Marvel Comics by Canadians – May 2011

Another big month for Marvel as we head towards the summer, but not a lot of comics by Canadians. There’s Fear Itself #2 drawn by Stuart Immonen… Chris Bachalo is drawing the Avengers now… Kalman produces X-book covers (the only new covers done by Canadians on Marvel books in May)… Tom Grummett on the Hulk… Todd McFarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man issues are being collected in a massive Omnibus edition… Kathryn Immonen and Ramon Perez’s Captain America one-shot is collected with a bunch of other Cap one-shots…

FEAR ITSELF #2 (of 7)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STEVE McNIVEN
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by STEVE McNIVEN
The Mighty Thor–imprisoned by his own father! As Odin and the Asgardians leave the Earth to fend for itself against the God of Fear, the Avengers and the world’s remaining heroes battle the unstoppable tide of terror! And then– the Serpent’s Hammers fall! Who are the Worthy? Who shall rise up and join the Serpent as living avatars of his evil? And how can the Avengers respond…to fear itself?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS #13
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
X-Men Evolutions Variant by PAUL RENAUD
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN
The God of Fear has come to Earth and the only thing standing between it and world domination are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Can the Avengers stand against an evil older than time itself? Or will even the strongest heroes on the planet fall? Prepare to face Fear Itself! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SIGIL #3 (of 4)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Two ships, the El Cazador and the Red Harvest, are neck and neck racing for the same prize: a buried treasure that could be a millennia-old secret weapon. Samantha Rey knows the way, but October is able to guess her every move – and the Red Harvest doesn’t have to stop when it runs out of ocean…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #628 & #629
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT
Covers by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (#628) & FRANK CHO (#629)
THE SPY WHO SMASHED ME!
Spy versus spy meets gamma-powered mayhem as Red She-Hulk (Hulk’s estranged wife Betty Banner), partners with a mysterious villain to steal an ancient artifact of unimaginable power. Now it’s up to Banner… Bruce Banner, to save the world — and possibly his marriage. But will Secret Agent Banner be able to keep his domestic affairs from turning into an international Hulk-off? It’s a story that will leave you shaken, stirred and SMASHED from “Planet Hulk” writer Greg Pak and superstar penciller Tom Grummet!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

X-MEN: EARTH’S MUTANT HEROES #1
Written by VARIOUS
Select Character Artwork by GUS VAZQUEZ
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
All things mutants take center stage in this all-new collection of Handbook-style profiles! Featuring X-Men members (Madison Jeffries/Box, Paulie Provenzano, Wraith/Hector Rendoza), trainees (Onyxx, Ink/Eric Gitter), allies (Fred Duncan, Tom Corsi, Candy Southern, Shortpack), the evil (Cortex, X-Cutioner, Amelia Voght, Zaladane, Black Womb) and the lesser-known (Litterbug, Jazz, Arize, Jack in the Box, Crule), and updates for the big guns (Professor X, Magneto, Emma Frost, Beast, Mystique). And because you demanded it: Joseph gets a profile at last! Plus: brand-new Gus Vazquez art for the majority of profiles!
64 PGS. /Handbook/Rated T+ …$4.99

X-23 #10
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by Sana Takeda
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
X-23 thought she had walked away from her past, but after her brutal discoveries in Madripoor, she realizes there are some crimes—of the heart and body—that cannot be so easily forgotten. But as memories begin to spin her out of control, an old mentor and maybe a new enemy come back into her life: Wolverine…and the vampire, Jubilee.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY DAVID MICHELINIE & TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Penciled by TODD MCFARLANE, ALEX SAVIUK, ERIK LARSEN & COLLEEN DORAN
Covers by TODD MCFARLANE
Whether clad in blue and red or black, or possessing spider-powers or cosmic ones, Spider-Man stands ready to face any threat! And the threats have never been greater! From his own foes — Venom, Mysterio, the Scorpion and more — to newcomers to his friendly neighborhood like Sabretooth, the Taskmaster, Magneto and the Sentinels, Spidey sure has his hands full! Good thing he’s got Mary Jane, Captain America, the Black Cat and the Hulk around to lend a hand! Featuring the pulse-pounding prose of longtime IRON MAN scribe David Michelinie and the groundbreaking artistry of the legendary Todd McFarlane! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #296-329 and material from SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #10.
848 PGS./Rated A …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5729-8
Trim size: oversized

Note: there will be two covers. The Direct Market version will feature the black costume.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: ALLIES & ENEMIES TPB
Written by ROB WILLIAMS, KATHRYN IMMONEN, WILLIAM HARMS, KIERON GILLEN & KELLY SUE DECONNICK
Penciled by REBEKAH A. ISAACS, RAMÓN PEREZ, DECLAN SHALVEY, RENATO ARLEM & GREG TOCCHINI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
From the dark days of World War II to the current Heroic Age come five stories of humanity, heroism, death and despair! Featuring Captain America’s greatest allies and most terrible foes including Falcon, Peggy Carter, Crossbones, Batroc the Leaper, Black Widow and Agent 13. Fierce fisticuffs, death-defying duels and good, old-fashioned espionage ensue! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA AND FALCON #1, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FIRST THIRTEEN #1, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND CROSSBONES #1, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BATROC #1 and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE SECRET AVENGERS #1
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5502-7

THOR: LORD OF ASGARD TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by DAN JURGENS & JOSE H.P ARMENTA
Penciled by STUART IMMONEN, TOM RANEY, JOE BENNETT & DEON NOCKULS
Cover by TOM RANEY
The king is dead…long live the king! He is the Norse God of Thunder — master of the storm and lightning, heir to the throne of immortal Asgard. And in the wake of Odin’s heroic sacrifice, Thor is called upon to fulfill his father’s legacy as lord and master of the Eternal Realm — leaving Earth’s protection in the hands of the untested Tarene! But an old foe of the Thunder God has embarked on a quest for immortality, one that may spell the end of both Midgard’s fledgling guardian and Thor’s new reign! And from beyond the stars comes an even more formidable foe, one whose sights are set on dethroning Asgard’s new liege and wiping the Norse Gods from the pages of history. It’s Thor, Lord of Asgard vs. Desak, Destroyer of Pantheons! In the aftermath, the first steps in a startling change for the once-Thunder God will have ramifications for the entire Marvel Universe! Collecting THOR (1998) #44-50.
208 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5087-9

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
Order Code: FEB110670

ULTIMATE WAR PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
The Ultimates vs. the Ultimate X-Men: the battle begins! When the X-Men do the worst thing they could to humanity, the government orders Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the Ultimates to bring them down. A small but lethal army, the Ultimates were created to face these and other newly rising threats to mankind. But the X-Men’s founder, Professor X, hasn’t been training his students for nothing — and the young mutants just might take out the Ultimates first! Collecting ULTIMATE WAR #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5737-3
Trim size: standard

ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, JEFF PARKER, JIM MCCANN, CHRIS YOST, MIKE CAREY, PETER DAVID & MORE
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., LEINIL FRANCIS YU, ALAN DAVIS, GREG LAND, MARK BROOKS, NICK BRADSHAW, JILL THOMPSON & MORE!
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS
An all-star lineup of creators brings you the origins of Marvel’s greatest heroes! Short, accessible origin stories you’ll want to cut out and tape up on your wall! From the Avengers to the X-Men! From Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man to Hulk, Deadpool, Black Widow and the Punisher! Cyclops! Wolverine! Magneto! They’re all here! Plus: In the aftermath of SIEGE, Steve Rogers assesses the state of Earth’s heroes, villains and mutants in almost 200 pages of character files! Collecting ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS, ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS: X-MEN, HEROIC AGE: SUPER HEROES, HEROIC AGE: VILLAINS and HEROIC AGE: X-MEN.
272 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5615-4

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