Dale Eaglesham teams with Stan Lee for a What if…? story, Immonen continues on New Avengers, Grummett serves up another serving of Dead Avengers and some surprising participants in Strange Tales II and X-Men: To Serve and Protect. Toss in some covers by Grummett, Andrasofszky and Finch and you have Marvel’s December offerings featuring the work of Canadian creators…
NEW AVENGERS #7
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Tron Variant by MARK BROOKS
After the devastating fallout of last issue’s fatal battle for this dimension, the New Avengers have to figure out who really belongs on the team. Plus, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones need a nanny, and not just any nanny, they need to find a superpowered nanny. Who. Will. It. Be?! Plus: another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z UPDATE #5
Written by VARIOUS
Select Character Artwork by GUS VaZquez
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
2010’s A-Z update concludes with this amazing final issue! All-new profiles for heroes like Ricochet, the Twelve’s Witness, and Prince of Orphans; cosmic characters like the Universal Church of Truth, Mentor of Titan, the Fraternity of Raptor’s Talon, and the Quist/Arcane; with an extra-large serving of villains: Boomerang, Quicksand, the Intelligencia, Mesmero, Blackout (Daniels), Icemaster, and Scramble! All this plus Mort the Dead Teenager, the Creatures from Kosmos, and Marvel Apes, too! Featuring brand-new art by Gus Vazquez!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
SHADOWLAND: AFTER THE FALL #1
Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO & ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by DAVID FINCH
SHADOWLAND ENDS – BUT WHO IS THE VICTOR? After the senses-shattering conclusion of Shadowland, can the people of Hell’s Kitchen rebuild without a champion to guide them? The future of Marvel’s street heroes begins here!
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99
CHAOS WAR: DEAD AVENGERS #2
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
CHAOS WAR tie-in!
The newest, greatest and, in the carnage of the Chaos War, only team of Avengers around faces the threat that united them: the GRIM REAPER! Eric Williams has long been one of the Avengers’ most fearsome foes, and now that he has fully pledged himself, heart and soul, to the Chaos King, he’s looking to kill his arch-nemesis, the android Vision, and his allies — Captain Mar-Vell, Yellowjacket, Dr. Druid, Deathcry and the Swordsman — twice! And if they fall, every Avenger past and present will fall with them.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
WHAT IF? #200
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM & STAN LEE
Penciled by DAVE WILKINS & DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
Finally, celebrate the historic 200th issue of What If? Since debuting in 1977, What If? has become a corner staple in the Marvel Universe by spotlighting “the road not traveled” by many of its heroes & villains as well as the domino effect that the point of divergence creates. What If? 200 offers two titanic tales— the main story is one with a different POV on Siege, “What If Norman Osborn Won the Siege of Asgard?” What if the Sentry didn’t lose control of the Void during battle, allowing for the Siege to ultimately decimate our heroes? With Osborn on top of the world, only one force stands in his way: Doom… and he’s not alone as he rebuilds the Cabal with the X-Men?! By Marc Guggenheim and Dave Wilkins. The second tale is one that will be talked about amongst the multiverse: the murder of Galactus at the hands of…the WATCHER!?! Based on the events in the classic “Coming of Galactus” storyline in ‘The Fantastic Four 48-50,’ this one is written by none other than the scribe of those original stories, Stan “The Man” Lee, himself. Joining him is recent FF artist, Dale Eaglesham. If there is only one back-up story you’ll read this year, true believers, it must be this one!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
NEW MUTANTS #20
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
“Rise of the New Mutants”
The New Mutants were defeated last issue and those that are left standing are licking their wounds. Can they possibly pick up the pieces and stop Project Purgatory from letting the Elder Gods loose? Certainly not alone. The New Mutants turn to the rest of the X-Men for help, but can even the mighty X-Men hope to stop the terrible future foretold in NEW MUTANTS #9? Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Leonard Kirk (DARK X-MEN) continue their landmark run!
Part 1 (of 2)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
X-MEN: TO SERVE AND PROTECT #2 (of 4)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST, RAY FAWKES AND OTHERS!
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
There’s a new Dynamic Duo in town! Two X-Men have donned masks and taken to the streets of San Francisco as the new vigilante protectors of the people against a huge Spider-Man villain. Who are these X-Men and why are they disguising themselves? Only Chris Yost knows as his serial tale anchors this collection of stories where the X-Men find themselves knee-deep in the Marvel Universe next to your favorite characters. Also in this issue: SPIDER-MAN! THE STEPFORD CUCKOOS! AND MUCH MORE!!!!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
X-MEN FOREVER 2 #13 & #14
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by ROBERT ATKINS & ANDY SMITH
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
If you thought the revelation of the Ghost Panther’s identity was a game-changer…prepare yourself for the aftershock! Perfect Storm’s campaign to annex Genosha kicks into high gear, but can the X-Men take down the foe with the face of a friend? It’s Wakanda vs. The Wrold…and X-Legend Chris Claremont’s twistiest tale of international intrigue yet!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
STRANGE TALES II #3
Written & Pencilled by Terry Moore, HARVEY PEKAR, TOBY CYPRESS, KATE BEATON, NICK GUREWITCH, EDU MEDEIROS, ALEX ROBINSON, BENJAMIN MARRA, TIM HAMILTON, TY TEMPLETON and MORE!
Cover by IVAN BRUNETTI
Marvel’s critically acclaimed indie anthology concludes! The best, most exciting cartoonists working today re-imagine Marvel’s greatest characters in three giant-sized issues! And with no ads! Get excited, folks. Comics absolutely do not get more awesome than this! Don’t miss out on what’s guaranteed to be one of the best reads of the year!!!
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 3 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & JOHN BYRNE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
The creative team that took the X-Men to their greatest heights—Claremont and Byrne—returns, so why worry, why wait, why not just dive straight into a full-out battle with Magneto! The Master of Magnetism has a score to settle with the students of the Xavier School, and each member of the merry mutants must struggle to hold onto their humanity as their nemesis strips them to their very core. A narrow escape leads them out of the fire, into the frying pan (a.k.a. the Savage Land) where they face Sauron and the immortal Garokk, the Petrified Man. As they refined their uncanny team, Claremont and Byrne began to peel back the layers of mystery behind their increasingly popular hot-headed Canuck, Wolverine. You’ll see his healing factor put on display for the first time, meet Mariko, a woman who seems to know the details of his shrouded past, and learn that he has a name, an enigmatic name—“Logan.” Meanwhile, thinking her teammates killed in their battle with Magneto, Jean Grey heads for Muir Island in the beginning of the storyline that will culminate in the Dark Phoenix Saga! That’s not all, though, there’s one more battle ahead for the X-Men, and it’s against the fan-favorite super team from up north—Alpha Flight! It’s the X-Men at their very best, so reserve your copy today, True Believer! Collecting X-MEN #111-121
208 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 6 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & MIKE RAICHT
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER, CLAYTON HENRY, RONAN CLIQUET, STEVE SCOTT & TOM GRUMMETT
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
Six strangers, each an X-Man from a different reality—brought together to ensure that life as we know it doesn’t cease to exist! They have become unhinged from time. They are heroes from different realities whose own timelines have become compromised. The lives they once knew are gone. To return to their worlds, they must travel together from one alternate universe to another, each time completing a mission to set right what went wrong. They have found love, experienced danger and formed friendships. Their lives are unpredictable. No one can say where their next mission will take them. They are the Exiles, and this is their fate. Now, relive their quest to fix the kinks in the chains of reality, collected across six titanic trade paperbacks! Collecting EXILES #90-100, DAYS OF THEN & NOW and X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD #1-5.
432 PGS./Rated A …$34.99