Marvel Comics by Canadians – April 2011

On the eve of the release of the Thor movie, Marvel releases a ton of new products, but not many by Canadian creators. Of course, the big book is the first issue of the big spring/summer crossover – drawn by Stuart Immonen!

FEAR ITSELF #1 (of 7)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Covers by STEVE McNIVEN & STUART IMMONEN
Fantastic Four Anniversary Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
DO YOU FEAR…TOMORROW?
In this time of global anxiety, of economic turmoil and mass hysteria, Sin, the new Red Skull, has made an awesome discovery…a shameful secret that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Universe! A revelation that will divide father and son, turn friend against friend, and herald the rise of Fear personified. HE IS RETURNING…and the world has nothing to fear but FEAR ITSELF. Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen bring fans the biggest Marvel the biggest Marvel event since CIVIL WAR!
56 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FEAR ITSELF SPOTLIGHT
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
The only thing you have to fear is…FEAR ITSELF! Starting in April, Marvel lifts the lid on a plot that might undo the Heroic Age just as it’s getting started — with a universe-shattering attack from an unexpected quarter! In this issue of SPOTLIGHT, we dig deep with the creators behind FEAR ITSELF, including Matt Fraction (THOR, UNCANNY X-MEN) and Stuart Immonen (NEW AVENGERS) as they provide insight into the main event and the characters most affected by it! Plus: Take a look back at some of Marvel’s biggest blockbusters through the years — from old-school epics like the Avengers/Defenders War and SECRET WARS to contemporary crossovers like CIVIL WAR and SIEGE!
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$2.99

SIGIL #2 (of 4)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
THE CROSSGEN RE-IMAGINING CONTINUES! Sam Rey finds herself on a pirate ship El Cazador in the 17th Century, face-to-face with the man who killed her mother. Now she just has to make sure that he doesn’t do the same to her. Don’t miss out on this hot story brought to you by MIKE CAREY (AGE OF X) and LEONARD KIRK (DARK X-MEN)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

The Mighty Thor #1 cover by Travis Charest

THE MIGHTY THOR #1
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
Variant Cover by WALT SIMONSON
Blank Variant Cover also available
Thor Movie Variant also available
It’s a shining, golden, new age for the Thunder God and Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel are back to lead the charge! Thor and Sif dive deep into the heart of the fractured World Tree to reclaim an artifact from beyond time and space, an artifact that attracts the attention of the Silver Surfer. And when a herald such as he arrives on Earth, the arrival of his master is certain to follow. Prepare for the return of the World Eater…prepare for the return of Galactus! Fans can’t miss an all new behind the scenes look at the highly anticipated major motion picture with a sneak peek at some of the art!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #626 & #627
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT
Cover by JOCK (#626) & DOUG BRAITHWAITE (#627)
Issue #627 Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
MR. & MRS. HULK, Part 1 & 2
See the Hulk as you’ve never seen him before: as an international super-spy! With Amadeus Cho as his guide, Hulk dons a tuxedo and enters into a world of espionage, only to find his opponent is…Red She-Hulk? And what happens when Betty finds a new man? Hint: it doesn’t really go over that well…especially when that man is one of the Hulk’s oldest foes!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN #10
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
“TO SERVE AND PROTECT,” CONCLUSION
The X-Men and Spider-Man have made their way through the New York City sewers only to be overwhelmed by a legion of bloodthirsty reptilian monsters. Now they’ve been captured and turned into mindless creatures themselves with only Spider-Man and Emma Frost left unscathed. Can this unlikely pair work together long enough to restore the X-Men and defeat their mysterious opponent? Or will they too join the ranks of the Lizard X-Men?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-23 #9
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
PART 3 OF COLLISION, THE DAKEN/X-23 CROSSOVER!
X-23 may be working with Daken to bring down Malcom Colcord — but that doesn’t mean she trusts him. Daken is up to no good, but investigating him may require X-23 to embrace a dark side that no one wants to see.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE AND JUBILEE #4
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by PHIL NOTO
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
When Jubilee finds herself in a lethal, gravitationally challenged badlands that make the Vatican vaults look like an exercise in simple living, she’s going to have to truly embrace her new abilities and her old allies to get out of there alive. Wolverine and Rockslide have got two tickets to this anti-paradise but before they can reunite with the kidnapped Jubilee, they’re going to have to get those tickets punched. Hard. They’re all about to come face to face with the master of the game but they won’t be playing by his rules… even if they knew what they were!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ACTS OF VENGEANCE CROSSOVERS OMNIBUS HC DAVIS COVER
Written by WALTER SIMONSON, ARCHIE GOODWIN, ROY & DANN THOMAS, PETER DAVID, MIKE BARON, CARL POTTS, CHUCK DIXON, ANN NOCENTI, TERRY AUSTIN, JAMES HUDNALL, LOUISE SIMONSON, CHRIS CLAREMONT, DWAYNE MCDUFFIE & GERRY CONWAY
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, RON LIM, JOHN BYRNE, JACKSON GUICE, JEFF PURVES, BILL REINHOLD, JIM LEE, SAL VELLUTO, JOHN ROMITA JR., ERNIE COLON, JOHN CALIMEE, TERRY SHOEMAKER, GEOFF ISHERWOOD, ROB LIEFELD, PAUL SMITH & ALEX SAVIUK
Covers by ALAN DAVIS & ROB LIEFELD
The Acts of Vengeance are here, and no hero is left untouched! Witness some of the most unexpected battles of all time! Wolverine vs. Tiger Shark! Dr. Strange vs. Hobgoblin! The Punisher vs. Dr. Doom! Daredevil vs. Ultron! Power Pack vs. Typhoid Mary! And while the Fantastic Four fight against the passing of a Super Hero Registration Act, Psylocke is changed forever at the hands of Mojo! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #334-336; WOLVERINE (1988) #19-20; DR. STRANGE, SORCEROR SUPREME (1988) #11-13; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #363; PUNISHER (1987) #28-29; PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (1988) #12-13; MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) #8-10; DAREDEVIL (1964) #275-276; POWER PACK (1984) #53; ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #79-80; NEW MUTANTS (1983) #84-86; UNCANNY X-MEN #256-258; X-FACTOR (1986) #49-50; DAMAGE CONTROL (1989) #1-4; and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #64-65.
752 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4488-5
Trim size: oversized
ACTS OF VENGEANCE CROSSOVERS OMNIBUS HC (DM ONLY)
752 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4489-2

RUNAWAYS VOL. 2: TEENAGE WASTELAND DIGEST (NEW PRINTING)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by JO CHEN
Stranger danger! Still on the run from their super-villain parents, this motley crew of super-powered kids finds a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcomes him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents, or tear them apart? One troubled member finds out, as she leaves the group’s hideout with their new recruit, who reveals his startling secret, putting the entire team in jeopardy! Plus: Who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super heroes? Marvel’s original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, make their first major appearance in years! Collecting RUNWAWAYS (2003) #7-12.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5733-5

RUNAWAYS VOL. 1: PRIDE & JOY DIGEST (NEW PRINTING)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil — but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico — whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives — vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. Collecting RUNWAWAYS (2003) #1-6.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5732-8

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS — CLASS PORTRAITS GN-TPB
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by RAMON PEREZ & ROGER CRUZ
Four untold tales of the X-Men’s First Class!
Scott Summers: Team leader, always helping people in need. Also: Never happy! Maybe a visit from Batroc the Leaper and the Circus of Crime can shed some light on what makes Cyclops tick! Nothing ruins spring break faster than a giant monster stomping through the streets of the city. But what are Iceman and Angel to do when all the “real” super heroes are too busy to help? Before the Brotherhood, before his greatest battles with the X-Men, there was a man named Erik Magnus, gathering mutants to join his cause. Does the young Magneto have what it takes to build an army? When Jean Grey’s best friend was tragically killed in a car accident, her strange psychic powers appeared. Now, alongside four other gifted youngsters, she must learn to master her mutant abilities — before they destroy her! Plus: untold tales guest-starring Spider-Man, the Thing, the Hulk, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch! Collecting CYCLOPS #1, ICE MAN AND ANGEL #1, MAGNETO #1, MARVEL GIRL #1; and material from SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #8-9 and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (2007) #3.
144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5559-1

CHAOS WAR: AVENGERS TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, MIKE AVON OEMING & J. M. DEMATTEIS
Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT, STEPHEN SEGOVIA & BRIAN CHING
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
The Vision. Captain Mar-Vell. Yellowjacket. Deathcry. Swordsman. Dr. Druid. All lost their lives in the line of duty — or in disgrace. When Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are themselves laid low in the carnage of the CHAOS WAR, and the graves give up their dead, these six find themselves mysteriously returned to reassemble against the Chaos King’s most fearsome ally — one of the Avengers’ greatest foes! It’s a final chance at redemption and a second life — and an opportunity to prove, once and for all, that they’re worthy of the name Avengers. Plus: Ares defeated Chaos King once before, but now the God of War is dead and armed only with his love for his lost son. How can he stop the living oblivion Chaos King has become, even with the help of Zeus and Hera? And at what price comes defeat? And in the midst of the epic battle raging through CHAOS WAR, Thor squares off against a foe who may be the most powerful he’s ever faced: the alien god known only as Glory! This powerhouse has his sites set on helping Chaos King destroy all reality, so what hope does a simple Thunder God have of stopping him? Collecting CHAOS WAR: DEAD AVENGERS #1-3, CHAOS WAR: ARES #1, CHAOS WAR: THOR #1-2 and material from X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS SPOTLIGHT.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5558-4

THUNDERBOLTS CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB
Written by KURT BUSIEK & PETER DAVID
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, SAL BUSCEMA, STEVE EPTING, BOB MCLEOD, TOM GRUMMETT, RON RANDALL, GENE COLAN, DARICK ROBERTSON, GEORGE PÉREZ, CHRIS MARRINAN & MIKE DEODATO JR.
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Justice, like lightning! When the world’s heroes disappear, a new team rises to take their place! Meet the Thunderbolts: Citizen V! Techno! MACH-1! Songbird! Meteorite! Atlas! But what dark secret are these heroes hiding? Read the stories that changed the way the world looks at redemption! Guest-starring the Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Franklin Richards! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #1-5, #-1 and ANNUAL ’97; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #449; SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #7; and material from TALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1
296 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5305-4

SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK BY JOHN BYRNE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JOHN BYRNE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
From SAVAGE to SENSATIONAL! With John Byrne at the helm, witness She-Hulk go where no super hero has gone before: right through the fourth wall! Vs. Spider-Man! Beheaded! Against the wrath of Dr. Bong! Alongside Santa Claus! On her own Star Truck! Hosting a Golden Age guest star! Featuring the Wasp, Mr. Fantastic and Razorback! Collecting SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #1-8 and material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #18.
200 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5306-1

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