Marvel Comics in March 2011 by Canadians

CAPTAIN AMERICA #616
Written by ED BRUBAKER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MIKE BENSON, FRANK TIERI, KYLE HIGGINS, ALEC SIEGEL & MORE
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, PAUL GRIST & MORE
Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
It’s the 70th Anniversary of Captain America’s debut and we’re celebrating by beginning a bold new direction. A double-size main story by award-winning writer Ed Brubaker sees Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes both struggling with the shocking ramifications of the Trial of Captain America and what comes next! A forgotten portrait of Captain America, painted in the waning days of World War II, brings up nearly forgotten memories of those turbulent and frightening years for Steve Rogers—memories of yearning, of loss and of innocence betrayed, brought to you by legendary writer/artist Howard Chaykin. Captain America falls under the vampiric Baron Blood’s spell in an untold tale of the Invaders! Plus: Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier, and the Secret Avengers investigate a modern day Hitler!
104 PGS./Rated T+…$4.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FIRST THIRTEEN #1
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by RAMÓN PEREZ
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
Peggy Carter. She’s enigmatic and beautiful, a woman with a mission. She’s a pistol… with a pistol. She’s all-American, just like Cap. She‘s prepared to sacrifice all, just like Cap. And she’s ready to double cross him if she has to, when she has to. Disguises and despair, guns and glory. It’s a tale of amour and honor in WWII France. She’s Cap’s first love and she’s going to make a lasting impression… even if it kills him!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: YOU’RE HIRED!
Written by WARREN SIMONS, PAUL TOBIN & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by TODD NAUCK, CLAYTON HENRY & REILLY BROWN
Cover by DALE KEOWN
Spidey teams up with Mayor Bloomberg, and it’s all in the name of public service! This one-of-a-kind comics story — first offered as an insert in the New York Daily News; and available for download onto your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad using the Marvel App — spotlights the range of New York City’s public employment services by using Spidey’s alter-ego Peter Parker, the world’s most prolific jobseeker, as an example of how to use the city’s Workforce1 system. Plus: Hit the streets for a team-up of a different sort, as the web-slinging wonder joins forces with the all-new, all-different Power Man! And learn why you CAN sometimes send a Spider-GIRL to do a Spider-MAN’s job. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: YOU’RE HIRED!, and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #648 (Spider-Girl story) and #652-653 (Spider-Man/Power Man stories).
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1: 70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Written by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY Penciled by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY Colored by ROB SCHWAGER, ANDRES MOSSA, FABIO D’AURIA, VERONICA GANDINI, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN, MATT MILLA & FABIO D’AURIA
Cover by BRIAN CHING
Variant cover by JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY & KAI SPANNUTH
Timely Comics introduces a new hero for a new decade, the man called Captain America! The Wonder Serum creates a Super Soldier to save society and win the war! Plus: Satan’s Murder Mob! Schickegruber’s Sinister Saboteurs! J. Edgar’s Gorgeous G-Girls! Ancient enigmas and modern miracles, and the mysterious life and death of the Red Skull! With a special guest appearance by the president of the United States!
64 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #502
Written by Matt Fraction
Art & Cover by Salvador Larroca
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Captain America 70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
FIX ME Part Two!
Doctor Otto Octavius is dying, and the only man that can help him is Tony Stark. Will Stark save the life of a madman, if it means sparing the lives of everyone in Broxton that Doc Ock will kill if he refuses? By Matt & Salva & Frankie & Joe.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

Incredible Hulks #624 & 625
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils & Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
Issue #624 Captain America 70th
Anniversary Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN
The old wounds of World War Hulk reopen as The Incredible Hulk confronts his wife’s killer, and the Savage Land will tremble! In the slaughterhouse of Planet Sakaar’s gladiatorial arenas, the Hulk and his Warbound companions swore to stand forever at each others’ sides. Now, alongside Ka-Zar and Hulk’s son Skaar, that oath faces its final test. Will their great bond end in rout or redemption?
32 PGS. (each) /Rated A …$2.99 (each)
Issue #625 Cover

DEADPOOL TEAMUP # 883
Written by Skottie Young
Penciled by Ramon Perez
Cover by Skottie Young
Variant Cover by Skottie young
The country is in the middle of an economic meltdown and everyone is feeling the burn, especially your favorite Merc with a Mouth. Deadpool realizes that there’s no government bailout for super-powered mercenaries and when clients stop paying up, he’s forced to do the unthinkable… Look for a job. Luckily, Galactus has a position open in the Herald department. Don’t miss the face-melting final issue of the series that shook the comic book world to it’s very core.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN #9
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by TERRY DODSON
Captain America 70th Anniversary Variant
Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
“TO SERVE AND PROTECT,” PART 3
The X-Men, with Spider-Man’s help, return to the depths of the Manhattan sewers to rescue the outcast teens that have fallen into the clutches of a mysterious menace. But Logan, Emma and crew are about to walk into a trap that strikes to the very core of their DNA, and the surprise villain pulling the strings is an all-too-familiar face! Can the X-Men save the innocents when they might not even be able to save themselves?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE AND JUBILEE #3 (of 4)
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by PHIL NOTO
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
When Jubilee’s pursuer turns up in the dead of night, there’s a debt that needs to be paid and the hidden costs? Killer.
Wolverine has always promised to be there for Jubilee but with her held hostage as collateral in a place where not even Fedex delivers, he’s going to have to play along to try to get her back. Wolverine is headed into a dangerous Siberian dead zone to do a job that no one else can or will do to retrieve a package that defies description. And Jubilee is about to come face to face with the man responsible.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-23 #7 & #8
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by TBA (#7) & RYAN STEGMAN (#8)
Covers by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
ISSUE #7: All X-23 wants is to get to Madripoor, but when Gambit agrees to do a favor for an old friend, she finds herself roped into a deadly battle against a gang of ruthless pirates…

ISSUE #8: PART 1 OF COLLISION: THE DAKEN/X-23 CROSSOVER! When X-23 went to Madripoor searching for secrets about her past, she didn’t expect to find Daken. But now that she has, will they be allies against a common enemy…or will this encounter lead to only one of them left standing?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #3
Written by James Asmus
Penciled by Nick Bradshaw
Cover by BLACK FROG
“ESCAPE FROM THE NEGATIVE ZONE,” PART ONE!
The annual event bringing together UNCANNY X-MEN, STEVE ROGERS: SUPER SOLDIER and NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT starts here! The X-Men get sucked into the Negative Zone and are held captive by Blastaar. But with the Fantastic Four still reeling from the death in the family it falls to Steve Rogers to step in and save the mutants from Blastaar.
Part 1 (of 3)
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SIGIL #1 (of 4)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURJEVIC
Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS
In the war for forever, time is only an
obstacle. Warriors jump from century to century, their battlefields span all of history but have led them to a stalemate. But now a 16 year old girl from present-day South Carolina will turn the tide. The symbol on her chest makes her part of this war, but will she save us or damn all of creation? New York Times best-selling scribe Mike Carey (Age of X, The Unwritten) and Leonard Kirk (New Mutants) begin the next great comic epic.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: IRON FIST VOL. 1 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS, CHRIS CLAREMONT, LEN WEIN, DOUG MOENCH & TONY ISABELLA
Penciled by GIL KANE, JOHN BYRNE, LARRY HAMA, ARVELL JONES & PAT BRODERICK
Cover by GIL KANE
In 1974, nobody was kung-fu fighting like Marvel Comics, and at the forefront of the craze was Daniel Rand — the Iron Fist! A Himalayan expedition in search of the mystical mountain city of K’un-Lun left 9-year-old Daniel’s father murdered by his partner Harold Meachum and his mother dead. However, Daniel found the path to the K’un-Lun, and there he spent a decade training under its immortal inhabitants. After years of ceaseless tutelage, he became an unmatched master of martial arts and spiritual control; armed with the shattering power of the iron fist, he left immortality behind to set out into the Western world and avenge his parents’ deaths. Packed with wall-to-wall kung-fu action, Iron Fist runs a gauntlet through the Kara-Kai death cult and ninja adversaries, and into mystic dimensions where the battle must be fought with mind and spirit. But Iron Fist’s saga not only follows Daniel Rand’s quest for vengeance — it also introduces Marvel mainstays Colleen Wing and Misty Knight, guest stars the Marvel Bullpen, and brings together for the very first time the creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne! It’s the beginnings of a true comic-book classic that can only be called a MARVEL MASTERWORKS! Collecting MARVEL PREMIERE #15-25 and IRON FIST #1-2.

X-MEN ORIGINS II HC
Written by STUART MOORE, MARK BERNARDIN, ADAM FREEMAN, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, VALERIE D’ORAZIO & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by JESSE DELPERDANG, JAMES HARREN, CARY NORD, PHIL NOTO, KARL MOLINE & LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by BENJAMIN ZHANG BIN
The X-Men’s secrets revealed! Experience the origin of the X-Men’s leader as you follow Cyclops from his childhood through his joining of the X-Men. Relive Nightcrawler’s early days as a trapeze artist in Germany, the first time he teleported and the events that made him the hero he is today! See the small-town beginnings that helped forge Iceman, the coolest mutant of them all! Witness Emma Frost’s rise from a mousy girl from a wealthy New England family to the rich and terrifying queen of a secret society to the leader of the X-Men! Plus: DEADPOOL: THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! You may have heard there’s a Deadpool movie in the works. Wade Wilson’s heard the same thing, and he’s determined to tell his own story before Hollywood screws it up! Collecting X-MEN ORIGINS: CYCLOPS, NIGHTCRAWLER, ICEMAN, EMMA FROST and DEADPOOL — plus bonus material from GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 and X-MEN #131.
176 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5158-6
Trim size: oversized

STRANGE TALES II HC
Written by VARIOUS
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
The critically acclaimed indie anthology returns as the best, most exciting cartoonists working today re-imagine Marvel’s greatest characters! 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! Collecting STRANGE TALES II #1-3.
152 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4822-7
Trim size: oversized

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 6 HC
Written by GREGG HURWITZ, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by LAURENCE CAMPBELL, MICHEL LACOMBE, GORAN PARLOV & JEFTE PALO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Celebrated crime novelists Gregg Hurwitz (The Kill Clause, The Crime Writer), Duane Swierczynski (The Blonde, Severance Package) and Victor Gischler (Gun Monkeys, Pistol Poets) take on the scourge of the underworld in five tales of death, depravity, revenge, blackmail and the evil that lurks in the hearts of men! They descend on the little Mexican town of Tierra Rota under cover of night, abducting its women and returning them days later like broken dolls. Frank Castle is no hero, but there are some things the Punisher just can’t abide. Injected with a serum that will leave him dead by dawn, there’s only one thing Frank wants to do before he dies: take as many bad guys as he can with him.
Traveling the Louisiana back roads, the Punisher steps into a world of unspeakable horror. He’s crossed paths with plenty of unsavory characters, but nothing has prepared him for the Geautreauxs. Vette’s little black book is filled with the dark secrets of movie stars, politicians and gangsters — including a powerful Miami drug lord who hides in an impenetrable fortress. And Vette is the Punisher’s ticket inside. There’s nothing like fishing with friends, especially on the eve of the biggest criminal deal of your careers. Until your engine explodes, your boat sinks, and the backstabbing begins — and the only life preserver is in the hands of a man who wears a black shirt with a skull on it. Collecting PUNISHER #61-65, PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX #66-74, PUNISHER: FORCE OF NATURE and PUNISHER MAX SPECIAL: LITTLE BLACK BOOK.
424 PGS./Explicit Content …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5656-7
Trim size: oversized

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS PREMIERE HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by KAARE ANDREWS
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (SPIDER-MAN: REIGN) take the X-Men into the Heroic Age! Something’s happening in the tiny East African city of Mbangwi. Something that requires immediate investigation. A newborn sprouts metal electrodes and explodes, taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for — or something very, very different? Something sinister? Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1-5 and material from ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4491-5
Trim size: standard

NEW MUTANTS: FALL OF THE NEW MUTANTS PREMIERE HC
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
In the wake of SECOND COMING, the New Mutants who are still left are licking their wounds on a forced R&R trip. While they try and put themselves back together, others are looking to take them apart. A strange, secretive military group has an agenda involving Illyana Rasputin. And they don’t want to give her a medal. What is Project Purgatory, and who are the mysterious folks ripping the New Mutants apart? The answer will take you all the way back to a classic X-Men crossover! The New Mutants will never be the same, thanks to Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Leonard Kirk (CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI 13)! Collecting NEW MUTANTS #15-21.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4583-7
Trim size: standard

MARVEL ADVENTURES THOR: BRINGERS OF THE STORM DIGEST
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON, TONY BEDARD & JEFF PARKER
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI, JON BURAN, SHANNON GALLANT & LEONARD KIRK
Cover by SALVA ESPIN
It’s all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner as the God of Thunder drops the hammer in four titanic tales! See how Thor came to our world, and what awesome adversities shaped him into a champion of man! Thunder gods! Lying gods! Father gods! Giant nasty monster dudes bigger than skyscrapers! Get ready for another epic tale featuring the God of Thunder! With great power comes…a whole lotta trouble? That’s what the Wrecker finds out when he’s zapped by a jolt of magical muscle meant for Loki, the god of mischief. Suddenly, the Joe Lunchpail of crime is taking on Earth Mightiest Heroes, and all of them are running afoul of one very angry Norse god! Sound your horn, Heimdall! Villains march across Bifrost Bridge, to challenge the forces of Odin! But wait…who are these mortals that count themselves as friends of Thor? Avengers? Then bid them to unleash their vengeance lest we face Ragnarok! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #7 and #11, and MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #5 and #15.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5197-5

THING CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JOHN BYRNE
Penciled by RON WILSON
Cover by RON WILSON
It’s Ben Grimm — the ever-lovin’, blue-eyed Thing— on his own for the first time, and he’s clobberin’ everything in sight! The Inhumans! Wonder Man! She-Hulk! Spider-Man! The Fantastic Four! The Yancy Street Gang! The Puppet Master! And the uncanny Goody Two-Shoes! Plus: The Thing proposes marriage, and it’s not to Alicia Masters! Collecting THING(1983) #1-10.
232 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5308-5

FANTASTIC FOUR: EXTENDED FAMILY TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, JOHN BYRNE, STEVE ENGLEHART, WALTER SIMONSON, TOM DEFALCO, DWAYNE MCDUFFIE, CARLOS PACHECO, RAFAEL MARIN & JEPH LOEB
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JOHN BUSCEMA, RICH BUCKLER, JOHN BYRNE, ART ADAMS, PAUL PELLETIER & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STEVE EPTING
For decades, Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing have stood together as comics’ first family of super heroes! But even a family of heroes needs help, and the FF have often bolstered their ranks with friends and allies from throughout the Marvel Universe! Crystal! Medusa! Luke Cage! She-Hulk! Ms. Marvel! Spider-Man! Wolverine! Hulk! Ghost Rider! Ant-Man! Black Panther! Storm! Namorita! Witness the debuts
of the Fantastic Four’s fill-in members! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1, #81, #132, #168, #265, #307, #347, #384 and #544; and FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #42.
232 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5303-0

GIRL COMICS TPB
Written by VARIOUS
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
The women of Marvel! The Invisible Woman, Storm, She-Hulk — all are powerful Marvel women that can go toe-to-toe with any man. And while they all appear in GIRL COMICS, the focus isn’t on them — it’s on the incredible women behind the scenes. GIRL COMICS is Marvel’s first-ever series made completely by female creators. From the writers and artists to the letterers and editors, a woman’s hands crafted every piece of this volume — showing that not only does Marvel have the best female characters but the best creators as well. Featuring the work of Ann Nocenti, Jill Thompson, Colleen Coover, Amanda Conner, Lea Hernandez, Carla Speed McNeil and more, Girl Comics offers up a heaping helping of comics in the Mighty Marvel Manner. Collecting GIRL COMICS #1-3.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4793-0

HERALDS TPB
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by TONCI ZONJIC with JAMES HARREN & EMMA RIOS
Cover by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
Fire in the sky! The woman known as Nova was a fire-powered herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds, until she was brutally struck down in battle. Now, with a mysterious flash in the nighttime sky, her presence is again being felt. On the case is a group of Marvel’s most powerful super heroes: Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Valkyrie, Hellcat, Photon and Abigail Brand, agent of extraterrestrial watchdog organization S.W.O.R.D. In the wake of the flash, the six women must work together to clean up the mess caused by a mass breakout at a storage facility belonging to S.W.O.R.D. Also affected by the event is a waitress named Frances Hyatt, found by the heroines in a catatonic state after going inexplicably berserk. As the flash’s impact continues to be felt, can Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Hellcat and the others uncover its connection to Nova? Collecting HERALDS #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated A …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4761-9

KLAWS OF THE PANTHER TPB
Written by JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Klaw, Master of Sound, is no more dead than he is human.The killer
composed of living sound is back with a new and deadly plan that will spill blood from the Savage Land to the streets of New York. Shuri, the new Black Panther, has already tried (and failed) to stop this monster — a defeat that owed as much to her own reckless rage as it did to Klaw’s power. So this time, Shuri turns to some unexpected allies for help. Think you know the Black Panther? New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry and artist Gianluca Gugliotta show you just how wrong you are! Collecting KLAWS OF THE PANTHER #1-4 and material from AGE OF HEROES #4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5118-0

HULK VOL. 6: WORLD WAR HULKS TPB
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS with HERB TRIMPE, TIM SALE, DALE KEOWN, SAL BUSCEMA, IAN CHURCHILL, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, JOHN ROMITA JR. & MIKE DEODATO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Who is the Red Hulk? The truth is finally out: The identity of the Red Hulk is revealed! Everything Hulk fans have been waiting for pays off here, but it only whets the appetite for the epic final showdown between Red and Green Hulks — a cataclysmic battle that will settle who comes out on top once and for all. Collecting HULK #22-24.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4267-6

X-MEN FOREVER 2 VOL. 3: PERFECT WORLD TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI, ROBERT ATKINS, ANDY SMITH & RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
She’s lain claim to Wakanda; now, Perfect Storm has her sights set on Genosha! And with Little ’Ro in her clutches, our mutant heroes are more vulnerable than ever to the wretched weather witch’s wrath. But if anyone can stop the traitorous X-Man-turned-conqueror, it’s the mysterious Ghost Panther! Is this the spirit of T’Challa come back for vengeance — or something far, far worse? X-legend Chris Claremont’s legendary run concludes with a battle royal in the heart of Wakanda, and all bets are off! Will your favorite X-Man make it out of the rubble alive when the mutant super-team takes on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Collecting X-MEN FOREVER 2 #11-16.
144 PGS./Rated A …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4666-7

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 2 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & JOHN BYRNE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, GEORGE PÉREZ, JOHN ROMITA JR. & BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
Sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them, the X-Men stand ever ready to face any and all threats — from other mutants to entities from the far reaches of space! In some of their most classic battles, witness the X-Men face off against Alpha Flight, the White Queen and her
Hellfire Club, the supremely powerful Dark Phoenix, and the mutant-hunting
Sentinels of “Days of Future Past!” Guest-starring Spider-Man and the Dazzler! Collecting X-MEN #120-141 and ANNUAL #3-4, and UNCANNY X-MEN #142-144.
584 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2007-0

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