going to have to find them, right? And if the Brotherhood are too busy questioning Cyclops’ decisions, that means that if they’re not finding them, and neither are the folks at the JGS – then who is?
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

DEADPOOL & FORCE WORKS #4
 Written by JASON AARON
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by MATTEO SCALERA
 “SPECIAL FORCES TEAM X” Part 2.3 “FRENEMY OF THE STATE”
 Brainwashing, man. It never makes your brain any cleaner! There’s an impromptu Team X reunion when Weapon X manages to repossess the minds of Wolverine, Sabretooth, X-23, Silver Fox, and myself (Praise be to Lady Deathstrike! All hail Romulus!). Needless to say, they’re not using us to participate in community beautification projects. After a successful test run dismantling an A.I.M. outpost (Death to the competition!), Weapon X sics us on a more ambitious target… the X-Mansion in Westchester, New York – home of the Uncanny X-Men! Our mission: kill ‘em all, let Mephisto sort ‘em out! It’s up to the rest of Force Works to help the X-Men stop us, but are those uncanny goody-two-shoes going to trust bad guys gone good(ish) like Ghost, Hit-Monkey, and especially their old sparring partner, the Juggernaut? Even if they do, can anyone help me reclaim ownership of my brain? This is the big finale: either we get liberated, or next week you can look for “DEADPOOL & TEAM X #1”! (Wolverine would be on the cover for a sales boost, natch).
•Issue comes with a foil cover that you can turn into a hat to protect your own brains from mind control! (But why do that? It will reduce your comic’s resale value! Weapon X über alles!).
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

LEGENDARY WOLVERINE #4
 Written by JEFF LEMIRE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by DECLAN SHALVEY
 “MURAMASA: THE DEMON BLADE” Part One “THE WOUND THAT NEVER HEALS”
 In 1868 imperial rule was restored to Japan under Emperor Meiji. Nine years later, disaffected samurai led the Satsuma Rebellion against the new government. Fearing rumors surrounding the unstoppable sword of the rebellion’s popular leader, Saigō Takamori, Meiji hired two supposedly unkillable veterans from the American Civil War to help put him down: Victor Creed and James Howlett! But when samurai ambush their encampment, the two gaijin find themselves unprepared for what they face – a katana that causes wounds even they cannot heal - the Muramasa Blade! Victor and the surviving imperials are forced to retreat and James is captured. While his claws prompt curiosity amongst the samurai, who believe him to be the Kamaitachi, 鎌鼬, a type of weasel-like spirit, James is introduced to their culture during his captivity and learns that the rebels believe Meiji is corrupt. Soon, he starts to believe it himself - and he also catches the eye of Takamori’a daughter, Masa…
 Meanwhile, Victor has no plans to abandon his brother or the job he was hired to do. Needing some specialized local talent for support, the man who would be Sabretooth seeks out a mystical clan of ninjas led by none other than the fiendish sorcerer Ogun - who just so happens to have plans of his own for the Muramasa Blade!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

THE UNCANNY X-MEN #4
 Written by RICK REMENDER
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by CHRIS BACHALO
 “DEMOCRACY IN ACTION”
 After the senseless mutant killings in Las Vegas, public sentiment has swung marginally towards support for the children of the atom. In response, National Security Advisor Valerie Cooper has announced “Freedom Force,” an emergency response team comprised of mutants that somewhat resemble the original X-Men and that is led by the lobbyist who advocated for the group’s creation: the sly son of Wolverine, Daken! The Uncanny X-Men - Wolverine, Storm, Kitty, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Jubilee – are still pursuing the supposed angelic being “Puriel” that inspired the Purifiers to greater brutality, so what will happen when both teams arrive at the same Purifier stronghold? Will the X-Men and Freedom Force kill each other before the zealots have the chance? And what’s Daken’s real agenda?
 Meanwhile, Valerie Cooper also announces America’s planned transition from robotic Sentinels to those with accountable human pilots. Senator Robert Kelly, secretly in the pocket of human/sentinel hybrid Bastion, doesn’t like this at all and in his mind has only one option: retaliate. It’s the beginning of a Sentinel Civil War as drones target the piloted mechs and Ms. Cooper, all with 2016 presidential hopeful Henry “Beast” McCoy caught in the middle!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

X-FACTOR #4
 Written by PETER DAVID
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by MITCH GERADS
 “THE CORPORATE ESPIONAGE JOB” Part One of Two
 Almost immediately after the team sets foot back in America, they’re recruited for their next mission, and it’s a game of high stakes corporate espionage! Their new employer wants them to infiltrate Serval Industries, to find out what they’re hiding. But what is Serval Industries hiding, really? It’s something that they’re willing to kill anybody in order to protect!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #4
 Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by CHRIS SAMNEE
 “A GOOD MAN” Part One of Four
 Charles and Erik Lensherr risk exposure as they head back through the jungle incognito, on the run from armed mercenaries in order to protect a group of persecuted civilians! It’s the first time that they’ve ever worked together, so getting along with each other may be harder than Charles first thought. And back in America, Moria and Darwin find themselves in deep trouble as they deal with a mutant who’s not willing to play by the rules – Azazel!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 2

X-FORCE #4
 Written by JEPH LOEB
 Plot by LOREC
 Art by ED MCGUINNESS
 “TYRANTS AND DICTATORS” Part One
 After the episode in the Grand Canyon, Cable is convinced that it is time to go on the offensive. Reforming X-Force with former members Domino and Warpath, Cable also has two new members in the reluctant Everette Thomas and the enthusiastic James Gallo. Everette's “synching” ability earns him the codename Synch while James takes the name Ricochet because of his superhuman agility and reflexes. With his team assembled, Cable decides the team's next destination - the Pentagon!
 Meanwhile, at their new Las Vegas headquarters, the newly reformed Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club meets. The Black King, Sebastian Shaw, introduces Martinique Jason and Regan Wyngarde as the Grey and Black Rooks respectively. Selene, the Black Queen, completes the Inner Circle and informs the other members of a plan to take over a small country. But for their grand plan to be successful, they must take care of the most unpredictable member of the X-Men family, Cable!
 And all the while, Cable can't get Aliya's face out of his mind…
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-S.C.A.P.E. #4
 (X-Men/SHIELD Coalition Assistance Protection and Extraction Team)
 Written by GAIL SIMONE
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
 "HANDS OF FATE"
•Location: Japan. Mission: Compromised. New Objective: Survival.
 The X-SCAPE team has been split apart, battling the Hand in their home fortress. Brian, Betsy and Dani have taken the fight to Gorgon and his deadliest assassins, but now are on the retreat. Meanwhile, Nick Fury, Dazzler and Northstar come under attack by a Weapon X strike team. They are highly outnumbered and outgunned. This team was built to rescue mutants in crisis, but now they are the ones that need saving.
•Dum Dum Duggan realizes something is wrong when Fury's team misses their rendezvous. He goes with his gut, and against direct orders, sending rookie agent Jimmy Hudson into the combat zone to find his missing comrades. But Jimmy can't go in alone. Can Dum Dum still squeeze into that old uniform? Their contact in Kyoto is Mariko Yashida. Jimmy senses Mariko's unease when Dum Dum introduces them. As if she knows something about him. She warns that The Hand are more silent than usual. That is where they will find their friends. And one more thing, monks in the area have gone into hiding and The Hand themselves have shown fear. Perhaps that is why they are forming alliances with other agencies. But what could scare them so?
•Abigail Brand contacts Dum Dum and advises him to find Fury's team and get out of Japan immediately. Their Intel was bad. Their mission sabotaged. There is a mole inside of SHIELD and she has been informed that the World Security Council suspects one of Fury's hand-picked mutants!
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #4
 Written by MARJORIE LIU
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by PHIL NOTO
 “YOUTH GONE WILD" Part Three
 Every last camera-eye is focused on the scene unfolding before the denizens of San Francisco. A ghost-like being, a rubber-skinned girl, a prehistoric monstrosity and a speedster stand within the chaos that they’ve brought, with every intention on making history here and now. Within the smoke, a hulking mass of machinery walks over to Surge and the X-Kids. He calls himself Dexter, and he wholeheartedly congratulates his “brethren” for making it this far, seemingly knowing Surge and everyone else on her team as the Y-Men pick at their minds and every painful memory. Naturally, he comes to offer them a chance to join them in their cause; shed away their empathy towards humanity and help their own race instead. Even if they don’t, the Y-Men will level the city around them as an example; unlike the Brotherhood, they will make progress. At least, Dexter would if he didn’t immediately get punched in the face by an enraged Rockslide! With civilians in the crossfire and the destruction escalating around them as they fight on, can the X-team end things and save everyone?
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #4
 Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
 "LOST BOYS" Part One of Three
•“Hello Everyone. My name is Jebediah Kravinoff, but I go by Jeb Kraven. These are my sons, Jeb Jr. and Clark Kent. This is my lovely little girl, Babygirl. Welcome to our reality show: ‘Meet the Kravens.’ We come from a long line of big game hunters and we’d like you to join us as we take down the biggest plague on America....Muties. You may have heard of my Uncle Sergei, also known as Kraven the Hunter. While we’re not close, I do respect him. Our family don't use guns or arrows, we like to get close and personal...with our bare hands.”
•”We came a long ways to hunt in the bright lights of the big city, Metropolis. Muties are scurrying all over this city just like rats, but we ain't afraid to get our hands dirty. We know how they think, how they act, what they like and, most important, how to capture and kill them. There's one that flies and crashes and he has a sister who has bad skin that she can change like clothing. One is a wolf girl, one's chest explodes like a missile and then there's the big boys... one from Africa and the other from the Savage Lands. Hell one's a Hulk... we always wanted to hunt a Hulk. We don't know who that little blue elf is, but anyway... LETS GET STARTED.”
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

KOOKY MARVEL!

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS #1
 Written By JIM STERANKO
 Plot By MCGAFFER
 Art By HERB TRIMPE
 "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CROSS THE HISTORY CHANNEL WITH THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL?"
 Hmm, things are a little different around here. Different enough for even Man-Thing to notice, when did everyone on Earth start speaking German? It seem's someone's been playing with time travel and Man-Thing will have to lead a team back through time to sort it all out. It's just a pity everyone's a Nazi. Or are they? You can always trust a Nazi supremist viewpoint to leave you a few options. World War II is about to be invaded by the weirdest team imaginable and the Thule Society's greatest victory is about to be challenged by the truly unexpected. Man-Thing, Howard the Duck, Rocket Raccoon, Spider Ham, Hit Monkey, Gorilla Man and Squirrel Girl (someone's got to wear the ball gown's for the undercover missions) invade WWII Germany, the history book's are gonna have a hard time describing this one!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

AVENGERS MANSION #1
 Written by STEPHEN COLBERT
 Plot by SUDO NIMM
 Art by PAUL POPE
 "Avengers Disassembled"
 ABC has a new hit reality show! Avengers Mansion! See what happens when Star Fox, D-man, Gilgamesh, Silverclaw, Rage, Stingray, and Tigra are forced to live together in the East Coast Avengers Mansion. Where cameras record every private moment. Each month, one of the housemates is evicted or replaced by public vote (online) , with the last housemate remaining winning a cash prize for the charity of their choice. See what happens when your fav d-list heroes stop being heroic.
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

MOJOVISION #1
 Plotter: EXCITER
 Writer: ERIC POWELL
 Artists: ROB GUILLORY
 “SINGLED OUT… FOR ELIMINATION!”
 It's a series premiere!
•Twenty-five luscious ladies from around the multiverse, absolutely starved for a monogamous relationship. One bachelor (deemed eligible), genetically engineered for romance. Who’s going to “get lucky”? Tune in this October as, through process of explosive elimination, we narrow down the candidates until only one maintains bodily integrity on… LONGSHOT AT LOVE!
•Major Domo’s rating report: The clear non-sports winner, “LAL” is the evening's highest-rated series with adults 18-34 and all key women demos (W18-34/W35-49/W50+).
•“Not good enough! Those numbers have to spike, spike, spike! Poll the focus groups, replace the lowest performing contestants with more vicious species! They say lying with Oscavarians is hot right now… And MJV’s losing the males – Domo! We need some sports-themed programming for those mouth-breathing neckbeards. Send the goons! Get me NFL Superpro! ...whether he's willing to come or not.”
•Meanwhile, Longshot fights for his life against amorous adversaries vying for “non-scripted” suitor supremacy. Can the only woman he actually loves survive this deadly reality series? Can Spiral last until the final elimination ceremony?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

H.E.R.B.I.E. FOR HIRE #1
 Written by CHRIS ELIOPOLOUS
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by STUART IMMONEN
 “W.I.N.D.O.W.S. (WORKING INCESSANTLY NEAR DIVINE OPENED WORLD SPHERES)”
 It’s back to the Baxter Building for H.E.R.B.I.E. for Hire’s new jack-of-all-trades service! When Fantastic Four powerhouse Benjamin J. Grimm, aka the ever-lovin’, cheque-payin’ Thing, causes damage to his team’s HQ following a fight with Potatrax the Space Spud (don’t ask), he’ll call in his fleet of robot helpers to clean up the mess! But when Potatrax regains consciousness and uses the Baxter Building’s interdimensional teleporter to escape, it’ll be up to Thing fan HERBIE 34 to follow in his hero’s giant, gravelly footsteps and bring the Space Spud to justice! Meanwhile, to keep his client delayed while 34 and the others clean up, self-appointed CEO HERBIE Alpha joins in on the Super Hero Bimonthly Poker Tournament…but without funds, he ends up wagering a year’s worth of free HERBIE service! And you better believe that means washing a lot of Aunt Petunia’s PJs!
 32 PGs./Rated A...$2.99

REIGN OF GALACTA #1
 Written by KATE BEATON
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by FAITH ERIN HICKS
 “HEIR APPARENT” Part 1 (of 4)
 Life has been good for Gali. Ever since settling with her family in New York, things have been going pretty smoothly. Sure, even with her friend, Andi (who just moved from Philadelphia), she's a bit of an outcast and a dork in high school (okay, she's a huge one), and she's been feeling really weird since her birthday (we're sure it's just puberty), but things really can't get any worse from there. At least until she takes her first bite of lunch and sends out a huge purple shockwave across the planet...that and getting conked in the head by an orb from the skies that was seemingly homing in on her. A happy trip to the hospital later, and we find her resting with the orb as it starts to open, the staff and her family watching her and becoming more strange by the moment as news reports drone on about shadows engulfing the skies of the city. The orb didn't leave much other than a simple holo-message: "Rise, seed of the world-eater." By then, everyone's suddenly gotten green...with pointy ears and weird chins...and guns all aimed for Gali's head. This might be a good time to run.
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

LI'L FRANK #1
 Written By JOE CASEY
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By SKOTTIE YOUNG
 "Brave New World!"
From the Journals of Francis J Castle. School Journal Entry No. 1: I leave the safety of home and enter new territory -First Grade!
 Young Frank Castle begins a new journey as a first-grader at Harry S Truman Elementary! Things are about to change for Li'l Frank as he makes new friends, new enemies and meets his crush, English teacher Miss Peavy! It's a brave new world and there is much to learn for a growing boy. But before Frank can take his first class, he must face his first test as he has a confrontation with another newcomer, Li'l Georgy(G W Bridge) over who sits where on the school bus! Yes, it's Frank Castle's first official fight! And even more danger awaits for our young hero as he must enter the most dangerous zone known to man, the Lunch Room! Next Issue: Meet the Kennedi's!
 32 PGS./Rated All Ages...$2.99

THE INVINCIBLE BRICK! #1
 Written By JOHN OSTRANDER
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By CULLY HAMNER
 "The Dark Onyx Saga!" Part 1: Rock of the Phoenix
 With the help of the Brick, the Dark Phoenix has been destroyed and the entire universe saved! The X-Men return home mourning the loss of their friend Jean Grey but the threat is not over! A small sliver of the Phoenix has found itself embedded in a piece of innocent onyx and thus Dark Onyx is born! Now it's up to the Brick and the Brotherhood of the Rock to stop Dark Onyx and save the universe once more before it is consumed in ...uhhh....Onyx? Special Appearance: Wolverine!
 32 PGS./Rated All Ages...$2.99

CBR: AGE OF MARVELS PRESENTS:

AOM HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
FOUR CLASSIC STORIES TO GIVE YOU ALL SLEEPLESS NIGHTS!
A TALE OF SUSPENSE
 Ghost Written by TOM CLANCY
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by JOHN BUSCEMA
“THE HUNT FOR DEAD OCTOBER”
 The sum of all fears is made manifest as the Soviet Union is using literal ghosts for espionage, and only Team X’s Deadpool can confront this clear and present danger! But when these supernatural patriot games threaten the merc with a mouth’s very soul, Wade Wilson and the mysterious “Shadow Watch” must exorcise the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia… and not all of them will survive the night!
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD(BEATS)!
 Written by GEORGE ROMERO
 Art by GENE COLAN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 The Mighty Leapfrog! Armadillo! Stilt-Man! White-Rabbit! The Porcupine! Some of the most lamest villains you'll ever find join together to pull off the greatest caper of all time! They're going after a king's ransom in gold as they prepare to rob the tomb of some loser dead guy who dresses like doorman named Dracula! What a lame-o! And even better, no one ever guards the tomb! What could possibly go wrong?
 Rated X for X-Treme!
"A Dead-Pool Heart"
 Written by and starring JOSS WHEDON & SAM RAIMI
 Based on the fiction of EDGAR ALLEN POE
 Plotted by GLOBAL HONORED
 All that talking all the time and to WHO we ask? To you? Was he talking to you? Never more. No. No more dreadful jokes, no witless puns or dated pop culture references that no one gets...you don't get them do you? No, of course not. Never clever enough. Always talking through that hideous red mask with those giant bug eyes. We had to put an end to it. So very annoying. And we know a thing or two about annoying dialogue. It will drive you insane. So we lured him here, to this cabin out in the woods. All we had to do was promise him a part in the next Marvel movie. As if, right!?! And then with a little help from our friends, we sliced and cut and chopped him into a hundred pieces. And buried him below these floorboards. (nervous laughter) No one will ever know. The Fourth Wall isn't real....
 <knocking sound from under the floor> "Hey. Hey guys. So, is this the screen test? And what about that Buffy chick. She gonna be in this? I got it...you guys wanna hear me do Cagney?....Why you dirty rat...".
 Nooooooooooo! <sound of chainsaw>
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
 Written by H.P. LOVECRAFT
 Art by ART ADAMS
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 It had been a local legend for years - you didn't go trick or treating at the last house on the left. But the Power Pack aren't your average neighbourhood kids. Making sure they had an audience they marched right up to the door and knocked. They confidently sang out "Trick or Treat?" when the door was answered and the shadow in the doorway answered back "Why Trick of course!" A hand waved mysteriously through the air and a mist fell around the Power siblings. Instantly they heard the creatures in the mist moving around "Do enjoy the rest of your night" said the shadow as the door closed on them. A little way down the street the Yancy Street Gang chewed on their haul for the night and watched the tentacles slithering in and out of the mist "Well, we told them not to knock on the Latverian Embassy door."
 64PGS./Rated T $4.99