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MARVEL ASSEMBLE! PART 1


 CAPTAIN AMERICA #5
 Plotted by BANEOFKINGS
 Written by JAMES ROBINSON
 Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
 YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN Part One of Six

 NEW ARC! NEW PLOTTER! START READING HERE! Captain America finds himself on a foreign planet, known to its locals as Caliban Four, following a brief fight with exposed members of Hydra over Stonehenge. The planet, ruled by robotic warlords – also plays host to humans who are doing everything they can to win back their freedom. But what happens when the human resistance learn that Steve comes from their sacred world of origin that they have long thought dead – EARTH?
 32pgs/RATED T.../$2.99

AVENGERS #5 ***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by GRANT MORRISON
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by JIM LEE
 "Masters of Evil" Part 2 of 3

 The Avengers have been divided and defeated. Their headquarters have been destroyed. Wasp has vanished (see SECRET WARS!). Captain America and Black Widow lead the "New Avengers" against the Masters of Evil. However, can they even hope to defeat a team that includes Loki, Sentry, Super Skrull and Ultron? Captain America never quits, Squirrel Girl thinks they can do it, Falcon and Redwing are ready, Kick-Ass is afraid and Miraclewoman is just insane. Due to Loki's machinations and manipulations the world actually believes the Masters of Evil are actually the good guys. Enter the Masters of Evils biggest nightmare, Mephisto playing superhero and yeah he wins...but at what cost?!?
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

IRON MAN #5
 Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by BRYAN HITCH
 "Meet the Starks" Part 2 of 3
•The Stark, a high-tech alien race from the future who's entire civilization, technology and culture is derived from Tony Stark. He is their messiah and they have traveled across the multiverse to give him a healthy heart. They are prepared to do a heart transplant, but Tony may be reluctant to receive a heart that was from a Tony Stark from an alternate Earth slain by the Stark. Of course, who said the Stark is giving him a choice in the matter.
• Meanwhile, the Stark plan to take on all of Tony's and Iron Man's enemies. They start with the Mandarin and his terrorist group the Ten Rings, then continue with weapon of mass destruction called Lady War Machine and their next stop is J.R.Ewing! War Machine attempts to stop them, but mysteriously vanishes (see SECRET WARS!) so it may be up to Pepper Potts to come to the RESCUE.
32PGS./Rated T $2.99

AVENGERS INTERNATIONAL #4
 Written by BRYAN Q MILLER
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by FIONA STAPLES
 After a lengthy fight, the ragtag Avengers manage to get a hold of Antaeus as they start to question him and find out her themselves who's been wanting to send Silver Sable to the morgue. At least, that would've happened if they hadn't been surrounded and knocked out by cloaked soldiers in powered armor right afterwards. As the three get dragged deep into an abandoned underground prison cavern, Antaeus comes to greet them to the man behind it all. Carol and Jeanne-Marie are left confused, but Sable is barely surprised; before them is the man known as Foreigner, or in other words, her ex (awkward). He has been building his own personal army under Doom's metal nose for years, and now that he has the means and the will, he will stop at nothing to bring her whole world down...and by that, he means to literally bring this now-sealed cavern down with explosives rigged all throughout the place while he escapes and pays whoever can scrape up their remains (hired guns included. Sorry, Antaeus). Let's hope someone down there has played Metroid.
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

 THOR & THE WARRIORS THREE#5***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by BRIAN Q. MILLER
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
 "BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW"
 Thor's second and last chance - dragged off his own personal cross by the beleaguered Gandalf and told in uncertain terms that "The defenses MUST hold!" and Thor will not fight alone. Thor will take on the Cabal one more time and with the most unexpected of allies, Doctor Doom himself! But what price does Doom expect for his help? And will Thor regret saying "Yes" to this deal? Doom speaks with a far more honeyed tongue then the devil! - Doom and Thor before the steps of St. Peter's vs Mephisto, Red Skull and the rest of the Cabal!
 Yggdrasil itself envelops the Warriors Three and their unexpected ally, the Enchantress, as Lady Sif prepares to choose the destination of Ragnarok. But is she in control or is the Twilight Crown in charge? Mayhaps we'll never know, for Odin has arrived and he'll not see that blood dripping Crown rest on anyone else's brow.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BLACK PANTHER: KING OF THE DEAD #5***Dawn of the Devil Tie-In***
 Written By CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By ADI GRANOV
 "Raise the Dead" Part 5: The Dead Zone!
 T'Challa arrives on Kiber Island to find many of the Hatut Zeraze already dead and his brother Hunter fighting for his life against the monster himself! With the soul stealing powers he gained from Mephisto, Kiber is more than a match for the Dogs of War and is nearly invincible! What chance does the Black Panther have against this unstoppable foe? Meanwhile there are growing concerns in Wakanda as a NuHuman society suddenly springs up against their borders. Are they friend or foe? Shuri and the Dora Milaje are about to find out as they pay a visit to the NuHuman nation of Niganda! But what does Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans have to say about all of this?
 32 PGS/Rated M...$2.99

 FALCON: BIRD OF PREY #5***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by CHUCK DIXON/DARWYN COOKE
 Plot by MARVELL2100
 Art by DARWYN COOKE
 "Scourge Unleashed"
 Dead bodies continue to turn up across the Southwest as Sam and Team America continue to search for the serial killer Scourge! The last person to take up the mantle is dead so is this a new person? And this Scourge is different, killing any superhuman not just villains! Sam splits the team into two groups, one to track down this new Scourge and the other to make sure that the old one is still dead!
*The Canadian wilderness!* The journey was difficult but she made it to this dimension! She's battled hordes of unspeakable monsters just to make it to our world! She has trekked this far from the Arctic Circle surviving blizzard conditions! Jet has finally made it to our world and nothing must stop her from reaching the one person who can save this world from annihilation, Sam Wilson: Captain America?!?
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

MARVEL ASSEMBLE! PART 2


 SPIDEY #5
 Written by JOSS WHEDON
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by GREG CAPULLO
 "Revelations"
•The Alchemax Building has been completely wrecked. Millions of dollars in research destroyed. Video surveillance shows a super-human free-for-all battle decimating the place. The guilty parties: The elemental villain named Hydro-Man, masked vigilante with a charge Cardiac, the center's most prized scientist Doctor Octavius going rogue with frightening metallic appendages, and New York's favorite neighborhood menace Spider-Man!
•The Daily Bugle breaks the story first and reclaims their spot as the best selling newspaper in the city. Yet the rival Globe ends up winning the Pressman Award for its coverage, mostly due to a stunning front page cover photo from an anonymous source showing Octavius in maniacal form. J. Jonah Jameson is irate and fires a fall guy....Peter Parker!
•Meanwhile, back at an under repair Alchemax, the mystery man behind the company checks the scene, revealing who really runs the city's most innovative research facility - it's Norman Osborn! OsCorp owns Alchemax!?! A secret no one seems to have known except....Octavius himself. Norman's son Harry is appointed the new CEO and promises to rebuild, restore and reclaim their spot as leaders in ingenuity, the Osborn way!
•Miguel O'Hara knocks on Peter Parker's door. A visit from a co-worker, nothing to worry about, right? "Peter, we have to talk about the night Alchemax was demolished. You see, well no you didn't see, but I was there. And I know you were too"...... To be continued!
28 PGs./Rated T...$2.99


 NEW WARRIORS #1
 Written by GERARD WAY
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by KRIS ANKA
 The New Warriors have been split apart since anyone last heard of them. Some say that it was a mission gone awry, others that personalities clashed one too many times. Whatever the case, the world has gone long without them. However, someone has been gathering a new team of Warriors, both old and new. Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel and Aracely Penalba (aka Hummingbird) have been led to a reunion in a secret underground bunker in Seattle, where the last team originated. They are met by a new face, however; Robbie Reyes, the Ghost Rider, who was brought here with his younger brother on a tip about a growing demonic threat (though he's convinced at this point that it was a prank). In the confusion of wondering just who the hell brought them all here, someone more familiar to the former teammates has revealed herself. It was time to pick up the pieces and go in a new direction, and she is more than willing to put aside her own stubbornness to train them into better heroes. Welcome to Warrior 101, your instructor; Mindy McCready, aka Hit-Girl.
 32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99

MARVEL GLOBAL! PART 1

LADIES OF SHIELD #5
 Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by OLIVIER COIPEL
 "DANGEROUS LIASONS"
•Last Issue: An explosion rocked the Madripoor Grand Hotel, breaking up a supposedly secret meeting between some of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations, and jeopardizing a covert undercover SHIELD mission, leaving some top agents injured and one in particular on her own, deep inside. Thankfully that agent is codenamed Black Widow!
•Now: Agents Morse and May retrieve injured Agent Drew from the rubble and take Madame Masque captive as they head back to the rendezvous under the nearby Black Market District. All communications with Agent Romanova have been cut off. There they meet with Agent 13 and Quake who appear to be untying their own captive - Sin?!?
May: What are you doing letting her go?
 Agent 13: She knows what is going on here. Our intel was bad.
 Morse: We can't trust the Skull's daughter. Jessica saw the bombers. They were human. They WERE the bombs. Natasha is still in there.
 Quake: That is exactly what Sin said.
 Sin: And there is only one way to save your friend now. Follow me.
•Rooftop of Madripoor Grand Hotel: Black Widow in disguise as a high end Latverian escort follows Lucia Von Bardas and her security team to a rescue chopper. Four glowing attackers are in close pursuit. Widow leaps on to the helicopter as it departs and one of their pursuers literally explodes below her. What the hell was that? No turning back now.
•Enter the Scene: Rogue and STRIKE Agent Rumlow arrive in Madripoor just in time to see Von Bardas make her escape. They confront the human bombs. Rogue has encountered them before. Then some familiar SHIELD Agents show up, and they seem to be working with...Sin? Awkward.
•To be Continued in ROGUE AGENT #5
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

BIG HERO 6 #5
 Words & Art by MIKE ALLRED & FELIPE SMITH
 Plot by PERSONAMANX
 Chapter 5 - "NIGHTBLADES: IMMORTALS"
 After the debacle last issue AMIKO KOBAYASHI has successfully escaped THE HAND alongside HISAKO ICHIKI and the revealed to be good all along GO-GO-TOMAGO. But was this all in LORD DEATHSTRIKE's plan? And will WASABI-NO-GINGER ever forgive himself for what needed to be done to defeat the KAIJU? A long sought after kiss from GO-GO is certainly helping his spirits.
 Meanwhile FRED and HONEY LEMON make a stunning revelation when comparing his blood to KAIJU samples. Could FRED be immortal?
 And HIRO HAMADA continues his ninja training under YUKIO, the step-mother of his love interest AMIKO.
 32PGs./Rated A...$2.99

INVADERS INITIATIVE #5
 Written by FRED VAN LENTE
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by JEFTE PALO
 “THE TOXIC CITY” Part 2 of 3 “ROAD LESS TAKEN”
 Yes, somebody is willing to risk her life for Herman Schultz, the two-bit, no-good SHOCKER…the mutant super-spy and Invaders Initiative second-in-command SABRA! And she’s brought NUWA, GREY GARGOYLE, SCARAB and the BLACK TARANTULA back to the Arctic Circle to retrieve their imprisoned teammate…and ‘die trying’ is not an option! As Sabra shares her enhanced strength and abilities with her team to help combat the radioactive super soldiers they face, two Invaders will go off of the grid and come face-to-face with the Cold War era warhead they were originally tasked to retrieve! It’s Scarab and Grey Gargoyle as they test the limits of immortality against…the PRESENCE!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

ROGUE AGENT #5
 Written by MATT FRACTION
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by TRADD MOORE
 "LOST CAUSES"
•Rogue and Agent Rumlow arrive in Madripoor to discover ---REDACTED--- spoilers:
The Rising Tide
end of spoilers has sent some of their human bombs on a terrorist mission. The twist - they were attacking other terrorists!
•As Rogue and Rumlow battle the Extremis powered soldiers, SHIELD Agents 13, Cavalry and Quake arrive on the scene and Sin is with them!?! Can you say super-powered spy fight!?!
•On an unmapped Caribbean Island: Marcus Johnson and Jemma Simmons are officially off the grid. They aren't sure who to trust as they investigate Leo Fitz' disappearance. Their only lead is Moonstone. She was Fitz' psychiatrist, working as a mole inside SHIELD. But for who? On top of that, Alexander Pierce of the World Security Council has personally assigned them to track down and assassinate Moonstone. But they want answers first. Rogue discovered a secret facility here on this island (see previous issues), perhaps there is more to this place than it appears. Such as this discovery - the island used to be a test center for...A.I.M.!
•Back in Madripoor: Before the dust settles in Madripoor and only one Extremis soldier still stands, Agents Morse and Drew intercede. Mockingbird injects the soldier with a serum, stressing they have to keep him cool and sedated. We need him alive. Someone turned these soldiers into weapons. Rumlow turns and point towards Sin, "You better ask your friend. These so called soldiers are with her."
•Elsewhere, parts unknown - The Rising Tide's secret lair: Aldrich Killian receives word that the Madripoor mission did not go as planned. The target has escaped. They may have lost one of their own. He did not make the world a better place today, he says, but now the antiquated powers that be realize their time is running out. They will become cautious, anxious, and weak. He instructs his braintrust of Karla Sofen, Dr. Malus and new "recruit" Leo Fitz to prepare the next phase, set for a new target: Nick Fury!
•...to be continued. The Secret World War heats up next month.
32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

SPYMASTER #5
 Written by SCOTT SNYDER
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by J H WILLIAMS III
 "SPYGAME" (Part 4 of 4)
 Richard and Mary Parker are the parents of one the greatest young superheroes. However, he doesn't know they are still alive. This is because they live in world that the general public doesn't see, the covert society of spies. In the spy game they are the best and they have mentored Spymaster. Now that they have resurfaced they are being pursued by someone who looks exactly like Spymaster. Except this Spymaster wants them dead.
 The real Spymaster has gone underground while he monitors his enemy the Chameleon. Each of the spies have something the other wants. Spymaster has unleashed a wildcard on the Chameleon aka Hit-Monkey. No matter what disguise he has or what identity he steals, Hit-Monkey will find him. What happens when they confront each other? Things go boom!
 32PGS./Rated T...$2.99

MARVEL GLOBAL! PART 2

TAKE A.I.M.! #5
 Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SEAN MURPHY
 “THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOB”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
 Given recent events, the U.S. Government is suddenly really interested in developing countermeasures against bombs that mutate people. Like, really really. Their top expert in the field of enhanced genetics, Dr. Kavita Rao, has been working tirelessly on a way to counteract the effects of such a weapon – but there’s only one man that successfully built an incendiary device that almost changed the entirety of New York City into reptile-folk, and that’s the cold-blooded Dr. Curt Connors… the Lizard! Too bad for Kavita he joined A.I.M. five months ago, and despite the fact that they used to date, science-based terrorists are notoriously unreliable when it comes to returning texts! The fate of innocent cities around the world may depend on her, so can Kavita survive a direct foray into A.I.M. territory to secure a consult with her former beau? Worse yet, can she survive when M.O.D.O.K. detects her infiltration… and instantly falls in love?! And what about Curt’s feelings? This is one love triangle that you definitely don’t want to find yourself caught in the middle of, but nobody told U.S. Agent that when he snuck a GPS tracer onto Rao’s lab coat!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

ALPHA FLIGHT #5
 Written by TY TEMPLETON
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY
 “THE DEEP END OF THE POOL”
 A Marrina solo adventure! With her Beta Flight co-leader Puck out of the country, and the other Alphans kept busy at Department H, it’s time for Newfoundland’s favourite amphibious, alien daughter to cut loose! And that means a few games of frolf, a swim down the Rideau Canal (it’s not frozen…yet!), and a run in with…herself! Someone’s painted downtown Ottawa green and unleashed a squadron of angry Marrinas on the city! Clones, robots, ghosts, alternate reality iterations? All Marrina knows is she’s being dragged back to the Canal, and is drowning for the first time in her life! And with no help in sight she’ll have to call upon her Plodexian adaptive and berserker abilities for the first, and quite possibly last, time!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

THE NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #5
 Written By DAVID LISS
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By STEFANO CASELLI
 "THE HUNT FOR THE COSMIC CUBE" Conclusion!
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*2 years ago!* Peter Gyrich and Jimmy Woo meet in secret and devise a plan for Woo to infiltrate the Kube Kult, a little known but rising threat to the security of the world. Woo successfully infiltrates the Kult.
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*1 year ago!* Within months, Woo rises up within the ranks of the Kube Kult, which has become more powerful and manages to become a member of the inner circle of the man who wants to remake the world in his image, the man with the face of Steve Rogers, The Grand Director! He also finds out that they have a Cosmic Cube
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*6 months ago!* Woo learns of the Kult's plan to activate a Cosmic Cube and use it to reshape the world. However they would need to set off a nuclear bomb to activate the Cube
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*2 months ago!* Gyrich receives a coded message from Woo that the Kult has acquired a nuclear bomb and is only a few months away activating the Cube and changing the world as we know it! The Agents of Atlas need to make their move!
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*1 hour ago!* The Grand Director prepares to detonate the nuclear bomb!
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*Now!* On the outskirts of the city of Buffalo, the devastation can be seen from miles away with the death toll still rising! Peter Gyrich arrives on the scene to see his agents alive but barely! In a desperate attempt to save the world, Jimmy Woo threw a fission grenade at the Grand Director mere moments before he could detonate the nuclear device! The bomb didn't go off but the explosion caused the artillery dump on the abandoned military base to detonate causing a huge explosion! Jason, Ana and the other Atlas agents managed to take cover in a protective bunker and emerged to see all the death and destruction! The world has been saved but at a terrible cost as thousands of innocent lives have been lost! The Cube and the nuclear bomb have been recovered but Gyrich and his team remain unsettled as the bodies of the Grand Director and Victorious have not been recovered
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

HYDRA NATION will return in December under new management!

MI13 will RELAUNCH in December. 3 Words: High. Way. Guy!

SHIELD’60 begins again in December. Those who can not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it!

MARVEL KNIGHTS!

DAREDEVIL: GUARDIAN DEVILS #5
 Written by GREG RUCKA
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by BILLY TAN
 "TEAR THEM DOWN" Part Two of Two
 Daredevil takes on the Kingpin. The result isn’t pretty. Meanwhile, his allies handle the Constrictor, Nighthawk, Elektra, Songbird and Taskmaster, of their raid on Kingpin’s base, which includes a high stakes, high speed chase across the streets of Hell's Kitchen.
 32 PGs./RATED T...$2.99

PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL #5
 Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by STEVE EPTING
 "WELCOME TO CHICAGO, FRANK CASTLE..." Part Five of Five
 The Punisher has Treadstone, corrupt Senator and leader of DIVISION H in his sights. He’s only one finger away from pulling the trigger. The question is, what’s stopping him?
 The answer? A grenade launcher pointed directly at his stomach. Jigsaw, who’s been lurking in the shadows since their first encounter, has him at his mercy, and now cut off from Treadstone and his small band of misfits, the Punisher is surrounded. Is Frank Castle’s first visit to Chicago going to be his last? The conclusion to the first arc of PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL has arrived. Are you ready?
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

SHADOWLANDERS #5
 Written by ED BRUBAKER
 Plot by DJESSNL
 Art by DAVID AJA
 ''THE HEIST PART IV: Revelation''
 -The crew is complete! Moon Knight, Cloak and Dagger, Black Cat and Gambit! Past protective runes and lasergates, they have made it!
 -Moon Knight faces Kingpin! But.. is he REALLY innocent? Who tried to have the Mayor assassinated?
 -What's happening to the Code Blue officers? they're melting? Are they- are they made of clay? This will make one hell of a headline, Katy: CODE BLUE OFFICERS REALLY GOLEMS, TORCHED SPECTOR MANSION!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

THE PROWLER #5
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
 Art by KERON GRANT
 “PURSUIT”
 Happiness. Joy. Love. Words Hobie Brown is tired of painting on his soon-to-be-born daughter’s bedroom wall. But with wife Mindy by his side, this may be one night off of the streets he can enjoy…until his former cat burglar accomplices Rikki and Ricardo stop by asking for sanctuary, and reveal that their teammate Rick has gone missing, presumed dead! And as if being wanted by the police for murders he did not commit and harboring two wanted criminals wasn’t enough, Hobie will have to deal with his two interns showing up on the 8 o’clock news…as the all new crime-fighting duo ROCKET RACER and FROG-MAN! But with police tolerance for costumed folk good or bad at an all-time low, Hobie will have to don the purple cowl and act fast to save the young men from a brutal first night out!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

 FLASH #5
 Written by GREG RUCKA
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
 "Spider-Island" Part 2 of 3
 Guest-starring Spider-Ham!
 Flash Thompson aka Agent Venom returns to his home after his latest mission and this time he's brought a guest, Spider-Ham. Can Spider-Ham adapt to a world that's alot less talking animals? Can Flash get along with a talking pig that reminds him alot of his old frenemy Peter Parker? Flash is reunited with his girlfriend Sha Shan and his dog Ms. Lion. However, this reunion is interrupted by another more volatile reunion. As someone who's been looking for Venom for long time has arrived....his spawn Carnage! When Carnage breaks down your door no one is safe. However, Carnage never faced Flash's secret weapon..Ms. Lion in full beastmode. You wont believe who wins this fight!
 32PGs./Rated T...$2.99

VENOM: THE LAST DAYS OF EDDIE BROCK #5
 Words & Art by TODD MCFARLANE
 Plot by CLARK_KENT
 "YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN" Part 6
 From the journal of Edward Brock, Jr:
 Day 9: Woke this morning coughing up blood...I don't have much time left, but it seems like Simby get stronger with each day. Could it be he's feeding off my cancer? Couple'a bums found us this afternoon, and before I could even blink Simby had already grabbed them and ripped them apart. Like twigs. Blood and entrails everywhere. While I tried not to cough up a lung, Simby ate the stringy bits...I don't think I'm in control anymore. Who's wearing who? I'm so weak...so tired. Only my hatred keeps me going. That, and the thought of getting away from my wife. She keeps nagging, and nagging...Christ, why won't she just stay dead?
 Day 10: I must have blacked out, I have no recollection of yesterday...but <writing illegible>. We're camped out in a tree outside Parker's place. How did <writing illegible>, and I hope Simby can handle <writing illegible>...oh God, it feels like I'm suffocating. I try to free my head from the symbiote, but <writing illegible>. Dammit, I see him...Spider-Man...I can't breathe. Oh God, I..I can't...it...it's <writing illegible, trails off...>
 28 PGs./Rated M...$2.99

THE BUGLE #5
 Written by DAN SLOTT
 Plot by HIGHEAYGUY (SPECIAL GUEST PLOTTER)
 Art by DAVE JOHNSON
 "THE UNDER" Part 2 of 2
 •All roads lead to home! Betty Brant, Ethan Edwards, Phil Urich and Norah Winters may have been pursuing their own headlining story, but their individual threads have led them to the same location. The Bugle Building. And a supervillain army lays siege to the home of news!
 •Breaking the silence! Spider-Man and Gravity team-up as a power play to control the communications of the most powerful city on Earth unfolds. But what is the end goal? And what secrets lie inside the janitor’s storeroom? Nothing a little web-on-fist action can’t solve!
 •Time to go old school! I. Jonah Jameson hates superheroes, supervillains and anything that belongs in the comic books. So he is surrounded by a horde of costumed crazies, led by a new player in town named The Under, it’s time to take matters into his own hands, just like back in the day!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5
 Written by JIM ZUB & KURTIS J. WIEBE
 Plot by PERSONAMANX
 Art by ADRIAN ALPHONA
 "Ethics in Games Journalism"
 After gracing page B3 of the DAILY BUGLE our loveable web-spinner MILES MORALES and his best friend GANKE LEE set out for a weekend of fun at a GAME JAM sponsored by the BROOKLYN VISIONS ACADEMY. Will the games grow too real when QUENTIN BECK unleashes his newest project on the helpless Spider-Man? Definitely, but will those at the mercy of VIDEO-MAN shun away the only outside help they're going to get? Should MILLIE COLLINS and LANA BAUMGARTNER even bother? Is QUENTIN QUIRE responsible for the crowd's behaviour? No, he's not in this comic.
 Meanwhile RIO MORALES and BATTLIN' JACK MURDOCH go out on a pleasant evening on the town.
 All of this and more in the spectacular fifth issue of THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

COSMIC MARVEL! PART 1

FANTASTIC FOUR #6
 Written By JONATHAN HICKMAN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By NICOLA SCOTT
 "The First Four"! Conclusion!
 The FF track the First Four and their captive Nathaniel to the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, believed by many to be a nexus to other realities. Sir Isaac Newton and the rest of the First Four plan to kill Nathaniel and then open a portal to allow a World Devourer to enter our universe and destroy Earth while they make their escape! Reed, Ben and Johnny attack the Four while Sue tries to free Nathaniel. Newton and his team get the best of the FF again and prepares to open the gateway as something begins to emerge through the barrier! Suddenly Reed reveals his secret weapon, Wyatt Wingfoot who uses his mystical abilities to counter the science of the First Four! Sue takes advantage of Wyatt's diversion and pushes the First Four through the gateway as Reed and Nathaniel close the portal and narrowly prevents something from coming through! The FF come away with a close victory but Nathan warns that they haven't seen the last of the First Four.

Epilogue #1. In a universe far away, the First Four regroup after their defeat and begin to plan their next move. Suddenly, another figure enters the chamber and tells them to be patient. There will be plenty of time to go after his former friend and make him pay for his betrayal. And he has something very special planned for his offspring. John Storm has had a long time to think about how he will punish his disobedient children Susan Richards and Johnny Storm!

Epilogue 2. The idyllic serenity of Stonehenge is shattered once again as the barrier between realities is breached and a lone figure emerges through. It took all of his considerable abilities and nearly his life but he has returned to the world of his birth! Doom 2099 has finally come home!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

WAR OF KINGS #5
 Written BY JOSHUA DYSART
 Plot BY MARVELL2100
 Art By DAVID MARQUEZ
 "The Promethean Incident" Part 3
 The newly formed Galactic Illuminati convenes to discuss how they will deal with the wedding of Spartax leader Gray'Ven and former Shi'ar Majestrix Deathbird! The union of Deathbird and Gray'Ven would create a powerful political union that would give the Spartax a stronger hold over the Shi'ar and threaten the stability of the Andromeda Galaxy! They have to stop this wedding at all costs but are they willing to do what Sonath VI proposes? The assassination attempt by the Super Skrull Paibok on Terran Gail Runciter has failed thanks to Jack of Hearts and the Skrull plot has been exposed! Runciter brings this information before the Intergalactic Council who condemns the Skrulls but fails to take any serious action against Queen Veranke. So it's left up to Earth to decide how they will respond to this act of Skrull aggression! But Earth has been preparing for something like this and has a surprise for the Skrulls and the rest of the galaxy! Next Issue: Earth Responds!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

ALL NEW FUTURE FOUNDATION #0
 Written by ANDREW HUSSIE
 Plot By TORNADO BUS DRIVER
 Art by MERDITH GRAN
 " How it all began, part one of four!
 There is a crisis, small countries are vanishing from the maps. Leaving large, dark, empty holes in their place. Now a strange organisation, known only as G.R.A.M.P.A. * The Global Reaction Agency for Mysterious Paranormal Activity* has tasked Victoria Hand with forming a team, a team to find out just what is going on. She has tasked agent Ban-Luck and the newly awakened former Hydra agent known as Kraken, with braking in to a strange building, only for local super heroes Miss Thing and Vindicator to turn up to stop them. This is also the same building that the new Carnage, chased by Silk, is running to. And the same building that a scared for her life Valkyrie, aka Dr. Annabelle Riggs, is leading an angry Gorr the God Butcher to. As all of them fall in place, miss Victoria Hand steps forth. It's all a clever ploy, she has her agents, including the clone of Spider Man's late girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, now merged with the DNA of Carnage, and her wingwoman, miss Annabelle Riggs. She gives each of the team a promise of a reward, be it home, money, or a normal life. Now with her team ready. Miss Hand is ready to send them on the mission...if it wasn't for that large army of robots that is pouring in to the city. Maybe a little detour first? From the writer of hit webcomic Homestuck, and the artist behind Marceline and the Scream Queens, comes a new series that is going to rock the AOM universe to it's core.
 32pgs/Rated T...$2.99

QUASAR #5
 Written by ROGER STERN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by KAARE ANDREWS
 "MEMORIAL"
 The first anniversary of the start of the Abraxas Event. Half a universe killed in the struggle, martial law imposed on those still left behind. Old empires mean nothing now as the Galactic Council rules all and can decide the fate of entire worlds with just a few sentences. How do you remember half a dead universe? How do you mark that occasion? Quasar will remember them by disobeying the Council. Quasar and the Great Society have been sent to exterminate the race of the Space Phantoms after the Council downgraded and reclassified them as expendable vermin. Quasar looks on at what is left of the Space Phantoms and realizes that no race was left unscathed during the war. But how can Quasar hide an entire race, as decimated as it is, from the all seeing Council. Maybe by giving them something else to look at - the dead stars reignited! A permanent memorial to those that are gone.
Light in the Darkness! The dead stars burn bright again in the cool deadness of the Decimated. This was not the plan! Who turned on these lights where Death ruled gloriously?
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: BEHIND ENEMY LINES #5
 Written By MALCOLM JONES
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By AARON LOPRESTI
 "How to stop a wedding and save a galaxy!"
 The Guardians have completed their first successful mission and gained a new ally in Senator Sonath VI of the Intergalactic Council. Lilandra has also made contact with Imperial Guard leader Gladiator who also wishes to help the rebel forces against the Spartax, Now comes word of the engagement between Deathbird and Gray'Ven which would cement the Spartax into the Andromeda Galaxy even more! So Quill, Mantis, Lilandra and Bug must find a way onto Chandilar with the help of Gladiator, to learn more about the wedding and how to stop it! There are those among the Spartax who wish to stop this union as well. Kahra, head of Spartax security, is against the marriage of a Spartax to an inferior race and has come up with a surefire plan to stop the wedding: Kill the bride-to-be!!!
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

NOVA CORPS: THE BORDER WARS #5
 Written By CARLOS PACHECO
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE MCKONE
 Gamora returns! Richard's sometimes lover Gamora is back and she's itching for fight with Nova!!! Mari and Pyo lead a joint Nova Corps-Space Knight training endeavor along the newly formed Helghan territory. The Spartax-Helghan treaty has made Negative Zone reject Ravenous uneasy and he seeks terms of an alliance with the Kree and the Galadorans! Sides are being formed for the inevitable war that is about to come to the galaxies! Meanwhile, Robbie Ryder and Samara along with new Nova cadet Sam Alexander continue their mission to find Darkhawk and the Null Force before it falls into the hands of the Magus when they are suddenly attacked by hundreds of Helghan warriors! Robbie's team is overrun and headed for certain death until out of nowhere they are saved by the bounty hunter Andromeda and Major Vance Astro! The two groups join forces to track down the Null Force and Darkhawk! But are they prepared to face the Fraternal Order of Raptors and the power of the Universal Church of Truth?
 32 PGS./Rated T+...$2.99

COSMIC MARVEL! PART 2

SILVER SURFER #5
 Written By CHRISTOS GAGE
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By DUSTIN WEAVER
 "Death Has A Bargain!" Part 5:Super-Ego
 The newly resurrected Black Sun begins his hunt for the Silver Surfer at the bidding of his new masters Lord Order and Master Chaos!Their goal is to restore order to the unbalance caused by the early deaths of billions of lives at the hands of the Surfer before more damage can be done. Elsewhere, Firelord, Frankie Raye and Gabriel meet to discuss their plans on how to deal with the Surfer and his new master and free him from her service! Meanwhile, the Surfer attacks the Elder god Ego the Living planet at the bidding of Mistress Death! What he doesn't know is that it's all a part of a deal struck between Death and the other Elder gods to eliminate their rogue member! With newfound powers given to him by Mistress death added to his own power cosmic, the Surfer overwhelms the Elder god and is prepared to deliver the killing blow when he is stopped by a powerful blow! He rises to see standing before him the herald Goliath and behind him, his former master Galactus!
 32 PGS./Rated M...$2.99

ADAM WARLOCK #5
 Written By JIM STARLIN
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MIKE PERKINS
 "Paint it Black"
 Baron Karza, first Acolyte of the Magus begins his culling of the Voryan Cluster! Those who believe in the Universal Church of Truth will live to serve the Magus! Those who do not believe...will die!!! Adam Warlock and Starhawk have travelled to the Argossan Galaxy on a mission by Eternity to find the person who can help them in their quest to stop the Magus. They arrive on a barren, now nameless planet to find a crumbling abandoned temple. Inside, they hear a prayer almost like a song. They enter a huge chamber and find a lone woman kneeling before an alter. She is the Black Swan Yabbat S'yren and she has been awaiting their arrival for centuries! She knows why they are here and who it is they must face. As they prepare to leave this star-system, Yabbat S'yren tells them of another whose help they will need in the coming dark days. The one who wears death on his wrists and his cosmic awareness, the man known as Mar-Vell!
 32 PGS./Rated M....$2.99

THE INHUMANS #5
 Written By ROBERT VENDITTI
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By MARK BROOKS
 For Queen and Country!
 Far away on Hala, The Supreme Intelligence has been monitoring the situation with the Inhumans and has taken great interest in recent developments. He sees great potential on the offspring created by the Kree and wants them to be brought home to be put to use! On Earth, with all challenges to her throne eliminated, Medusa begins to look towards earth and the rising population of NuHumans that are appearing everywhere. She wants to unite them all, Inhuman and NuHuman, under one banner, hers! She sends an envoy led by Karnak and Gorgon to Africa and the newly formed nation of Niganda to express her desires of a unified Inhuman society. They meet with the Nigandan leader Zulas and express their queens wishes for them to follow. Zulas kindly rejects the offer from Attilan and tells them that Niganda can make it's own way. An enraged Gorgon warns that it is unwise to reject the queen's generous offer and there could be consequences! Zulas tells Gorgon that Niganda is prepared to defend itself with the help of it's new allies, Queen Shuri and the nation of Wakanda!
 32 PGS./ Rated M...$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 1

MAGIK #5
 Written by KIERON GILLEN
 Plot by SUNOFDARKCHILD
 Art by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
 MAGIK #5
 "Games of Hell" Part 5
 Doug Ramsay finds his time to shine, as his language ability allows him to mediate a tense truce between Illyana, Mephisto, and the other Hell Lords. The nature of the threat Belasco and his masters represents is revealed, as is the part Illyana was to play in said threat, but is it already too late to stop them? And what does Mephisto want from Illyana?
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE DEFENDERS #5
 Written by MIKE MIGNOLA
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
 “EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC”
 ***Dawn of the Devil: Invasion Tie-in***
 Valkyrie and Mephista hate each other from way back. And by way back, we mean the 13th century. Relive the genesis of their rivalry as, at the behest of her father, Mephista seduces one of Valkyrie’s favored Úlfhéðnar, the famed Norse berserkers, into betraying his brethren for the power to turn into an unkillable bear monster! Meanwhile, in the present, Gandalf arrives at the Sanctum Sanctorum with a message for Dr. Strange – “You can go straight to Hell!” The White Wizard attempts to recruit the Sorcerer Supreme into his cadre of invaders targeting Mephisto’s realm, but when mages of their renown get together, there’s bound to be a wand measuring contest! Can they hash out a mutually agreed upon strategy over a psychotropic pipe-weed-induced trip to the astral plane? And while they’re there, can Valkyrie and Mephista protect their physical bodies from an attacker sent by Mephisto? An attacker who happens to be… an unkillable bear monster?!
 Elsewhere, after their efforts to expose Dormammu’s agents on Earth prove unsuccessful, Namor and the Silver Surfer receive an offer to help from an unlikely source - the Beyonder! All he asks for in return... is a seat at the Defenders’ table!
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

GOD SQUAD #5
 Written by KURT BUSIEK
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by STEVE DILLON
 "IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE..."
 ***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 Mephisto has offered everyone on Earth a deal! Everyone! And the world is going mad with fear and paranoia, that is except for the children? Mephisto has angered Gods! And two in particular have made it their mission to protect the dreams of every child on Earth. Knowing that the final battle is fast approaching, and wanting to spare them the coming horror, Venus sings the world's children to sleep. And the dream world is protected as well, every child see's the shadow and is calmed. The children of the world play in the shadow of Bast as the world burns. If nothing else they will live forever. In the real world Hercules, Monkey King, Ares, Shou-Lao along with the Talis Clan protect Venus and the unconscious Bast from Sin and her army of "Yes Men", people who bargained for power now compelled to fight for the devil. Sin knows the world's children are within her evil grasp but Roma has other ideas for Sin.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


MIDNIGHT SONS #4
 Written by MIKE RAICHT
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by CLAY MANN
 "LET'S RIDE!!!"
 ***Dawn of the Devil Tie-In***
 Daimon Hellstorm has caught up to Danny Ketch and he isn't feeling merciful! Hellstorm will tap into powers he dared never wield before and creates his own Rider, as every Lord of Hell has the right to do. Ketch screams as he pays for his sins and becomes the Penance Rider. He must do Hellstorm's bidding and Hellstorm says bring him everyone who said "Yes" so that he can exorcise Mephisto's influence. Meanwhile the disembodied Ghost Rider finds a new host Rachel Van Helsing! But has the Spirit of Vengeance bitten off more then it can chew? After all "Hell hath no fury..."
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DOOM #5
 Written by NEIL GAIMAN
 Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 'DANCE WITH THE DEVIL'
 The Talis Clan gain unusual allies in their fight against the legions of Mephisto’s, an army of Doombots! But are they really helping or are they gathering information and power for the Lord of Latveria? Unfortunately beggars can’t be choosers and the mystics and supernatural creatures from across the multiverse must accept this dubious help. Meanwhile Doom dispatches Dracula to Hell, literally!!! Doom has long known how to banish people to an eternity of suffering and right now he needs an ally to present his interests in Hell. What of Victor himself? Well he’s just helped Gandalf restore the crucified Thor to full fighting fitness and has gained a future favour from the Thunder God for his further help. Thor fell trying to take on the Cabal, Doom will show the Son of Odin how it’s done. Mephisto wants the Pope! And he’s going to have to walk over Doom’s dead body first!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABAL #5
 Written by DANIEL WAY
 Art by FRANK CHO
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 'TO THE DEVIL, A SKULL'
 The Red Skull finally has what he’s always wanted, the world in the palm of his hand. His resurrected Nazi and Hydra forces are tearing down the infrastructure of every nation on Earth. His Thule Society besides the multitudes of Mephisto’s is successfully keeping this Talis Clan at bay. The world’s heroes are swamped and the only ones that could have made a difference, the mystics and paranormals, are being hunted down by those who need them most. Unfortunately there are still one or two little wrinkles in the forms of Doom and Thor. For Mephisto and Skull to be ultimately successful they must make it inside the Vatican, Mephisto and Maestro lash out at Thor as Morgan Le Fay teams with the Skull to take on Doom. The Cabal destroyed Latveria and now they will have Victor Von Doom in chains at their feet as their pet. Ultimate victory is within their grasp and the Cabal will rule all! And in Hell plans start to unravel!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GUNSLINGER #5
 Written by STEPHEN KING
 Art by LEINAL FRANCIS YU
 Plot by MCGAFFER
***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 'ANYONE HOME?'
 The dead aren't rising, and that’s a problem! Roland Deschain and Eve have followed the path that Gandalf put them on and have come to the doors of Hell itself. Only thing is the doors are wide open and no one is trying to escape. Something unnatural is going on here and the Gunslingers need to find out what it is. First things first though, the doors may be open but the guardians aren't missing! Roland and Eve raise their heavy guns and take aim, they could turn back but where’d be the sense in that. Answers are before them and if it takes hot lead to get them then they've got plenty to spare. Roland’s finally going to hell, and he’s going to take the devil with him.
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE WATCH #5
 Written by JAMES O'BARR
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by ESAD RIBIC
 "TWO HELLS GO TO WAR"
 ***Dawn of the Devil:Invasion Tie-In***
 Nightmare and Owen Reece face an uncomfortable fact, they can’t manipulate the reality of Mephisto’s Realm and that means they’re just meat to the legions of demons bearing down on them. Luckily for them though there are some recently slain heroes who don’t take stock of rules. The Watch rescuing Nightmare and the Molecule Man! Well that’s what heroes do and fortunately for everyone the Shiver Man’s fire is something that this hell has never witnessed before. And what is Solomon Kane sensing trying to break into hell when the doors are closed? Turns out someone’s sent some help in the form of Dracula, but is he here to help the Watch or himself?
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL SUPERNATURAL! PART 2


HULK #5***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by MARK WAID
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDY KUBERT
 "#HulksinHell" Part 2 of 3
 An unconscious Hulk awakens in an unknown dark place that reeks of brimstone and death. He's just learned that Hulk is the real persona and the Bruce Banner that he became was a created personality to hide a volatile, scarred childhood. He knows this must be the realm of Mephisto. As he now can change to his Banner form at will he discovers other new abilities while human such as "Hulk hands". He's also drawn to echoes of whispers from a distance, but are they friends or enemies?
 Becca Banner aka Gam Ma is mad and she believes Red Hulk is the cause. Her grandson is missing and she wants answers. It is the battle of the senior Hulks as Gam Ma versus Red Hulk in a full on ruckus. That is until Red Hulk simply vanishes (see SECRET WARS!)
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99

DARK AVENGERS #5***Dawn of the Devil Tie-in***
 Written by WARREN ELLIS
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by MIKE DEODATO JR
 "Lady Doom"
 Angela and Johnny Blaze attempt to recruit Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Blade, Hyperion, Kaine and Daimon Hellstrom to take down Mephisto. However, they don't trust the demon hunting Angel or Blaze who is powered by the demon Zarathos. This leads to a volatile confrontation between the 2 groups. All of them are frozen in time due to the arrival of a dark Sorceress Supreme. She wants the Dark Avengers to follow her lead as she's trumped Mephisto before and she is a Von Doom. Cynthia Von Doom did not come alone she's with monster-hunter with benefits Bloodstone and her new lethal yet comical associate...Lady Deadpool!
 32PGS./Rated T $2.99


TALES FROM THE CRYPT #4
 Written by PETER MILLIGAN
 Plot by MCGAFFER
 Art by ART ADAMS
 “BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!”
Florence 1588 - The Spanish Armada has sunk and the Spanish Crown is now weak and can no longer resist. The time has now come. The time for the Great Feast. Apes were not the only ones to evolve, they were just the most ruthless. They destroyed all the other species that began evolving along with themselves, and when they'd killed them all they started on each other. But some little groups managed to hide. What would Spiders look like, if they had evolved along the same lines? Those great hunters developing technology, weapons, martial skills and learning....magic! Their time has come, Spain is weak, they will rule and feast on their greatest tormentors. Spain's only hope is the current Sorcerer Supreme, one of their greatest enemies, Sir Francis Walsingham!
 32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 1

AGENTS OF FUTURE PAST #5
 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 #92317 - War Machine rules the world and Bishop and the Winter Soldier must find out how he did it and, more importantly, who's inside the suit. There's an extra advantage though as a new mystery partner of SHIELD's provides a brand new bionic arm for Bucky. True living metal that can transmute into whatever Bucky needs! He's not too keen on the little face logo but he can stick another star over that. And in the far future, Stryfe and the Forgeries continue to disguise their true intentions as they send threat after threat back in time. There's more then one psychotic War Machine in the time-line though! Stryfe wants Perception Tower blind for his big move and there's only one way to do that - Terminate Blindfold! Enter the Warminator!
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #5
 Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by KEN ROCAFORT
 “SHOCK AND AWE”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation***
 For almost five thousand years, Apocalypse has sought to advance the next stage of human evolution through conflict. Now his hidden hand pulls the strings that threaten to ignite the final war between species, where survival of the fittest demands that humanity evolve or die. A missile is launched from the city of Utopia in the Savage Land, detonating above Buenos Aires and releasing a biological payload that violently ignites the dormant X-genes inside the populace. Many die. Many others evolve.
 As the dust settles, it’s clear that the Astonishing X-Men have been framed! How did this happen? Jean Grey and the Scarlet Witch both demand to know where that missile came from and how it even got inside Utopia! Is there a traitor within their city’s walls? These questions may have to wait, as Argentina is already launching a tactical response – complete with South American Centiñelas! Can the X-Men possibly defend their new homeland against the robotic wrath of a vengeful nation?
 What’s worse, Argentina’s status as a major non-NATO ally has the United States labelling Utopia a rouge state in possession of Weapons of Mass Mutation! As the world’s great superpower contemplates “kinetic military action,” the Four Horseman of Apocalypse endeavor to cut off Utopia’s support by dismantling their regional allies… It’s Kazar and Shanna the She-Devil against Death, Famine, War, and Pestilence!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS #5
 Written by CHRIS YOST
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by MIKE CHOI
 “I BELIEVE THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE” Part Two of Three
 WHO IS KILLING THE NEW MUTANTS? That’s the third new mutant discovered dead by Cyclops within weeks, and what is worse, public opinion in the mutant ranks is turning against him, believing he killed the kids. But why would Cyclops commit murder? And who is really responsible for the deaths? That’s what Alex Summers, along with Emma Frost – intend to find out – because Cyclops has more pressing issues at hand – against all odds, he’s been arrested, and is on trial for murder!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

THE UNCANNY X-MEN #5
 Written by RICK REMENDER
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by CHRIS BACHALO
 “THE AXIS OF EVIL MUTANTS”
 ***Weapons of Mass Mutation***
 A weapon of mass mutation has been detonated over Buenos Aires, and unbelievably the missile appears to have been launched from the Astonishing X-Men’s city of Utopia! Storm and Wolverine lead the Uncanny X-Men to ground zero where they intend to render humanitarian aid however they can, but not all the survivors are pleased with their newfound genetic disposition – and foremost amongst them is the Argentinian chapter of the Purifiers! The relief effort quickly turns into a fight for survival as the X-Men face off against religious extremists with unstable new superpowers, a penchant for genocide, and an abundance of new potential victims!
 Meanwhile, Washington D.C. is a powder keg. While Professor Xavier is arrested as a mutant of interest for collusion with a rogue state, Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler face down a militarized police force seeking to disperse a pro-mutant, anti-war protest with extreme prejudice! In the hallowed halls of governance, Senator Robert Kelly passionately implores the nation to take action against Utopia, Krakoa, and Tian – what he calls “The Axis of Evil Mutants.” Will the President authorize the Sentinel Drone strikes that Kelly, and his secret puppeteer Bastion, demand? Not if Secretary of Mutant Affairs Hank “Beast” McCoy can convince him otherwise! And he must, because the foremost Sentinel manufacturer, Trask Industries, has merged with Kinetic Solutions Incorporated, and the result is countermutant technology with Decepticon upgrades courtesy of KSI’s secret benefactor… Megatron!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

DEADPOOL & FORCE WORKS #5
 Written by JASON AARON
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by MATTEO SCALERA
 “GHOST AGAINST THE MACHINE”
 You know what I like best about my buddy Ghost? It’s not just that he thinks school shootings are government orchestrated plots to induce gun-grabbing mass hysteria (yeah I got a license for these, it’s called the 2nd Amendment!), or his unequivocal proof that the Facebook app secretly activates your smartphone’s mic so it can monitor you at all times (Zuckerberg is listening to you masturbate!). No, it’s the fact that, as a full-time corporate saboteur, he gets allll the dirt on the bigtime crony capitalists! For example, he heard that everybody’s favorite Sentinel Manufacturer, Trask Industries, has merged on the down-low with KSI – a startup that’s been filing patents impressive enough to make Ghost salivate in his helmet. But the tech is more than meets the eye, and Ghost assures me that it could have only come from… (channeling Giorgio A. Tsoukalos)… ALIENS! So, we’ve got to sneak into KSI’s HQ to, ahem, “liberate” some hardware. They make mutant-detecting Sentinels there, so this infiltration will be strictly no homo superior. That means its Ghost, Hit-Monkey, and myself – and you won’t believe what we see inside! (Did that Sentinel just turn into a @#$%ing truck?!). But why are they all suddenly noticing us? I don’t have an x-gene, neither does Ghost, so that leaves… wait a minute, not all macaques are expert triggermen with impeccable fashion sense? (Everything I learned in high school biology was a lie!). Hit-Monkey’s a mutant and we’re in a bunch of trouble, because we just pissed off KSI’s silent partner… and his name is Megatron!
•Issue comes with a boilerplate “Certificate of Incorporation” so you and I can bring a person into this world together!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

LEGENDARY WOLVERINE #5
 Written by JEFF LEMIRE
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by DECLAN SHALVEY
 “MURAMASA: THE DEMON BLADE” Part Two “COWBOYS VS. NINJAS”
 Organized crime dominated the fledgling city of Denver in 1883, but when Governor Davis H. "Bloody Bridles” Waite took office, he made it his mission to root out corruption in Colorado – and he hired James Howlett and Victor Creed to help! Waite’s first priority was to remove Denver’s crooked mayor from power. Problem was, the mayor recruited a “special police force” to defend City Hall against the governor’s men! The last thing James and Victor expect to face is a gang of outlaw gunfighters supported by the same mystical clan of ninjas they’d fought in Japan five years earlier! Donning the red demon mask, Denver’s mayor is possessed by the vile spirit of the sorcerer Ogun, who lusts after both revenge and the famed Muramasa Blade, which Howlett has carried even since his mentor Saigō Takamori used it to commit seppuku! It’s a gun and swordfight at the Denver corral, but nefarious ninjas, deadly desperados, and possessed politicians aren’t James and Victor’s only concerns! The unscrupulous defenders of City Hall have hired their own legend of the Old West – Gunhawk, who claims to be the best there is at what he does. And there’s a shocking secret to his success – he’s a mutant…. and James Howlett’s son!
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

X-FORCE #5
 Written by JEPH LOEB
 Plot by LOREC
 Art by ED MCGUINNESS
 “TYRANTS AND DICTATORS” Part Two
 In Cuba, Francisco Quesada, would be leader of his country, meets with a hooded woman. She promises him his country if he will help her and her friends once in power. With a handshake, an agreement is reached and the hood is pulled back revealing the mutant Candra. Smiling, she knows her membership in the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle as the new White Queen is all but assured.
 In the U.S., X-Force teleports right into the heart of the Pentagon. Without a word, Cable grabs an unassuming man and shoves him in an empty office. Revealing that the man is Robert Sullivan, the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Cable interrogates him about the increase in attacks on mutants. Sullivan reveals that the government had adapted the mutant detection software in Sentinels and installed it in a few hand held devices. The technology had been stolen and he suspects that is what's being used to subtly hunt mutants more effectively. Then Cable hears Aliya's voice, telling him to pull the trigger... and he does!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

UNCANNY MARVEL! PART 2

X-FACTOR #5
 Written by PETER DAVID
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by MITCH GERADS
 “THE CORPORATE ESPIONAGE JOB...” Part Two of Two
 Captured mutants are being brainwashed and turned into Serval’s own personal army. And to make matters worse, they have Quicksilver! It’s a brainwashed Quicksilver vs. Polaris as the X-Factor team attempt to make the best out of a very bad situation, made even worse by Gambit’s involvement. Because, knowing Gambit - it always is!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #5
 Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
 Plot by BANEOFKINGS
 Art by CHRIS SAMNEE
 “A GOOD MAN” Part Two of Four
 Charles and Erik find themselves captured by militia deep in the jungle as they attempt to make their way back home, and to make matters worse, they have to break out without the use of their powers in fear of exposing mutant talents to the world! However, back in Washington D.C., their efforts to keep mutantkind a secret may not matter – because Azazel has just taken another hostage in a desperate bid to escape the attention of the CIA, and with this target being an extremely high value one... needless to say, things aren’t going to be pretty!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #5
 Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
 Plot by SHAGGYDOO
 Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
 "LOST BOYS" Part Two of Three
 Cannonball, Skaar, Wolfbane, Gentle, Husk, Chamber and the Bamf called Rebel continue to explore the city of Metropolis. They meet a mysterious mutant named Outsider, who is definitely not what she appears to be. However, they are unaware that their every move is being watched. Not just by the usual government agents or even Sentinels. This time it's by a family of hunters from a small town in Kentucky, who are the stars of a reality show... Meet the Kravens! Watch as Jebidiah Kraven learns how to use a subway in the big city. Check out his sons Junior and Clark Kent as they try to clumsily try to talk to city girls. All the while they are still "stalkin' muties." Also stay tuned for Jeb's daughter Babygirl's first encounter with "New Mutants." It starts out innocent enough, until she reveals her secret - she's not only a Kraven... she's also a mutant! It's a trap!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

X-S.C.A.P.E. #5
 (X-Men/SHIELD Coalition Assistance Protection and Extraction Team)
 Written by GAIL SIMONE
 Plot by GLOBAL HONORED
 Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
 "ESCAPE FROM KYOTO"
 Rookie agent Jimmy Hudson teams up with old guard Dum Dum Duggan, with a little help from the courageous Mariko Yashida, to go on a suicide mission straight into the heart of The Hand!
 They must rescue Nick Fury and the X-SCAPE team from the deadliest clutches on Earth. What family secrets will be revealed to Jimmy? Can Mariko avoid the stare of the Gorgon? Which member of X-SCAPE is the double agent (according to the World Security Council's Intel)? Find out this month, as we begin our journey towards THE SECRET WORLD WAR!
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #5
 Written by MARJORIE LIU
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by PHIL NOTO
 “YOUTH GONE WILD" Part Four
 The battle rages on as two bands of teenage mutants clash against powers and ideals, with the X-Men on the brink of a losing battle. The combined might and strategic prowess of Dexter’s Y-Men has proved too great, and Dexter’s own bizarre mix of brute strength and telekinesis has proven dangerous. However, just as the Y-Men were about to deliver the final blow, Dexter’s mind begins to burst with growing pain, slowly going into a frenzy as he starts to attack his own teammates. His pain eventually grows too great, and a telepathic blast blows away everyone within his reach. Surge and the others wake up apparently victorious, as the Y-Men have disappeared with barely any traces. For now, the X-Men are victorious, and both sides of the conflict have been quelled for another day. Unbeknownst to them, however, the renegade mutants are laying unconscious in a laboratory sometime after, a group of humans looming over them as they congratulate each other on a job well done...
 32 PGs./Rated T...$2.99

KOOKY MARVEL! PART 1

MOJOVISION #2
 Written by ERIC POWELL
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by ROB GUILLORY
 “I WANT MY MJV”
•Every music video in the known multiverse is in a brutal, cutthroat competition for supremacy, but only one can trample the hopes of its enemies and victoriously claim the top spot. But can even the intrepid Mojovision Video Jockey (MJV-VJ for short) Longshot make it all the way through the top-ten countdown while being relentlessly pursued by hordes of ravenous, flesh-eating Marvel zombies? Find out on MJV’S TOTAL REQUEST… UNDEAD!
•Major Domo’s rating report: TRU has slumped, failing to capture the top spot in even the once-assured female teen demographic. This is a far cry from the ratings domination the broadcast once boasted just a few short years ago.
•“WHAT?!? Com-plete-ly Unacceptable! We need to rebrand and we need to rebrand yesterday! Why aren’t those little brats tuning in anymore? Zombie oversaturation? Maybe if we killed and necromanticly reanimated Justin Bieber, hum? No, no. It’s because of the internet that we’re failing! That damnable series of tubes is the go-to source for music videos these days, so we need someone with an online presence. Get me that human chick who ************s her criminal escapades! Get me Screwball!
•Meanwhile, Longshot’s about to get devoured before he can throw to Darla Deering’s new bootylicious country-pop hit “It’s a Thing Thang.” Can he rely on the newly recruited MJV star NFL Superpro to help him out with some consensual, non-domestic violence? And behind the scenes, Spiral desperately searches for a way to boost the ratings before the Death Sponsors detect weakness!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
 Written By JIM STERANKO
 Plot By MCGAFFER
 Art By HERB TRIMPE
 "WE'RE GONNA HANG OUT THE GREMLINS ON THE SIEGFRIED LINE"
 Germany needs to take the Allies Spitfire planes out of the war - and the job has gone to Dr. Togu who has recruited Germany's newest living weapons for the task, Gremlins! Several airmen ended up filling out some strange psychiatric reports over the next few days. Seeing little green creatures on the wings of the plane has been reported several times before, nothing new there. But reports of Ducks, Monkeys, Pigs and Raccoon's fighting little green men on the wings of the planes thousands of feet up in the air? Well that's just too weird. And what's with the RAF pilot who keeps dreamily doodling pictures of a Squirrel-Girl!?! And saying she saved his life...twice!!! Oh yes, and apparently the Raccoon has reportedly sent Captain America a message via a co-pilot "First one to Berlin? Loser!"
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

REIGN OF GALACTA #2
 Written by KATE BEATON
 Plot by ROZEN
 Art by FAITH ERIN HICKS
 “HEIR APPARENT” Part 2 (of 4)
 So, today hasn't really gone well for our heroine. News broadcasts from around the world are being hijacked by Skrulls, bearing a grim message for the world; the daughter of Galactus lives, and they are more than happy to burn this forsaken rock before she could threaten the universe (or if her father comes looking for her…). Gali is still on the run from Skrull forces, and with her growing fears, the Power Cosmic starts to dwell within her. Gali starts to fight back with cosmic bolts from her hands (refrain all pew-pew jokes until the end of the issue), but it doesn't take long for her to be surrounded by elite forces. This looks like the end and that we lied about this being an ongoing, only for her to be saved by...the Fantastic Four?!
 32 PGS./Rated T...$2.99

KOOKY MARVEL! PART 2

H.E.R.B.I.E. FOR HIRE #2
 Written by CHRIS ELIOPOLOUS
 Plot by SUPERCOOPER
 Art by STUART IMMONEN
 “C.O.O.L. (COMPOSED OBSERVERS OPPOSE LOITERING)”
 Skyrocketing battery prices, too few wifi spots, and only one course on the History of Robopolitics?!? For the students at the San Francisco Institute of Advanced Artificial Intelligence, it’s time for some old fashioned political dissidence…a sit-in! And to break up these chrome-plated protestors, the flustered and frustrated Vice-Dean Helmlang will have to call in H.E.R.B.I.E. for Hire to go undercover and break up the robotic rebellion! But when HERBIEs 34, 61428, and 3637 get too deep into their operation, CEO HERBIE Alpha may have his own protest to deal with…and a demand for a pay raise he can’t meet! That is, if 34, 61428, and 3637 can survive coming face to face with the head of the Institute’s security team: AWESOME ANDY, who’s been reprogrammed to show very little mercy!
 32 PGS./Rated T...$2.99

AVENGERS MANSION #2
 Written by STEPHEN COLBERT
 Plot by SUDO NIMM
 Art by PAUL POPE
 Star Fox gets stuck in a love triangle between Tigra and Silverclaw, while Tigra's wild behavior upsets Stingray. Meanwhile, Rage loses it when he finds out he has become an internet meme. D-man wrecks the bathroom after being voted out the mansion and a major shockwave hits when one of the roommates discovers that she is pregnant
 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

LI'L FRANK #2
 Written By JOE CASEY
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By SKOTTIE YOUNG
 "Goodfellas"
 Welcome to Harry S Truman Elementary and the Green Wing! Li'l Frank's favorite teacher, Miss Peavy teaches English here and he enjoys being in her class. But the Green Wing is also home to the Kennedi Boys, Bobby, Ted and Johnny who run the hall like a well oiled machine! Extortion, racketeering, fake homework and milk money, the Kennedi's have their hands in everything, either you pay up or pay the price! So when the Kennedis begin to harass redhead Patsy Walker, Frank and new best friend Georgie step in to help out leading to an all out brawl! But both Frank and the Kennedis are about to find out that Li'l Patsy is a hellcat!
 32 PGS./Rated All Ages...$2.99

THE INVINCIBLE BRICK! #2
 Written By JOHN OSTRANDER
 Plot By MARVELL2100
 Art By CULLY HAMNER
 "The Dark Onyx Saga!" Part 2: Onyx Rising!
 The Dark Onyx rages out of control and threatens to destroy Earth! The Brick and the Brotherhood of the Rock with the help of Wolverine are all that stand between Earth and total annihilation! But a new player arrives on the scene, someone who may have the power to stop Dark Onyx, Mag-Neat-O! Will he help our heroes save the Earth or will he use Dark Onyx as a pawn for his own agenda?
 32 PGS./Rated All Ages