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Marvel Comics May 2013 Solicitations

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1: CASTAWAY IN DIMENSION Z BOOK 1 PREMIERE HC

Here are the Marvel Comics May 2013 solicitations for their graphic novel & trade paperback releases.

pacific_rim_hc_02PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO PREMIERE HC

Written by Travis Beacham
Penciled by Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior, Chris Batista & Sean Chen
Cover by Alex Ross

Don’t miss this exciting sci-fi prequel graphic novel of the highly anticipated motion picture, Warner Bros. & Legendary’s Pacific Rim directed by Guillermo del Toro! Chronicling the very first time Earth is menaced by incredible monsters known as Kaiju, these inhuman beasts rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinquish all mankind! Witness the race to develop massive robot fighting machines called Jaegers, each one controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. This action-packed tale features many of the key characters from the the film as we follow them in their early careers. Witten by Pacific Rim screenwriter himself, Travis Beacham, and with del Toro’s hands-on supervision, this volume is beautifully illustrated by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Chris Batista and Pericles Junior; inks by Matt Banning, Steve Bird and Mark McKenna; and fully-painted cover by superstar artist Alex Ross!

112 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5394-8
Trim size: standard

thor_omnibus_02THE MIGHTY THOR OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY Covers by ESAD RIBIC & JACK KIRBY

A masterpiece of immortal action, cosmic scope and boundless drama, Stan and Jack’s THOR collaborations mark a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe — and that’s no small accomplishment coming from the imaginations of the most celebrated creators in comics! This second Omnibus edition brings you milestone stories including the first appearances of Ego the Living Planet, Ulik the Troll and the Wrecker; battles with the Absorbing Man, the Destroyer and the Super-Skrull; adventures into Pluto’s underworld and atop the High Evolutionary’s Wundagore Mountain; the debut of Lady Sif as Thor’s love interest; and classic tales featuring Thor and Hercules. Backed up by “Tales of Asgard” and featuring each issue’s original letters page, it’s an extravaganza on an Asgardian scale! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #121-125, THOR (1966) #126-152, THOR ANNUAL #2 and NOT BRAND ECHH #3.

768 PGS./Rated T …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6783-9
Trim size: oversized

THE MIGHTY THOR OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC KIRBY COVER (DM ONLY)
768 PGS./Rated T …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6813-3

anxmenv2mphc_cvr_02ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 2: HERE TO STAY PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by DAVID MARQUEZ & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Yesterday’s X-Men continue to adjust to a present day that’s simultaneously more awe-inspiring and more disturbing than any future the young heroes had ever imagined for themselves. And things get even more dangerous when the villainous duo Mystique and Sabretooth target our young time-travelers — starting with Cyclops! Plus: How will Earth’s Mightiest Heroes react to the time-swept X-Men? Find out when the Avengers visit the Jean Grey School! But they’re not the only ones to do so, as the outlaw Uncanny X-Men drop by for a recruiting session. Who will join the adult Cyclops and his revolutionary crew? The answer will shock you! All this — and the original five X-Men get new costumes! Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis further defines the future — and the past — of the X-Men! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #6-10.

136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6821-8
Trim size: standard

capa2012_v1_mphc_cvr_02CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1: CASTAWAY IN DIMENSION Z BOOK 1 PREMIERE HC

Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America starts NOW! Arnim Zola’s ambitions leave Captain America stranded in the upside-down territory known as Dimension Z. With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? Just the one thing his foe values most: Zola’s son! Steve has saved the boy’s life, but can he keep him alive against the savage barbarians of Phrox — with the fate of a world hinging on his victory? And when Zola’s terrible experiments on the indigenous creatures give birth to a terrible new foe, the Odd War of Dimension Z begins! No flesh escapes the Patchwork! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2013) #1-5.

136 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6826-3
Trim size: standard

supsmv1tpb_cvr_02SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: MY OWN WORST ENEMY TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN & GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

Peter Parker spent a lifetime fighting to improve the world, but his story ended dramatically with a final, fatal sacrifice. Now, Peter’s arch-enemy Dr. Octopus has taken control of his body — and his life. Otto Octavius is Spider-Man! And he’s determined to prove himself Superior to his former foe in every way. But his baptism of fire will come when he faces down the new Sinister Six! Is the new Spider-Man in cahoots with J. Jonah Jameson? And has Carlie Cooper figured out his secret identity? Plus: Spider-Man and Mary Jane “reunited”! The return of the Vulture! And how many people must die before the Superior Spider-Man will kill a super villain? Find out as Otto battles Massacre, with hundreds of lives in the balance! A new era of web-slinging excitement starts NOW! Collecting SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-5.

112 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6704-4

thorgotv1mphc_cvr_02THOR: GOD OF THUNDER VOL. 1 — THE GOD BUTCHER PREMIERE HC

Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW!, Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods — and is shocked to find himself among them! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher’s berserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape! Collecting THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1-5.

136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6842-3
Trim size: standard

hawkeye2012_v2_tpb_cvr_02HAWKEYE VOL. 2: LITTLE HITS TPB

Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by DAVID AJA with FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, JESSE HAMM, STEVE LIEBER & ANNIE WU
Cover by DAVID AJA

The year’s most critically acclaimed comic! Ace archer Clint Barton battles Superstorm Sandy, digital doomsday, dog detectives, lady problems, murder for money and more as Matt Fraction and David Aja continuetheir exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger! Plus: The tracksuits are back, and they’re aiming to kill! Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #6-11.

136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6563-7

dpool2012_v1_tpb_cvr_02DEADPOOL VOL. 1: DEAD PRESIDENTS TPB

Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN POSEHN
Penciled by TONY MOORE
Cover by GEOF DARROW

Dead former United States presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford, have been resurrected — and that’s bad. The Marvel heroes can’t be the ones to stop them. Someone is needed with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters in chief. Deadpool time is NOW! Be here as Deadpool de-un-deadifies ex-presidents left and right — matching wits with Tricky Dick Nixon, fighting a grudge match against Honest Abe Lincoln and battling Ronald Reagan — in space! Do you need more than that?! Fine, then: monkeys! And not everyone escapes the epic finale alive — besides the presidents, duh. This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday! In Wade We Trust! Collecting DEADPOOL (2013) #1-6.

136 PGS./Parental Advisory …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6680-1

xfphalanxmphc_cov_02X-FORCE: PHALANX COVENANT PREMIERE HC

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, TODD DEZAGO & FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ, JAN DUURSEMA, TONY DANIEL, STEVE EPTING, KEN LASHLEY & TERRY DODSON
Cover by TONY DANIEL

The incredible conclusion to Fabian Nicieza’s definitive X-FORCE run! When the techno-organic Phalanx kidnap the X-Men and establish a foothold on Earth, X-Force must team with X-Factor and Excalibur to battle the aliens — but who or what is Douglock? And how will X-Force react to fighting alongside what appears to be their late friend Doug Ramsey? Then: Cable’s sentient computer the Professor has been granted a physical body! So why is Cable getting sicker by the day? Plus: The team moves into Arcade’s Murderworld, Warpath visits Generation X’s academy to settle matters with the White Queen, Rictor and xfphalanxmphc_dm_cvr_02Shatterstar hit the clubs, and disturbing truths come to light when X-Force learns Feral’s gruesome family history and the true identity of Mutant Liberation Front leader Reignfire is revealed! Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #106, X-FORCE (1991) #38-43 and EXCALIBUR (1988) #82.

256 PGS./Rated T …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6271-1
Trim size: standard

X-FORCE: PHALANX COVENANT PREMIERE HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 107

256 PGS./Rated T …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6272-8

mmff015hc_solicit_02MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 15 HC

Written by ROY THOMAS with GERRY CONWAY, LEN WEIN, TONY ISABELLA, MARV WOLFMAN & CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER with BOB BROWN & JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by RICH BUCKLER

It’s a treasure trove of FF classics, courtesy of the Marvel Masterworks! First comes a battle of the sexes as the FF find themselves in the midst of the fight between Femizons and Mahkizmo the Nuclear Man. Then, the Silver Surfer returns with a vengeance! The Machiavellian Dr. Doom has captured the Surfer’s beloved Shalla-Bal and used her to turn him against the FF. And that’s just the warm up! The FF and Inhumans team up against Xemu, the Invisible Girl returns to the fold, and Arkon the Annihilator initiates an adventure featuring an inter-dimensional alternate Thing. mmff015hcvar_solicit_02Topped off with a giant-size battle against the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the first appearance of Madrox the Multiple Man, they’re Masterworks one and all! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #151-163, GIANT-SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR #3-4, and MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #2.

312 PGS./All Ages …$69.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6625-2

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 15 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 197 (DM ONLY)

312 PGS./All Ages …$69.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6626-9

astxmgiftprosetpb_cover_02ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED PROSE NOVEL MASS MARKET PAPERBACK

Written by PETER DAVID
Adapted from the graphic novel by JOSS WHEDON & JOHN CASSADAY
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

The astonishing X-Men are outcast heroes, banded together and dedicated to protecting the rights of mutants everywhere. But when breaking news regarding a “cure” for the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, how will the world react? What if no one had to be a mutant anymore? Would that be a curse, or a blessing? And what price would mutantkind pay for this cure? Cyclops and Wolverine believe it’s dangerous — but the blue-furred Beast finds himself tempted. And Dr. Kavita Rao, the serum’s inventor, has an ally: a deadly creature whose plans extend far beyond this world. This full-length novel by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, based on the acclaimed comics series by Joss Whedon (writer/director of Marvel’s The Avengers) and John Cassaday, takes Marvel’s uncanny mutant team to a whole new level!

304 PGS./No Rating …$7.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6515-6

MARVEL 1602: 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC

Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Penciled by ANDY KUBERT
New Cover by Scott Mckowen

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman presents a unique vision of the Marvel Universe — set four hundred years in the past! Classic Marvel icons such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Daredevil are re-imagined in this intriguing world of 17th-century science and sorcery — instantly familiar to readers, yet subtly different in this new time. 1602 combines classic Marvel action and adventure with the historically accurate setting of Queen Elizabeth’s reign to create a unique series unlike any other published by Marvel Comics. Neil Gaiman’s daringly different tale has stood the test of time and spawned an entire universe of sequels — now, celebrate the 10th anniversary of the story that started it all with this lush oversized hardcover! Collecting MARVEL 1602 #1-8.

264 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5368-9
Trim size: oversized

avnbmbv4tpb_cover_02AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 4 TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by WALT SIMONSON
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

AVX tie-in! When the cosmic Phoenix Force threatens the planet, it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop it — but the X-Men have a different plan. The struggle between the two teams becomes a battle unlike any the Avengers have ever faced — and every Avenger will be challenged like never before. For Captain America, an encounter with A.I.M. could provide a win he sorely needs, even if the accompanying morale boost proves to be tragically short-lived. For Red Hulk, following his brilliant strategic instincts against his team’s wishes could prove to be a miscalculation — one that could cost him his life. For Wolverine, taking sides means fighting old friends and recruiting an unlikely ally. And for one Avenger, the war against the Phoenix will lead to betrayal! Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #25-30.

136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6080-9

dpkill2013tpb_cvr_02DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED TPB

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO

Deadpool has already killed every hero in the Marvel Universe, but he isn’t through. This time…Deadpool’s gonna take down the most famous characters in classic literature! Why read a book when you can watch a book die?! Tom Sawyer gets slashed in TWAIN! The Little Women’s throats MAY get ALL-CUT! Scrooge gets a visit from THREE BULLETS! Gulliver gets a SWIFT DEATH! The Three Musketeers are all for DONE! Sherlock Holmes gets to the bottom of HIS OWN GRAVE! And more book-related puns! Can Deadpool rid the universe of the scourge of classical literature? Throw away your library card and buy this book! You never knew how badly you needed this! Collecting DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1-4.

96 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8402-7

hulkjav2tpb_cover_02INCREDIBLE HULK BY JASON AARON VOL. 2 TPB

Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by JEFTE PALO, STEVE DILLON, PASQUAL FERRY, TOM RANEY, DALIBOR TALAJIC & CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK

The Hulk thought he was finally rid of Bruce Banner, his puny alter ego split from him and incinerated in the blast of a Gamma bomb. But somehow, buried deep in the Hulk’s mind, a twisted, insane Banner is back. And when the Hulk calms down, the maniacal doctor comes out to play. As Banner uses every opportunity to further his intricate plot, the Hulk fights to stay in the game in ever more bizarre locales. In a desperate bid to keep Banner at bay, the Hulk must stay angry! Writer Jason Aaron’s paradigm-shifting run roars to a conclusion as the Hulk faces drug-dealing dogs, backwater Atlanteans, Russian bears in space and a hidden city of sasquatches — not to mention Kraven the Hunter, the Punisher, the Thing, Wolverine and Dr. Doom! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (2011) #7.1 & #8-15.

200 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6113-4

muwolv_cov_02MARVEL UNIVERSE WOLVERINE DIGEST

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, LEN WEIN, PETER DAVID & PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by GURIHIRU, HERB TRIMPE, SCOTT KOBLISH & MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Four all-ages adventures featuring the most popular X-Man!

• Before he joined the X-Men, Wolverine was a secret agent, skilled in espionage and combat. But when he’s ordered to deal with a town being slowly covered by metal, Logan must use his greatest weapon to survive: his brain!
• Experience Wolverine’s first-ever appearance as he battles the Incredible Hulk! But who or what is the Wendigo?
• Kitty Pryde’s got a crush, and she’s depending on Wolvie to help her get the hook-up. But what happens when that crush is Thor, God of Thunder?
• All Spider-Man has to do is follow Wolverine for one day and report what he does. What could possibly go wrong?
Collecting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009 — WOLVERINE: ORIGIN OF AN X-MAN, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #181, WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #15 and SPIDER-MAN (2010) #3.

96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6795-2

wolv1stcutstpb_cov1_col_02WOLVERINE: FIRST CUTS TPB

Written by CHRIS YOST & CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA, JOHN BYRNE, MARSHALL ROGERS, FRANK MILLER & SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by FRANK MILLER

Get ready for the upcoming cinematic blockbuster The Wolverine with this fact-packed volume spotlighting the film’s principal players! Witness the experiment that bonded Adamantium to Logan’s bones and claws, and learn the true story of how he joined the X-Men! Relive Wolverine’s first meeting and star-crossed romance with the beautiful Mariko Yashida, his duel of honor with Mariko’s criminal father Lord Shingen, and the introduction of the wandering ronin Yukio! Also featuring the first teaming between criminal duo Viper and the Silver Samurai as they clash with Black Widow, Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Amazing Spider-Man! Wolverine’s greatest adventure begins here! Collecting X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE #1, UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #118-119, WOLVERINE (1982) #1-2, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #83-85 and material from the BEST OF MARVEL COMICS HC.

192 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8427-0

esswlv007_cov1_col_02ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE VOL. 7 TPB

Written by TODD DEZAGO, FABIAN NICIEZA, ERIK LARSEN & ERIC STEPHENSON
Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU, CARY NORD, JEFF MATSUDA, MIKE MILLER, ROGER CRUZ & RON GARNEY
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Brace yourself for intense action as Wolverine faces down the Wendigo, deals with his deadly new bride Viper, is possessed by a body-hopping fugitive and gets shanghaied into space to save an entire planet from…Galactus?! Back on Earth, Wolverine battles robots; teams up with Nightcrawler, Jubilee and Alpha Flight; and confronts the ever-incredible Hulk — but Logan isn’t quite himself, and there’s a more sinister reason for it than you’d think! It all leads up to the ol’ Canucklehead’s 25th-anniversary bonanza, the twin threats of Apocalypse and Sabretooth, the identity of Death revealed — and the return of a certain unbreakable metal that’s been near and dear to Wolvie since his debut. SNIKT! Guest-starring Ms. Marvel, the Starjammers, Cable, the X-Men, the New Fantastic Four and a horde of Marvel heroes! Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #129-148 and HULK (1999) #8.

520 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8408-9

ultxmbwv1tpb_cov_02ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY BRIAN WOOD VOL. 1 TPB

Written by BRIAN WOOD & NATHAN EDMONDSON
Penciled by FILIPE ANDRADE, PACO MEDINA & CARLO BARBERI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Brian Wood (DMZ, Star Wars, X-MEN) takes the helm as “Reservation X” begins, and a brave new world for the nation’s surviving mutants starts here! Kitty Pryde tries to lead a nation of mutants, but someone close to her has different plans! Meet Mach Two, former Morlock tunnel refugee turned mutant resistance fighter! Will she side with Kitty, or become a dangerous new enemy? The mutants might hold the key to solving world hunger, but what is the deadly cost? And as the Iron Patriot guest-stars, Mach Two’s play for power takes a new turn — and leads to a fatal showdown! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #18.1 & #19-22.

112 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6136-3

uncxccmfv3tpb_cov_02UNCANNY X-MEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION BY MATT FRACTION VOL. 3 TPB

Written by MATT FRACTION & KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by GREG LAND, WHILCE PORTACIO, PHIL JIMENEZ, STEVEN SANDERS & JAMIE MCKELVIE
Cover by TERRY DODSON

As Cyclops struggles to create a safe haven for mutants on Utopia, Magneto suddenly arrives —offering to join the X-Men! And to prove his good intentions, the Master of Magnetism undertakes a painful feat that might save another lost X-Man’s life — or might just kill him. Then, after the events of “Second Coming,” the mutant race has Hope again — literally! Witness the stunning emergence of a new generation of heroes! Plus: Things between Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw come to a head! And why are the X-Men all getting sick at once? The Sublime are back, and they’ve unleashed a contagion on Utopia. Can the mutants fight a microscopic foe, or will this be their final battleground? Matt Fraction’s blockbuster X-Men run concludes! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #520-522 and #526-534, and UNCANNY X-MEN: THE HEROIC AGE #1.

336 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8450-8

FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN VOL. 6 TPB

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by RON GARNEY, MIKE CHOI, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

No matter the obstacles, the Fantastic Four deal in miracles. Whether it’s a trip thousands of years into the future or past, an expedition to the fantastical African nation of Wakanda or a mission to help one of their oldest friends, Marvel’s First Family strives against the unknown and the unthinkable. And now, the stakes are higher than ever. The FF must save the world 4,000 years from now, defeat Egyptian zombies, battle a future Hulk and even pierce the veil of death itself. And they’ll need every bit of cunning and strength they have to win the day! Jonathan Hickman’s sprawling, epic run comes to its end here! Don’t miss out on the finale of the most groundbreaking FF era in years! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #605.1 & #605-611.

184 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6155-4

invimv11tpb_cover_02INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 11: THE FUTURE TPB

Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Tony Stark has always been obsessed with the future. Whether starting his first company, designing the Mark I Iron Man armor or launching Stark Resilient, his optimism has always been guided by the question, “What comes next?” Six months after quitting Resilient, he’s found the answer. The sanctity of his mind violated by the Mandarin, he is a man beaten down to his knees, a prisoner within his own body, an indentured servant to an insane cause known only to his captor. For Tony Stark, this is the future — and there’s no way out. Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #521-527.

152 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6522-4

monstincdig_cov_02MONSTERS, INC.: SCARY STORIES DIGEST

Written by CHARLES BAZALDUA & ALESSANDRO FERRARI
Art by CLAUDIO SCIARRONE, ELISABETTA MELARANCI, ANNA MERLI, DAVIDE ZANNETTI, SONIA MATRONE, MARA DAMIANI, ELENA M. NAGGI, FEDERICA SALFO, MICHELA FRARE, PACO DESIATO, ANDREA GREPPI & PAOLO CAMPINOTI
Cover by SCIARRONE, MELARANCI, MERLI, ZANNETTI, MATRONE, DAMIANI & NAGGI

The story of the movie in comics! When they’re not hiding under the bed or lurking in the closet, the monsters that scare human children live and work in the city of Monstropolis. When monsters Mike and Sulley accidentally let a human girl sneak into Monstropolis, they must return her home before anyone notices — or they might lose their jobs at Monsters, Inc.! Plus: Two all-new Monsters, Inc. tales! First, it’s that time of year again: Humanween, Mike’s and Sulley’s annual costume party — where monsters dress up as humans! But Mike panics when he learns of an unplanned visit from…his mother! Then, when Mike forgets a special date he promised his girlfriend, can he get his relationship off the rocks with a little help from his pal Sulley? Collecting MONSTERS, INC. #1-2, MONSTERS, INC.: THE HUMANWEEN PARTY #1 and MONSTERS, INC.: A PERFECT DATE #1.

88 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6561-3

punentwartpb_cvr_02PUNISHER: ENTER THE WAR ZONE TPB

Written by GREG RUCKA
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO & CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

Welcome to the war zone. The Punisher faces off against the Avengers, but it’s going to take more than bullets to take down Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It’s the matchups you never thought you’d see — Frank Castle vs. Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and more — with his protégé, Rachel Cole, caught in the middle. Does the Punisher have one last trick up his sleeve, or will the Avengers stomp him? A lot? It’s time for the Punisher to take his punishment as writer Greg Rucka’s powerful run comes to an end. Collecting PUNISHER: WAR ZONE (2012) #1-5.

112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6742-6

sm2009_v1_cover_02SPIDER-MAN 2099 VOL. 1 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RICK LEONARDI & KELLEY JONES
Cover by RICK LEONARDI

The year is 2099 — the ultra-rich are above the law, and megacorporations rule. Venture, the Specialist, the Vulture — the future is full of menaces, but none so vile as a corrupt government and the corporations behind it! A scary future needs a hero who’s just as creepy — perhaps a wall-crawler of some kind? See the world of tomorrow and the cast who inhabit it as the Spider-Man of 2099 battles evil in both high and low society in the 2099 imprint’s flagship title, written by industry legend Peter Da id! Collecting SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1-10.

240 PGS./Rated T …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8478-2

mnoirddtpb_cover_02MARVEL NOIR: DAREDEVIL/CAGE/IRON MAN TPB

Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE, MIKE BENSON, ADAM GLASS & SCOTT SNYDER
Penciled by TOMM COKER, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by DENNIS CALERO

Three gritty tales in one hard-hitting collection!
• When you play poker with a liar, you’ll always lose — and in Hell’s Kitchen during the Great Depression, a town where justice is a game, blind Matt Murdock is about to learn that painful lesson.
• Wealthy adventurer Tony Stark has a deadly addiction to danger. Obsession and a need for fortune and glory ignite his genius mind to find new ways to put himself at risk, but what secret is driving him toward almost certain death?
• Urban legend Luke Cage has been released from Riker’s, but he soon finds out there’s one hell of a price to being free. Is Luke destined to be a hero for hire? Or just a chump for a double-crossing set-up?
Collecting DAREDEVIL NOIR #1-4, LUKE CAGE NOIR #1-4 and IRON MAN NOIR #1-4.

328 PGS./Parental Advisory …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8404-1

mnoirspidepuntpb_cover_02MARVEL NOIR: SPIDER-MAN/PUNISHER TPB

Written by DAVID HINE, FABRICE SAPOLSKY & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, PAUL AZACETA & ANTONIO FUSO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Along came a spider — and an unstoppable, unyielding, merciless force of nature!
• Corrupt mob boss the Goblin and his gang of circus freaks rule 1930s New York. Peter Parker is an embittered young man searching for justice. After the life-changing bite of a mystical arachnid, Peter inherits the force to change the city he loves — but when one crimelord falls, another always rises to take his place. And what’s going on in Otto Octavius’ lab? The Spider-Man must find out fast, before his friend Robbie Robertson is lost forever.
• The merciless vigilante named the Punisher targets mob boss Dutch Schultz, who calls in big guns Barracuda and Jigsaw to protect him — but the violence is about to engulf the souls of a small-time grocer and his impressionable young boy. Collecting SPIDER-MAN NOIR #1-4, SPIDER-MAN NOIR: EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1-4 and PUNISHER NOIR #1-4.

320 PGS./Parental Advisory …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8386-0

xmenghoststpb_cov1_col_02X-MEN: GHOSTS TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., RICK LEONARDI, JUNE BRIGMAN, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & ARTHUR ADAMS
Cover by RICK LEONARDI

Banished to the mysterious and dangerous Crossroads by Dr. Strange, the Hulk fights his way back from the edge of insanity; battles the U-Foes, the N’Garai, Klaatu, the Puffball Collective and more; fights alongside newfound friends like the Lady of Life in the City of Death; and comes face to face with three aspects of his own shattered psyche as Bruce Banner struggles to reassert control over his savage alter ego and come to terms with his haunted past! Plus: The story of Banner’s birth, and how his tragic childhood shaped the monster within, is revealed! And longtime INCREDIBLE HULK artist Sal Buscema wraps up his decade-long run! The Jade Giant is truly at the crossroads of his life! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #301-313 and ANNUAL #13, and ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #29.

360 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8449-2

avenccgjv1tpb_cvr_02AVENGERS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION BY GEOFF JOHNS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Penciled by KIERON DWYER, GARY FRANK, IVAN REIS & ALAN DAVIS
Cover by GARY FRANK

Superstar writer Geoff Johns takes on the Avengers! They can defeat any super villain — but can the Avengers govern the world? When the capital cities of every country on Earth vanish, the floundering nations turn to the only organization capable of helping them: the Avengers! Then: Thor ascends to Asgard’s throne and decides to start answering his worshippers’ pleas for help. But not everyone’s in favor of divine intervention, and it’s Secretary of Defense Iron Man’s job to stop the Thunder God’s interference — leaving Captain America to play referee between two of the world’s biggest super powers! Plus: His memories stolen, an amnesiac Vision must seek help from his creator’s reluctant granddaughter to defeat a technological terror left over from WWII! Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #57-63, VISION (2002) #1-4, THOR (1998) #58 and IRON MAN (1998) #64.

312 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8433-1

- The Comic Book Critic

Marvel Comics May 2013 Solicitations – Collected Editions was last modified: February 14th, 2013 by Carlos Rodrigues