Coming Attractions: Marvel: January – August 2012

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Just as DC publishes actual catalogs, so does Marvel.

Here is a sampling from about 300 titles, some of which are duplicated, as paperback editions might quickly follow a hardcover.

This is a long list, so it’ll be down-and-dirty, with not much editing on my part. If you want better descriptions or covers, search the web. Most of these titles have been transmitted to various bookseller websites.  All information that follows is from the publisher. [Except for comments from me.] If you don’t like what you see, it’s not my fault.

The most interesting titles are the “Season One” original graphic novels.  Marvel does not usually produce original graphic novels, preferring to use periodical serialization to cover the cost of production, as well as encouraging readers to buy the same story twice.  That these original graphic novels are a new retelling (rebooting?) of popular characters is even more interesting.  Will each series be self-contained?  Will there be second volumes?  Are these volumes being primarily marketed to bookstores and libraries?  Will Marvel keep these titles in print longer than is typical for a Marvel title?

Oh, yeah, I’m a bookseller during the day. Nothing I write here as a comics evangelist has anything to do with my secret identity. Also, EVERYTHING here is subject to change.

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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Ultimate Comics Hawkeye by Jonathan Hickman

Rafa Sandoval, Jonathan Hickman
February 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
112 pages
Hardback
9780785162278, 0785162275
Summary: Hawkeye’s back in a bad way. Armed and dangerous, Clint Barton is tasked with his most perilous mission yet. And what he discovers will revererate across the entire Ultimate Universe. Tasked on a covert and dangerous mission, Hawkeye finds himself in the middle of an international arms race–but on the brink of obtaining a serum that will change the course of mutant history, has the eagle-eyed hero aimed too high to succeed?
COLLECTING: Ultimate Hawkeye 1-4
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9780785151043 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Spider-Man : Spider-Island
Stefano Caselli, Tom Fowler, Rick Remender, Dan Sl…
January 25, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$39.99/$43.99 Can.
392 pages
Hardback
9780785151043, 0785151044
Author Bio: Dan Slott is an American comic book writer best known for The Amazing Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell and She-Hulk. He is the current writer of the twice monthly The Amazing Spider-Man. Dan lives in New York City.
Summary: Start Webbing The News! New York City becomes Infested–and eight million people are plagued! Normal people are getting Spider-Powers! But not all of them realize that with great power must also come…you know the rest. Okay, sure we often say Peter Parker’s life will never be the same. But listen, pal, we’ve never been more serious. This will change everything for Pete, for Spidey…and possibly for YOU! Look at it this way…if EVERYONE’S a Spider-Man…then no one is. As the brilliantly fearsome Jackal rises from the past and begins organizing an army of spider-powered soldiers, how can the heroes of NYC hope to contain millons of wall-crawling New Yorkers? Plus: A dangerous new role for Venom. And, nearly 50 years in the making, the story which MUST BE READ: J. Jonah Jameson: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAYOR!
COLLECTING: Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #666-673, VENOM (2011) #6-8, SPIDER-ISLAND: DEADLY FOES, material from SPIDER-ISLAND,SPOTLIGHT and the INFESTED prologues from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #659-660 and #662-665.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Volume 3 : Death of Spider-Man Prelude
Sara Pichelli, Brian Michael Bendis
January 4, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
192 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785146407, 0785146407
Summary: Super-hero school is in session! The world’s No. 1 peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D., is fed up with Spider-Man – specifically, the millions of dollars spent cleaning up his collateral damage. But instead of throwing the teenaged web-slinger in jail, they’ve settled on a far worse punishment: after-school super-hero training, courtesy of the Ultimates! While Spider-Man takes notes from his first tutor – his idol, Iron Man – Mysterio and the Black Cat vie for possession of a mysterious artifact from the archives of the former Kingpin of Crime. Can even Spider-Man and Iron Man, working together, contain the object’s unimaginable power?
Collecting: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2009) #15 and #150-155
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Spider-Man : Chapter One
John Byrne
January 4, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99/$38.99 Can.
328 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785158486, 0785158480
Summary: Acclaimed writer/artist John Byrne takes the web-slinger’s reigns and reinvents the Spider-Man mythos for the 21st century! Witness your favorite web-spinner’s earliest adventures as he faces off – for the first time – against the likes of Dr. Octopus, the Vulture, Sandman, the Green Goblin, the Lizard, Mysterio and Electro! Guest-starring Spidey’s supporting cast, the Fantastic Four and heroes from throughout the Marvel Universe, in a decidedly different take on Spider-Man’s formative years!
Collecting: SPIDER-MAN: CHAPTER ONE #0-12.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Spider-Man : Masques
Todd McFarlane
January 18, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
144 pages
Hardback
9780785159438, 0785159436
Summary: Industry superstar Todd McFarlane’s blockbuster run barrels on! The Hobgoblin is back, out of control and more deranged than ever! Will even the demonic Ghost Rider be enough to help Spider-Man stop him? Then, Spidey takes a trip into the dark, lightless sewers under Manhattan to face Morbius the Living Vampire, which can mean only one thing: the return of the black costume! And finally, it’s a titanic two-part team-up with Marvel’s heavy hitters of the ’90s that takes the word “widescreen” literally as Spider-Man partners with X-Force to stop the rampaging Juggernaut!
Collecting: SPIDER-MAN (1990) #6-7, #13-14 and #16; and X-FORCE (1991) #4.
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!!! SPOTLIGHT !!!

 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Spider-Man Fights Substance Abuse

Marvel Comics
March 7, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
200 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785159780, 0785159789

Summary: The Spectacular Spider-Man does the Marvel Universe proud in a titanic tome that’s both entertaining and educational! Swing along with Spidey and a gathering of his amazing friends – including Storm, Luke Cage, Power Pack, Jubilee and the Fantastic Four – as they take on a host of important social issues in the inimitable Mighty Marvel Manner!

Collecting:

  • SPIDER-MAN VS. THE PRODIGY;
  • SPIDER-MAN, STORM & POWER MAN;
  • SPIDER-MAN & POWER PACK;
  • SPIDER-MAN AGAINST VERBAL ABUSE;
  • SPIDER-MAN & THE NEW MUTANTS FEATURING SKIDS;
  • ADVENTURES IN READING STARRING SPIDER-MAN;
  • SPIDER-MAN: CHAOS AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE;
  • SPIDER-MAN: RIOT AT ROBOTWORLD;
  • SPIDER-MAN BATTLES THE MYTH MONSTER;
  • SPIDER-MAN: SKATING ON THIN ICE;
  • SPIDER-MAN: DOUBLE TROUBLE;
  • SPIDER-MAN: HIT & RUN;
  • SPIDER-MAN: CHAOS IN CALGARY;
  • SPIDER-MAN: DEAD BALL;
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOW TO BEAT THE BULLY/JUBILEE: PEER PRESSURE;
  • SPIDER-MAN: FATHERHOOD;
  • FAST LANE #1-4;
  • SPIDER-MAN ON BULLYING PREVENTION;
  • HEROES VS. PLAQUE: WHEN PLAQUE ATTACKS; [We make holes in teeth!]
  • SPIDER-MAN: YOU’RE HIRED!

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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Red Skull : Incarnate

Mirko Colak, Greg Pak
February 8, 2012
$15.99/$17.99 Can.
120 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785152071, 0785152075
Summary: Witness the chilling creation of Marvel’s greatest monster, and liberty’s greatest enemy. As Berlin descends into chaos and ruin, sinister forces are on the rise…and the men who will form the Nazi Party ascent to power. Against this tragic backdrop of history, a boy comes of age: Johann Schmidt. Orphan, thug, urchin–Johann has nothing–and how far he would go for power will change the world. Greg Pak, the writer of X-MEN: MAGNETO-TESTAMENT, and breakout artist Mirko Colak (SECRET WARRIORS) bring to life the twisted birth of the Red Skull.
COLLECTING: RED SKULL 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Deadpool Max : Nutjob
Kyle Baker, David Lapham
December 28, 2011
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
144 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785148517, 0785148515
Summary: It’s Deadpool uncensored! Government agent Wade Wilson is too valuable an assassin for the brass not to take advantage of, but the unstable killer needs the guidance of a steady hand to be effective. It’s Bob’s job to make sure Deadpool completes his missions – by any means necessary. Unfortunately, Deadpool considers him something of a sidekick, and it’s always the sidekick who takes one for the team. And Bob’s got the bruises and mental scars to prove it. Bob manages to keep Wade focused on the likes of Hammerhead, Baron Zemo and the Taskmaster – and although he gets a glimpse of the assassin’s tragic upbringing, it becomes clear Deadpool isn’t the only damaged goods in this duo.
Collecting: DEADPOOL MAX (2010) #1-6.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Jubilee by Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman, Derec Aucoin
January 4, 2012
Ages 1 to 99, Grades P to 17
$16.99/$18.99 Can.
144 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785158615, 0785158618
Summary: Meet Jubilation Lee: firework-wielding mutant, full-fledged X-Man, sidekick to Wolverine and future vampire! Seeking a fresh start in this pre-“Curse of the Mutants” tale penned by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Jubilee enrolls in high school and becomes a peer counselor. But along with the cute boys and teenage angst come gangs, evil mutants and car thieves! Jubes has her work cut out for her!
Collecting: JUBILEE #1-6.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Marvel Firsts : The 1970s Volume 1
Marvel Comics
February 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$29.99/$32.99 Can.
392 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785163800, 0785163808
Summary: When the swingin’ seventies arrived, Marvel was there to welcome it with a host of new characters and titles! Assembled in one volume for the very first time are the fabulous first issues of dozens of Marvel’s finest offerings from the seventies, including the likes of Dracula, Man-Thing, Luke Cage, and Tigra, not to mention such solo breakouts as the Black Widow and the Beast. Westerns, war, sci-fi, super heroes, monsters and mutants!
Collecting: AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) #1, #11 and #18; SAVAGE TALES (1971) #1; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #1-2 and #5; MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #1; MARVEL PREMIERE #1: TOMB OF DRACULA #1; HERO FOR HIRE #1; COMBAT KELLY & THE DEADLY DOZEN #1; OUTLAW KID (1970) #10; GUNHAWKS #1; THE CAT #1: SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL (1972) #1; and MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN #1.
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9780785162933 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Mystery Men
Patrick Zircher, David Liss
January 11, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
120 pages
Hardback
9780785162933, 0785162933
Summary: Introducing Marvel’s all-new, never-before-seen heroes of the 1930s! With a new evil washing over an unsuspecting New York City, the Operative, the Aviatrix, the Surgeon, the Revenant and Achilles blast through dangers from blood-soaked mob warehouses to monster-infested mansions, and fight to blow the lid off a conspiracy that could bring the nation itself to its knees! Award-winning historical thriller novelist David Liss (Black Panther: The Man Without Fear) and acclaimed artist Patrick Zircher (Spider-Man Noir) weave an edge-of-your-seat and in-continuity adventure intertwined with America’s most scandalous crimes! Before the Invaders…before the Twelve…who were the Mystery Men?
COLLECTING: MYSTERY MEN 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 The Twelve – Volume 1
J. Michael Straczynski, Chris Weston
February 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$16.99/$18.99 Can.
144 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785123248, 0785123245
Summary: Yesterday’s Men of Tomorrow–Today! The Phantom Reporter. Electro. The Black Widow. The Laughing Mask. The Blue Blade. Dynamic Man. Master Mind Excello. Mister E. The Fiery Mask. The Witness. Rockman. Captain Wonder. Laying dormant for sixty years, they awaken in a tormented world that needs them more than ever. But has the world grown beyond their brand of old-fashioned heroism?
COLLECTING: THE TWELVE 1-6
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection Book 4

Mike Weiringo, Mark Waid
January 4, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
256 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785156611, 0785156615

Summary: It’s the final volume of Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo’s blockbuster run! The Fantastic Four have a lot to answer for after their authoritative action in Latverian – but when trying to regain a cynical public’s trust, is associating with a certain misunderstood wall-crawler really wise? Then, Manhattan is cut off from the rest of the world by a fleet of miles-high alien spacecraft – and that’s just the beginning! New York reluctantly turns to the disenfranchised FF, the only heroes in town, to save them – but which member will make a decision that will radically change the team? Plus: Johnny Storm, Galactus’ worst Herald…ever!? So far, the Human Torch has been able to stall Galactus from sating his cosmic hunger – but that luck won’t hold forever. What planet will be chosen as Galactus’ next victim? And will Johnny ever be the same now that he’s tasted the Power Cosmic?

Collecting: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #514-524
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Hulk by John Byrne & Ron Garney

Ron Garney, John Byrne

January 11, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99/$38.99 Can.
328 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785158561, 0785158561

Summary: Legendary creator John Byrne collaborates with a host of top-tier talent to deliver a Hulk saga unlike any other. Join the Green Goliath as he journeys to the American heartland – and into his own troubled past – and encounters friend and foe alike. Featuring Iron Man and the Avengers; a shape-shifting faux Wolverine; and Greenskin’s old sparring partner, the Thing! The Hulk may want to be left alone, but that ain’t gonna happen with this colossal cast of characters!

Collecting: HULK (1999) #1-11 and ANNUAL 1999.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Wolverine by Greg Rucka Ultimate Collection

Leo Fernandez, Greg Rucka, Darick Robertson
January 4, 2012
$39.99/$43.99 Can.
448 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785158455, 0785158456

Summary: Waitresses, arms dealers, human traffickers, pregnant crime lords, bad dreams and feral female fighters can’t stop Wolverine from carving his way to victory in this razor-sharp series reboot by acclaimed novelist and comics scribe Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Queen & Country). And see Logan do what he does best against his archenemy, Sabretooth! Plus: the unsettling threats of Cry and Vapor! Guest-starring Nightcrawler!

Collecting: WOLVERINE (2003) #1-19.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Ender’s Game Ultimate Collection

Orson Scott Card, Pasqual Ferry, Christopher Yost,…

January 18, 2012
$29.99/$32.99 Can.
256 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785163374, 0785163379
Summary: Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is only 6 years old. His peers bully him, his parents are aloof, and his older brother is violently resentful of him. He might also be humanity’s only hope. Ender is recruited to join the International Fleet’s legion of child warriors in training, to report for duty in defense of the planet. Leaving behind the only person who ever understood him–his kind-hearted sister Valentine–he takes on the challenge of becoming a commander in Earth’s defenses. His promise is high, and his teachers are sure he will rise to the test–that is, if Battle School doesn’t kill him first. Ender struggles to find a place within his soul for tranquility, humanity and a connection with something greater than the brutal mechanics of war and strategy. But when he is thrust into Command School at a vastly accelerated pace, will he crack up on the road to becoming the hero that the human race so desperately needs? Sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card’s Hugo and Nebula-Award winning classic is brought to vivid life by writer Christopher Yost (X-Force) and artist Pasqual Ferry (Ultimate Iron Man II).
COLLECTING: ENDER’S GAME: BATTLE SCHOOL 1-5; ENDER’S GAME: COMMAND SCHOOL 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Powers Volume 4 : Supergroup
Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis
March 7, 2012
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
176 pages
Hardback
9780785160168, 0785160167
Summary: When one of the members of a popular supergroup is found violently murdered, the events that follow unveil the mystery players behind the multi-layered control of the superhero elite. Walker and Pilgrim are forced to make choices that will forever change their lives and careers, and how the world at large sees its heroes. This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked hardcover is perfect for both new readers and old!
“Bendis is the funny-pages descendant of Sam Fuller, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino…” –Entertainment Weekly
“Benis has rapidly become a true master of comic book creation!”–Comic Buyer’s Guide
“It’s one of the best collaborations ever seen in a comic book.”–Ain’t It Cool News
COLLECTING: POWERS (2011) 15-20
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Scarlet Book 1

Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
January 18, 2012
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
184 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785152521, 0785152520
Summary: The award-winning, bestselling, powerhouse creative team behind Daredevil, Halo and the Avengers unleashes its boldest project yet! This is the comic experience of the year! The first creator-owned series by one of the most successful teams in all of modern comics, SCARLET is the story of a woman pushed to the edge by all that’s wrong with the world. A woman who decides to stand up and fight back. A woman who will not back down. A woman who discovers within herself the power to start a modern American revolution! In the vein of ALIAS, POWERS and JINX, SCARLET debuts a fascinating new comics character who, with every issue, reveals new things about herself against a completely original backdrop of intrigue and drama. This collection of the first creator-owned series by Bendis since POWERS–and the first-ever creator-owned series by Maleev–includes tons of extras, a look at the first-issue script by Bendis with new illustrations by Maleev, an all-star cover gallery and more!
COLLECTING: SCARLET 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Marvel Masterworks : Golden Age Marvel Comics Volume 1

Marvel Comics
January 11, 2012
Ages 1 to 99, Grades P to 17
$29.99/$32.99 Can.
288 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785150527, 0785150528
Summary: In September 1939 a new voice hit the newsstands and changed the comic book world forever: Marvel Comics #1 had arrived! And this 64-page pulp package wasn’t your typical assortment of super-powered, straight-laced, do-gooders–this was something completely new. The amazing android creation of Dr. Phineas Horton, the Human Torch, was neither man nor hero–he was a fiery force of nature that shocked and unsettled mankind. Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner,the half-human/half-Atlantean, ventured from his undersea kingdom into the world of man–not with a mind set on peace, but towards vengeance! These two characters would form the foundation for the style of conflicted hero that defines Marvel to this day. Beautifully restored with an amazing host of bonus material, there’s no doubt this volume is an absolute must for every comic reader’s library.
COLLECTING: MARVEL COMICS 1, MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS 2-4
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solo avengers 194x300 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Avengers : Solo Avengers Classic – Volume 1

Roger Stern, Mike W. Barr, Tom Defalco, Ron Lim, J…
February 8, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
240 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785159032, 0785159037
Summary: Derring-do and high adventure galore fill the pages of the fun-filled Solo Avengers Classic Volume 1! Arrows fly and swords clash in these thrilling tales from your favorite Avengers’ solo files. Starring Hawkeye, and featuring the Black Knight, Moon Knight, Monica Rambeau, the Scarlet Witch, the Black Widow and many more!
COLLECTING: SOLO AVENGERS 1-10
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012The Avengers Omnibus – Volume 1

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
February 29, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$99.99/$112.99 Can.
744 pages
Hardback
9780785158462, 0785158464
Summary: The Avengers, comics’ greatest super team, burst onto the scene in 1963 at the forefront of the revolutionary Marvel Age of Comics. Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man and the Wasp joined together to face the menace of Loki and set off on a streak of tales that nearly 50 years later still sets the trend for super hero epics. From Captain America’s return fromthe icy depths of the Atlantic, to the debut of classic enemies like Kang the Conqueror, and the game-changing introduction of a trio of villains into their ranks–Avengers was a bona fide comic book blockbuster! Written by Stan “The Man” Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, you’ll experience every story, every villain, even every letters page in this painstakingly restored Omnibus collection. It’s a must-have for every Marvel fan’s collections, so reserve your copy today, True Believer!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) 1-30
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9780785157120 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Brian Michael Bendis – Volume 1

Sara Pichelli, Brian Michael Bendis
February 29, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
136 pages
Hardback
9780785157120, 0785157123
Summary: Who is behind the mask?
COLLECTING: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) 1-6
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Spider-Man : Spider Island Companion

Nick Spencer, Mike McKone, Sebastian Fiumara, Paul…
February 29, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$39.99/$43.99 Can.
424 pages
Hardback
9780785162285, 0785162283
Summary: As all of Manhattan is transformed into an island of Spider-Men, the city is quarantined! As Spider-Man battles the problem at its source, Marvel’s other heroes take on the task of calming a city of spider-powered citizens – and battling an army of spider-powered criminals.
COLLECTING: SPIDER-ISLAND: THe AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL 1-3; SPIDER-ISLAND: CLOAK & DAGGER1-3;SPIDER-ISLAND: DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU 1-3;HERC 7-8; SPIDER-ISLAND: AVENGERS 1; SPIDER-ISLAND: SPIDER-WOMAN 1; HEROES FOR HIRE 12; BLACK PANTHER 524; SPIDER-ISLAND: HEROES FOR HIRE; SPIDER-ISLAND SPOTLIGHT
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9780785156413 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Fantastic Four : Season One

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, David Marquez
On Sale Date: February 22, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
136 pages
Hardback
9780785156413, 0785156410
Summary: In Manhattan’s most famous skyscraper, the Baxter Building, scientific genius Reed Richards hatches a plan that will change the lives of those he loves most-and the very course of human history-in a way no one could’ve ever imagined. Revisit the story that irrevocably changed comics and pop culture in this all-new graphic novel, modernizing the journey of Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm as they travel to the stars…and return with fantastic, devastating results! All this plus, witness the cataclysmic first battles with The Mole Man, Doctor Doom, and Prince Namor, the mysterious Sub-Mariner in a way you’ve never seen before. You only think you know the story!
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Ultimate Comics Ultimates By Jonathan Hickman – Volume 1

Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic
March 14, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
136 pages
Hardback
9780785157175, 0785157174
Summary: The Republic is burning. The next era has begun. As our heroes struggle to find their place in the world, the Ultimates face game-changing threats even they can’t handle. And with the heart of the team missing in action, the country’s last stand of defense may be on its last legs. Critically acclaimed writer Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, FF, Secret Warriors) and superstar artist Esad Ribic (Uncanny X-Force) drive the Ultimates into new and deadly territory! This is the book we’ve all been waiting for!
COLLECTING: Ultimate Comics Ultimates 1-6
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Elektra : Assassin

Frank Miller, Bill Sienkiewicz
April 4, 2012
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
272 pages
Hardback
9780785163541, 0785163549
Summary: Two of comics’ most lauded creators join forces to bring you a tale that plunges you into the dark psyche of Marvel’s most lethal lovely–Elektra: Assassin! Here again is the story of Daredevil’s favorite femme fatale as she embarks on a game of deadly cat and mouse, with no less than the political health of the free world at stake. Relive this timeless masterpiece–along with Miller’s keen social commentary and Sienkiewicz’s incredible artistry–in this beautiful new hardcover edition!
COLLECTING: ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN 1-8
[Is that a brokeback pose?  And how does she hold that gun up? ]
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Marvel Zombies Supreme
Frank Marafino, Fernando Blanco
February 29, 2012
$16.99/$18.99 Can.
120 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785151685, 0785151680
Summary: They were the Squadron Supreme, heroes exiled from another dimension to our own–but the twisted science of the Project: PEGASUS facility cloned these defenders, infecting them with a virulent zombie strain. Now, it’s up to Jill Harper’s desperate special-ops team to keep the plague contained within the facility–whatever the cost. But Harper discovers that the Squadron wasn’t the only unconscionable experiment being kept off the PEGASUS records, and her shocking find may be the key to saving the human race. Join Frank Marraffino (Haunted Tank) and Fernando Blanco (MARVEL ZOMBIES 5, THUNDERBOLTS) as the bodies and unpredictable resurrections climax in the most gore-soaked chapter of the Marvel Zombies saga yet!
COLLECTING: MARVEL ZOMBIES SUPREME 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012John Carter : A Princess of Mars

Roger Langridge, Filipe Andrade
February 15, 2012
Ages 1 to 99, Grades P to 17
$14.99/$16.99 Can.
120 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785160427, 0785160426
Summary: Captain John Carter finds himself on a strange new world where he must fi ght for his very life – and for the heart of a princess! Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary novels come to life in this action-packed, all-new re-envisioned adventure! Meet the Tharks, terrible warrior race of Mars! See Woola, the scariest guard dog you’ll ever lay eyes upon! Gasp as John Carter battles the great white apes of Barsoom! And hold your breath as he first lays eyes upon the woman who will change his life forever – the proud and beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium!
COLLECTING: JOHN CARTER OF MARS: A PRINCESS OF MARS 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012John Carter, Warlord of Mars Omnibus

Marv Wolfman, Gil Kane, Walter Simonson, Peter Gil…
February 22, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$99.99/$112.99 Can.
632 pages
Hardback
9780785159902, 0785159908
Summary: Marvel’s top talents of the 1970s take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ savage swordsman of Barsoom! John Carter, a hunted soldier on the Western frontier, is transported to an alien world filled with six-armed aliens, sinister super-science and the love of his life, the incomparable Dejah Thoris! A must-have science-fiction epic in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Collecting JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS #1-28 and ANNUAL #1-3.
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9780785160410 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012John Carter : World Of Mars

Peter David, Luke Ross
February 15, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$14.99/$16.99 Can.
112 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785160410, 0785160418
Summary: If you thought all the action on Mars began with John Carter’s arrival – are you in for a shock! John Carter: World of Mars is the official prequel to the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures blockbuster film releasing March 2012, and reveals the shocking events that transpire before the hotly anticipated motion picture! Plus it features some of the greatest characters ever conceived by Edgar Rice Burroughs! Dejah Thoris has her hands full with the malicious Sab Than, would-be ruler of Zodanga, who sees kidnapping the princess of Mars as a short-cut to winning the thousand year war between his people and her city of Helium. Meanwhile Tars Tarkas is caught between the desires of the female he loves and his best friend, who needs Tars’ help to become Jeddak of the Tharks … assuming that his ambitions don’t kill them all. Take an unforgettable journey to Barsoom. it’s a trip you can’t afford to miss!
COLLECTING: JOHN CARTER OF MARS: THE WORLD OF MARS 1-4
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Ender’s Shadow – Ultimate Collection

Orson Scott Card, Sebastian Fiumara, Giulia Brusco…
February 22, 2012
$29.99/$32.99 Can.
248 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785163381, 0785163387
Summary: The alien Formics twice attacked the human race. We barely won. Now, the international Fleet is drafting brilliant kids to train them to command our forces in the next war. And Sister Carlotta thinks she has found another one. From the teeming legions of unwanted children, she has plucked a promising candidate: Bean, the runt of the streets of Rotterdam – with a staggering brilliance as unexplainable as his mysterious origins, the secrets of which may undo every investment made in the child’s future as an elite warrior. For now, those secrets will have to wait – there is only survival to manage: Survival on the streets…and survival in the Fleet’s rigorous Battle School. But just as the prodigiously talented Bean’s mentor, ender Wiggin, is shipped off to Command School, Bean is thrust into an existential crisis: the discovery of a long-lost brother and the return of his worst enemy, the sadistic street thug Achilles. Worse, it is a crisis engineered by the very leaders depending on his graduation to Command School! Sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card’s classic novel is skillfully adapted by writer Mike Carey (X-Men: Legacy) and artist Sebastian Fiumara (Marvel illustrated: The Picture of Dorian Gray).
COLLECTING: ENDER’S GAME: BATTLE SCHOOL 1-5, ENDER’S GAME: COMMAND SCHOOL 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Torso

Marc Andreyko, Brian Michael Bendis
March 7, 2012
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
280 pages
Hardback
9780785153566, 078515356X
Summary: The gripping tale of Eliot Ness’ chase of America’s first serial killer: the mysterious torso killer! This 1999 Eisner Award-winner for Comic Book Excellence is completely reformatted, and perfect for both new readers and old!
“A four-star must read!” – Comic Shop News
“Literally some of the best comics i’ve read indecades.” – Todd McFarlane
COLLECTING: TORSO #1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Superior

Mark Millar, Leinil Francis Yu
March 7, 2012
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
200 pages
Hardback
9780785136187, 0785136185
Summary: Simon Pooni had it all going for him – plenty of friends at school and good looks, and his coach called him one of the most talented basketball players he’s ever seen. But that was when he could still move his legs. Now, he’s living with multiple sclerosis, missing all the little things he used to take for granted, and escaping into the world of movies and comics with his best friend. Then…SUPERIOR entered his life. It’s the newest smash super-hero comic from Mark Millar and SECRET INVASION artist Leinil Francis Yu!
Collecting SUPERIOR #1-7
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Millar & McNiven’s Nemesis

Steve McNiven, Mark Millar
On Sale Date: September 26, 2012
$14.99/$16.99 Can.
568 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785148661, 0785148663
Summary: CIVIL WAR? Nothing. KICK ASS? A warmup. What if the smartest, toughest costumed bad ass in the world was totally evil? Meet Nemesis. He’s systematically been destroying the lives of every police chief in Asia, and he’s now set his sights on Washington, DC. Between you and me, the police don’t have a chance. Do not miss the book that EVERYONE is talking about by the creative team that made CIVIL WAR the biggest book of the decade.
COLLECTING: MILLAR & McNIVEN’S NEMESIS #1-4.
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9780785160724 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Avengers 1959

Howard Chaykin
March 21, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$16.99/$18.99 Can.
112 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785160724, 0785160728

Summary: Exploding from the pages of New Avengers! It’s the tail end of the fabulous fifties. Nick Fury and his newly-minted Avengers team roar into their secret mission, hunting down nazi super villains – men and women relentlessly preparing to unleash hell on a troubled world barely holding on to peace – only to find that the Avengers have what appears to be serious competition in their manhunt for these escaped ubermenschen…when their mission is suddenly compromised by interference from an unlikely source.

COLLECTING: AVENGERS 1959 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Spider-Man : The Fantastic Spider-Man

Javier Pulido, Reilly Brown, Stefano Caselli, Chri…

March 14, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
160 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785151074, 0785151079
Summary: Reed Richards has detected a trio of dimensionalanomalies that could rip the universe apart. Sounds like a job for the new FF! But if you thought the FF stood for the Fantastic Four, think again! In the aftermath of Johnny Storm’s tragic death, best bud Spider-Man has taken his place in the newly minted Future Foundation–standing alongside Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing and a coterie of precocious kids to bravely bring the tomorrow into the now…by fighting a horde of zombie pirates and the Sinister Six! Plus: can Spider-Man survive a day as a substitute teacher for the Avengers Acadamy?
COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #658-662.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Untold Tales of Spider-Man Omnibus

Roger Stern, Paul Lee, Tom Defalco, Terese Nielsen…
April 11, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$99.99/$112.99 Can.
808 pages
Hardback
9780785162476, 078516247X
Summary: Join acclaimed tale-spinner Kurt Busiek as he weaves an intricate web of “lost” stories from Peter Parker’s earliest days as the Amazing Spider-Man! Swing along with Spidey during a series of untold gems in which he encounters the likes of the Human Torch, Dr. Octopus, the Vulture, Sandman and more classic characters – along with some new ones like Batwing and Bluebird – on his way to becoming Marvel’s premiere super hero!
Collecting AMAZING FANTASY (1995) #16-18; UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN #1-25, #-1, ANNUAL 1996-1997 and STRANGE ENCOUNTER; and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #37.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012FF By Jonathan Hickman – Volume 1

Steve Epting, Jonathan Hickman, Barry Kitson
March 14, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$15.99/$17.99 Can.
136 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785151456, 0785151451
Summary: Before his death, the Human Torch made his wishes known: If anyone were to replace him in the Fantastic Four, it should be his best super-hero buddy, Spider-Man. but even with the addition of Spidey to their ranks,Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman and the thing are now so much more than four. Welcome to the FF – the Future Foundation! Marvel’s First Family has moved beyond the simple pursuits of super heroing into a bold new era of discovery. but to make tomorrow today, they’ll need to expand their ranks even beyond Spider-Man and their genius children. What does the future mean when it depends on the likes of the Wizard, the Mad thinker, A.I.M. and Dr. Doom?
COLLECTING: FF 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Powers Volume 5 : Anarchy

Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis
April 11, 2012
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
128 pages
Hardback
9780785160175, 0785160175
Summary: Society is lashing out at its superheroes. anti-powers groups are rising up with a series of gruesome murders against the city’s most powerful capes. With Walker retired, detective pilgrim teams up with a new partner to investigate this murderous superhero backlash and the people behind it. this completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked hardcover is perfect for both new readers and old!
“Bendis is the funny-pages descendant of Sam Fuller, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino…” – Entertainment Weekly
“Bendis has rapidly become a true master of comicbook creation!” – Comic Buyer’s Guide
“It’s one of the best collaborations ever seen in a comic book.” – Ain’t It Cool News
COLLECTING: POWERS 21-24
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9780785156437 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Daredevil : Season One

Wellington Alves, Antony Johnston
On Sale Date: April 25, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
136 pages
Hardback
9780785156437, 0785156437
Summary: Meet Matt Murdock, one of New York’s finest attorneys by day and swashbuckling crime-fighter Daredevil by night! Discover the dark secrets behind his first days in the costume, as the man without sight became the man without fear-and one of the greatest heroes in comic history. Daredevil faces off against the Owl, Purple Man and Mr. Fear for the first time…but it’s not what you remember! You only think you know the story!
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Emma

Nancy Butler, Janet Lee
May 2, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$14.99/$16.50 Can.
120 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785156864, 0785156860
Summary: Jane Austen’s classic tale of mischief and budding romance comes to life! In the village of Highbury, young Emma Woodhouse is an expert in romance. believing herself a matchmaker, she employs her knack for pairing people atevery opportunity. according to her, she hasn’t been wrong yet, and the mere thought she could be is quite preposterous. When a single young lady – Harriet Smith – arrives in Highbury, Emma is determined to find her a suitable gentleman caller. between card parties, suppers and carriage drives, everything seems to be going according to plan. however, love has other intentions! With her schemes backfiring in ways she could not anticipate, Emma finds her meddling is leading to heartbreak – her own! Can she set aside her agenda before true love goes asunder? Award-winning writer nancy butler – adapter of Marvel’s best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility – brings you another Jane Austen classic, breathing life into the author’s most precocious heroine. discover what has made this story so enduring, as it’s retold in the Mighty Marvel Manner with the beautiful illustrations of Janet Lee!
COLLECTING: Emma 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012X-Men : Dark Phoenix Saga

John Buscema, John Byrne, Mike Collins, Chris Clar…
April 25, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
200 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785164210, 0785164219
Summary: An epic tale of triumph and tragedy! When the Dark Phoenix rises, suns grow cold and universes die! Gathered by Charles Xavier, the X-Men have dedicated their wondrous abilities to protect mankind – even those who hate and fear them. one of their own, Jean Grey, has unwittingly attained power beyond conception – and been corrupted, absolutely. The X-Men must decide: Is the life of the woman they cherish worth the existence of an entire universe? This touching tale of ultimate power and the triumph of the human spirit has been a cornerstone of the X-Men mythos for over three decades.
COLLECTING: X-Men 129-138, Classic X-Men 43, Bizarre Adventures 27 (1st story), Phoenix: The Untold Story, What If? (1977) 27
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Goldfish
Brian Michael Bendis
April 25, 2012
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
272 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785163961, 0785163964
Summary: The story of an enigmatic grifter with a heart of gold who returns to his old haunts to find his old flame practically running the city’s underbelly, and his oldest friend and ex-partner in crime a police detective. But goldfish has come back for one reason, and one reason only: his son. This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked hardcover is perfect for both new readers and old!
“Dead-on dialogue! ominous illustrations!” – Spin Magazine
COLLECTING: A.K.A. GOLDFISH: ACT, JOKER, KING, QUEEN, JACK
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Cloak & Dagger: Crime and Punishment

Rick Leonardi, Ron Frenz, Tony Salmons, Kerry Gamm…
June 20, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$29.99/$32.99 Can.
264 pages
Hardback
9780785161295, 0785161295

Summary: Created by the underworld – sworn to destroy it! Cloak and Dagger hit the streets to fight organized crime and super villainy! When they set their sights on the Kingpin, Spider-Man thinks they’re going too far, but his webs can’t rein them in! Plus: the Punisher’s on the prowl, and it’s a problem for everybody! Guest starring the Black Cat and the Spidey supporting players of yesteryear!

COLLECTING: PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1972) 64, 69-70, 81-82, 94-96; MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL 6; MARVEL FANFARE (1982) 19
[Hey, when will Marvel issue a Marvel Fanfare Omnibus?]

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Powers – Volume 14: Gods

Michael Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis
July 25, 2012
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
200 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785145943, 078514594X

Summary: God is dead! And Walker and Sunrise are investigating his murder. Yeah. God. Don’t believe me? Then buy the book and find out what’s going on in this cops and capes drama that has NO RULES!! Oh, and Deena Pilgrim returns and the how and why is going to surprise you!! All that and Retro Girl finds herself infected with a deadly alien virus.
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012FF by Jonathan Hickman – Volume 3

Juan Bobillo, Jonathan Hickman
July 11, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
120 pages
Hardback
9780785163121, 0785163123

Summary: We’ve teased it for years, now fi nd out exactly how Doctor Doom and the Future Foundation will save us all. The battle between the Council of Reeds and the Future Foundation extends through the BRIDGE and into the world now controlled by the Mad Celestials!

COLLECTING: FF 12-17
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman: Forever

Leinil Francis Yu, Steve Epting, Jonathan Hickman,…
July 25, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
184 pages
Hardback
9780785161523, 078516152X

Summary: The Kree Empire vs. the Annihilation Wave… with Earth’s heroes in the middle! And Galactus returns to judge the world!

COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR 600-605
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 X-Men : Beauty and the Beast

Frank Springer, Jim McCann, Jim Shooter, Ann Nocen…
July 18, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
184 pages
Hardback
9780785162735, 0785162739

Summary: After her musical career comes to a screeching halt due to her being outed as a mutant, Dazzler ends up associating with an experimental underground theater group which serves as a front for a gladiatorial arena where mutants battle to the death! Fortunately, the Beast shows up – but is he in time to save her, or will Beauty battle Beast in a fight to the finish?

COLLECTING: MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL 12: DAZZLER THE MOVIE, BEAUTY & THE BEAST 1-4, MARVEL HEARTBREAKERS
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Secret Warriors Omnibus

Jonathan Hickman, Gianluca Gugliotta, Stefano Case…
July 18, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$99.99/$112.99 Can.
904 pages
Hardback
9780785163336, 0785163336

Summary: Nick Fury has gathered a special team of Secret Warriors. But these young heroes have a lot to learn in a very short time when they uncover a conspiracy that reaches from the Oval Offi ce to the temples of Japan – and even beyond death. The Leviathan organization is awakening, their tendrils wrapped deep inside the US government. And when a shadow war breaks out between Leviathan and the ruthless Hydra, it’s up to Fury and his Secret Warriors to put the pieces together and take them both out. Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman’s shadow-ops masterpiece is collected in one oversized volume!

COLLECTING: MIGHTY AVENGERS 13, 18; SECRET WARRIORS 1-28; DARK REIGN: THE LIST – SECRET WARRIORS; SIEGE: SECRET WARRIORS; DARK REIGN: NEW NATION
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic – Volume 1

Cam Kennedy, Daniel Chichester, Keith Pollard, Ala…
July 11, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99/$38.99 Can.
272 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785160649, 0785160647

Summary: Coming out of a retirement brought on by a major internal shakeup within the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury begins investigating the assassinations of several high-ranking intelligence operatives. But Fury gets more than he bargained for when the trail leads to an extraterrestrial threat, stemming back to a plot involving Baron Von Strucker during WWII. Nick can’t cut it alone so he calls in Dum Dum Dugan, Captain America and others!

COLLECTING: NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 1-11
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Hulk: From the UK Vaults

Steve Dillon, Paul Neary, Steve Parkhouse, Steve M…
July 11, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99/$38.99 Can.
360 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785159742, 0785159746

Summary: In 1979, Marvel UK launched HULK COMIC, a weekly magazine published across the pond that featured ALL-NEW stories starring the green goliath, produced by a host of up-and-coming British talent! Bolstered by the popularity of the live-action TV show, the Hulk was a hot property on both shores, spawning original UK-created comic and text stories with regularity! Now, for the jade giant’s 50th anniversary, Marvel UK’s vaults are opened – and these classic tales, most never before seen on US shores, are collected into one massive volume!

COLLECTING: SMASH! 38; MARVEL STORYBOOK ANNUAL 1967; HULK COMIC 1-6, 9-20, 26-28; INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL: AUTHORISED EDITION 1979; HULK ANNUAL (UK) 1980-1984; SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL 1991; WICKID 5, 9, 11, 25, 43, 49; MARVEL RAMPAGE 1, 7, 9, 12-14, 17
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Spellbinders: Signs and Wonders

Mike Perkins, Mike Carey
July 11, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$16.99/$18.99 Can.
144 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785164883, 078516488X

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Kim Vesco moves from Chicago to Salem, MA, she finds that the local student body is divided into rival factions of witches and non-witches, with both sides bidding for her allegiance. And if that weren’t enough, an unknown force seems to want her…dead! Between the tribal loyalties of the schoolyard and the brutal, fight-or-die logic of the mage-war, Kim has to steer a course that will keep her alive until she can take the fight back to her enemy and reveal the true identity of someone she thought she already knew: herself.

COLLECTING: SPELLBINDERS 1-6
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Mystery Men

Patrick Zircher, David Liss
July 11, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$14.99/$16.50 Can.
120 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785147459, 0785147454

Summary: Introducing Marvel’s all-new, never-before-seen heroes of the 1930s! With a new evil washing over an unsuspecting New York City, the Operative, the Aviatrix, the Surgeon, the Revenant and Achilles blast through dangers from blood-soaked mob warehouses to monster-infested mansions, and fight to blow the lid off a conspiracy that could bring the nation itself to its knees! Award-winning historical-thriller novelist David Liss (BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR) and acclaimed artist Patrick Zircher (SPIDERMAN NOIR) weave an edge-of-your-seat and in-continuity adventure intertwined with America’s most scandalous crimes!

COLLECTING: MYSTERY MEN 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Powers – Volume 7: Forever

Michael Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis
August 2012
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
272 pages
Hardback
9780785160199, 0785160191

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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis – Volume 1

Sara Pichelli, Brian Michael Bendis
August 29, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
136 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785157137, 0785157131

Summary: The year’s most talked about story! Miles Morales IS the new Spider-Man! What’s the secret behind his powers, and how will he master them? What new and familiar enemies will rise to challenge this all-new Spider-Man? And will Miles live up to Peter Parker’s legacy?

COLLECTING: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Ultimate Comics Hawkeye by Jonathan Hickman

Rafa Sandoval, Jonathan Hickman
August 8, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$14.99/$16.99 Can.
112 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785157441, 0785157441

Summary: Hawkeye’s back in a bad way. Armed and dangerous, Clint Barton is tasked with his most perilous mission yet. And what he discovers will revererate across the entire Ultimate Universe. Tasked on a covert and dangerous mission, Hawkeye finds himself in the middle of an international arms race–but on the brink of obtaining a serum that will change the course of mutant history, has the eagle-eyed hero aimed too high to succeed?

COLLECTING: Ultimate Hawkeye 1-4
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Ultimate Comics Ultimates by Jonathan Hickman – Volume 2

Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic
August 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
144 pages
Hardback
9780785157199, 0785157190

Summary: The Ultimates deal with the fallout of the new world! An old friend returns! Can Nick Fury pick up the pieces of his broken team?

COLLECTING: ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES 7-12
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9780785163886 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Hulk : Season One

Tom Fowler, Fred Van Lente
August 8, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99/$27.99 Can.
136 pages
Hardback
9780785163886, 0785163883

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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 FF by Jonathan Hickman – Volume 2

Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting, Barry Kitson, Greg…
August 8, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
144 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785157700, 0785157700

Summary: It’s a new era for the FF – in every way imaginable! Black Bolt has returned from seeming death; Dr. Doom, the Wizard, the Mad Thinker and Diablo have joined the Future Foundation; and four alternate-reality Reed Richards are scheming to ignite war among the fabled Four Cities. But all that could be moot because the Kree Supreme Intelligence has designs on Earth’s destruction – the resolution of a power play 300,000 years in the making.

COLLECTING: FF 6-11
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Daredevil by Mark Waid – Volume 1

Paolo Manuel Rivera, Mark Waid, Marcos Martin
August 8, 2012
Ages 13 to 99, Grades 8 to 17
$15.99/$17.99 Can.
152 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785152385, 0785152385

Summary: With new enemies, new friends and that same old “grinnin’ in the face of hell” attitude, the Man Without Fear is back in action and leading with his face! Mark Waid (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Irredeemable, RUSE) joins neo-legendary artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin for a new spin on Daredevil that will leave you gasping for air. Having turned his world upside down during the past several years, Matt Murdock realizes justice may not be blind to his past and villains may not be the only ones looking for answers. Bring it on! If Matt Murdock could see what he was doing, he’d be terrified.

COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL 1-6
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Machine Teen : History 101001

Mike Hawthorne, Marc Sumerak
August 22, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$14.99/$16.99 Can.
120 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785164869, 0785164863

Summary: Meet Adam Aaronson – the ideal teenager. Straight “A” student. Captain of the West Tech football team. Smart. Handsome. Charismatic. Every boy wants to be him. Every girl wants to be with him! But after a series of debilitating seizures, Adam makes a discovery that will shake his very reality to the core: the fact that he isn’t real at all! Join Adam as he begins to decrypt the truth about his origins and what it truly means to be human! It’s not easy being the perfect teen…even when you’re BUILT that way!

COLLECTING: MACHINE TEEN 1-5
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Elektra : Assassin

Frank Miller, Bill Sienkiewicz
August 15, 2012
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
272 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785163565, 0785163565

Summary: Good ninjas never die, let alone the baddest one of all! Fan favorite Frank Miller ushers his awesome assassin through good and evil and life and death and rebirth and more! Who is the otherworldly entity in pursuit of the presidency? When has Elektra met her greatest triumphs and tragedies? Why did she die, and how did she return?

COLLECTING: ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN 1-8

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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Essential Warlock – Volume 1

John Byrne, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Roy Thomas,…
August 22, 2012
Ages 9 to 99, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99/$21.99 Can.
576 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785163312, 078516331X

Summary: Adam Warlock! Part super hero spectacle and part spiritual allegory, Warlock must struggle with his inner demons even as he strives to oppose such dreadful threats as the Man-Beast, the Magus and Thanos of Titan!

COLLECTING: MARVEL PREMIERE 1-2, WARLOCK 1-15, INCREDIBLE HULK 176-178, STRANGE TALES 178-181, MARVEL TEAM-UP 55, AVENGERS ANNUAL 7, MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL 2
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 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man – Comic Reader 1

Marvel Comics
June 6, 2012
Ages 1 to 99, Grades P to 17
$3.99/$4.50 Can.
32 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785153610, 0785153616

Summary: PETER PARKER has been SPIDER-MAN for ONE YEAR. He’s fought villains, saved lives, but still has much to learn about being a super hero. NICK FURY is going to give Peter the chance to go to the next level. To train to become a real super hero. To be THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. These are action-packed, high-adrenaline & humorous Spidey stories: S.H.I.E.L.D. missions, high adventure in the greater Marvel Universe, & Teen High School Drama.
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9780785153627 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man – Comic Reader 2

Marvel Comics
June 13, 2012
Ages 1 to 99, Grades P to 17
$3.99/$4.50 Can.
32 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785153627, 0785153624

Summary: PETER PARKER has been SPIDER-MAN for ONE YEAR. He’s fought villains, saved lives, but still has much to learn about being a super hero. NICK FURY is going to give Peter the chance to go to the next level. To train to become a real super hero. To be THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. These are action-packed, high-adrenaline & humorous Spidey stories: S.H.I.E.L.D. missions, high adventure in the greater Marvel Universe, & Teen High School Drama.
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9780785153573 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Amazing Spider-Man – Behind the Mask : Young Readers Novel

Joe Caramagna
May 16, 2012
Ages 1 to 99, Grades P to 17
$6.99/$7.99 Can.
96 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785153573, 0785153578

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9780785164760 Coming Attractions: Marvel: January   August 2012 Amazing Spider-Man – Vulture : Young Readers Novel

Joe Caramagna
May 30, 2012
Ages 1 to 99, Grades P to 17
$6.99/$7.99 Can.
96 pages
Paperback / softback
9780785164760, 0785164766
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Comments

  1. Chris Hero says:

    Torsten,

    Thank you for your tireless efforts in posting content to The Beat. I think it’s pretty cool.

  2. That’s why we call him Tireless Torsten in the Beat Bullpen.

  3. Richard Watson says:

    All those John Carter books probably seemed like a good idea a couple of months ago!

  4. FYI, the contents on the Spider-Man Fights Substance Abuse and X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga books have changed pretty significantly from the solicitations.

    Short version: most of the Spider-Man giveaway stories were replaced with classic content, and most of the X-Men backups were moved to the next Masterworks softcover.

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