22 February 2016

Marvel Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 2/24/16


ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $3.99
The villain pulling the Avengers' strings stands revealed - someone who's been a part of Avengers history for almost all of the team's existence, in a way you've never seen them before! The All-New, All-Different Avengers' first story arc ends here - and you won't guess who's left standing on the last page.
Rated T+

ALL-NEW INHUMANS #4
(W) Charles Soule, James Asmus (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
SRP: $3.99

Crystal and her team's diplomatic mission into Sin-Cong goes dramatically un-diplomatic.
Rated T+

ALL-NEW X-MEN #5
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Mark Bagley
SRP: $3.99
• Which is more stubborn: A teenage X-Man or a homicidal villain whose power is literally to render
himself immovable?
•  Find out here, when the ALL-NEW X-MEN take on THE BLOB!
Rated T+

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3
(W) Jorge Molina (A/CA) Simone Bianchi
SRP: $3.99

• The plot thickens as Spidey's investigation into a newly resurrected Harlem man takes him into terrifying territory!
•  The Santerians are Spider-Man's guides and the journey will take them far from Harlem before the mystery is solved!
Rated T

ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #5
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
SRP: $3.99

• The ferocious finale of the conquest of Hel as Angela and Sera clash at last with the tyrannical Queen Hela in all her glory!
•  Holy crow, are we glad comics don't have special effects budgets. (Marguerite owes Kim, Stephanie and Israel so many drinks.)
•  And the splash page you've all been waiting for...
Rated T+

THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #5
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Mark Brooks
SRP: $3.99
• Cassie Lang used to be cool. She used to be a super hero! But nowadays, she's de-powered, her friends are on the other side of the country and she sucks at basketball. It's the worst.
•  But Cassie is about to find out what being a hero really means. It isn't about changing size, it's about what's in your heart.*
Rated T+

DAREDEVIL #4
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ron Garney
SRP: $3.99
• Facing roadblocks at every turn, A.D.A. Matt Murdock struggles to build a case against the duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands, Tenfingers, who's not so secretly amassing power in Chinatown.
•  Meanwhile, Daredevil's continued fight against the villain is stuck at a stalemate.
•  With his back against the ropes, the Man Without Fear seeks help from the most seasoned super hero he knows -Steve Rogers!
Rated T+

DRAX #4
(W) Cm Punk, Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Scott Hepburn
SRP: $3.99

EARTH'S TOUGHEST COMPETITOR CM PUNK CONTINUES HIS GALAXY RUMBLING DRAX SERIES!
•  DRAX faces FIN! FANG! FOOM!
•  The fiend kidnapped children and put their little hands to work digging. But for WHAT?! Prepare to be SHOCKED! And AWED!!!
•  Drax is ready to PUNCH out an escape route, barring any WEIRD mystical surprises. (FYI, we consider a dragon in hot pants to be pretty normal, so what could weird possibly even mean???)
Rated T+

HERCULES #4
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Luke Ross (CA) Jay Anacleto
SRP: $3.99

• The Uprising Storm is sweeping in to destroy all remnants of the ancient world and its ways, and only HERCULES stands in its path.
•  Meanwhile, Herc has been pushing his buddy Gilgamesh to get off the couch and back into the hero business. Now Gil has finally stepped up...and walked into a world of trouble.
•  Hercules has got to save the world...but first, he's got to save his old friend from a miserable death...
Rated T+

THE HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #5
(W) Frank Barbiere (A/CA) Brent Schoonover
SRP: $3.99

• It's the Howling Commandos vs. Sphinx in the supernatural showdown you've been waiting for!
•  Can the members of S.T.A.K.E. hold on to their humanity when faced with a monstrous decision?
•  With corruption in the ranks of S.T.A.K.E., who can the Commandos trust?
Rated T+

KANAN #11
(W) Greg Weisman (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
SRP: $3.99

• The conclusion of Caleb Dume's first foray into the Clone Wars!
•  The inevitable conflict with General Grievous!
•  Star Wars adventure from the Republic to the Rebellion!
Rated T

KARNAK #2
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Gerardo Zaffino (CA) David Aja
SRP: $3.99

• Karnak versus a warehouse full of enemy agents! The agents don't stand a chance.
•  But the Zen Gunner can turn the air itself into a deadly weapon? Karnak's in trouble.
Rated T+

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE GUIDEBOOK: MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
(W) Mike O'Sullivan, The Ohotmu (A) Various (CA) Mike Del Mundo
SRP: $3.99

This is what it's all been building to! The MCU Guidebooks reach the end of Phase One as the Avengers assemble! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles of the mighty Avengers themselves: Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor! Also featuring allies including Phil Coulson, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Erik Selvig, Jasper Sitwell and S.H.I.E.L.D.; enemies including Loki and the Chitauri; and equipment including the Helicarrier and Loki's scepter! Plus the World Security Council and more! Relive the big-screen thrills of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
Rated T+

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-VERSE #4 (OF 4)
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
SRP: $2.99

• All-powerful Thanos has come to conquer Earth and destroy the Avengers once and for all.
•  Now more than ever, Earth's Greatest Heroes must unite, so sound the call! "AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!" in this exciting conclusion to our AA: SEASON TWO comic series!
All Ages

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #4
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder
SRP: $3.99

• A dinosaur loose in an elementary school! Somebody call for backup!
•  Enter AMADEUS CHO - TOTALLY AWESOME HULK/monster hunter!
•  But can MOON GIRL's brains and DEVIL DINOSAUR's brawn take down a HULK?!
Rated T

PATSY WALKER A.K.A. HELLCAT! #3
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
SRP: $3.99

Hellcat and her pals deal with the true scourge of New York City: BEDBUGS. Plus, Patsy gets another job and tries online dating. Which of these horrors is worst?! Find out in the most third issue so far of Patsy Walker, A.K.A. HELLCAT!
Rated T

SILK #5
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Veronica Fish (CA) Helen Chen
SRP: $3.99

• The mysterious ESPECTRO enters Cindy's life for the second time.
•  Who is he? Does he know where her family is? What is his connection to SILK's?!
Rated T

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7
(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Francesco Mattina
SRP: $3.99

• Miguel O'Hara's crusade against the mysterious organization called FIST continues!
•  But there's trouble in New York when the Inhuman LASH (y'know, the one from a little show called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) arrives AND PUTS MIGUEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INHUMAN CONFLICT!
Rated T

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #5
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
SRP: $3.99

• Squirrel Girl has been sent back in time to the sixties, which would be fine I guess, except now the future is ruled by Doctor Doom!
•  Anyway, that's not her fault, but she's still fixing it because she's just THAT GOOD.
•  The final battle between Doctor Doom, Squirrel Girl and... an old-lady version of Squirrel Girl from the future?? Yes! Meet the sensational character find of 2016: AN OLD LADY!
•  Fun fact: Besides adults literally fighting each other, this issue also features SEVERAL jokes!
•  Don't miss the hit comic featured on Entertainment Weekly's Must List (which was several months ago for everyone reading this, but it was just yesterday when this text was being written and we're all still very excited about it!)!
Rated T

VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #4
(W) Robbie Thompson (A/CA) Ariel Olivetti
SRP: $3.99

GUARDIAN BECOMES GLADIATOR!
•  Venom finally meets some aliens who don't need his help!
•  They just want him to FIGHT 'til he BLEEDS in their COMBAT ARENA!!!
•  And in a turn of similar luck, the notorious, vicious PIK ROLLO finally catches up to Venom and 803.
Rated T+

X-MEN: WORST X-MAN EVER #1 (OF 5)
(W) Max Bemis (A/CA) Michael Walsh
SRP: $3.99
Bailey Hoskins has just discovered he's a mutant. For someone who's never been special, never stood out, discovering he's "gifted" is truly a gift-entry into the halls of Xavier's School for Gifted Children and into the ranks of the world-famous X-Men! Unfortunately...Bailey might just be the worst X-Man ever. Max Bemis, frontman of the band Say Anything, kicks off his first Marvel miniseries by teaming with stellar artist Michael Walsh (SECRET AVENGERS, HANK JOHNSON) to bring us the story of a misfit among misfits.
Rated T+

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 HYDRA ASCENDANT
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
SRP: $19.99

The spy-fi, high-flying adventures of Sam Wilson - the all-new Captain America - begin here! Hydra has infiltrated society completely. Cap's new partnership with Nomad is tested as they race to uncover the Sect of the Unknown, but Hydra gathers Steve Rogers' old rogues' gallery to take down the new heroes! The all-new Captain America battles Sin and Baron Blood, and uncovers Hydra's ultimate goal - but is it too late? Millions of innocent souls hang in the balance - but broken and nearly dead from Hydra's gauntlet, can Cap stop the Great Leveling? In the face of Zemo's atrocities, Sam Wilson will earn his stripes - make the single greatest sacrifice of his life - and he will never be the same again. The stage is set for the Age of Hydra! Collecting ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1-6.
Rated T
DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 15 ALL REST
(W/A) Various (CA) Humberto Ramos
SRP: $34.99

It's the latest and greatest volume in the increasingly flexibly named Deadpool Classic series! The ever-sociable Wade Wilson is back - rubbing shoulders with his bro Cable, laughing it up with his other bro Wolverine and forging an all-new bromance during FEAR ITSELF with...the Walrus? The "Identity Wars" take Deadpool, Spider-Man and the Hulk on a long strange cross-dimensional trip, but what twisted reflections of themselves will they see? And in the wake of Steve Rogers' return, will Wade Wilson become the new Captain America? (Spoiler: no.) Learn all there is to know about Deadpool and friends, right here! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHO WON'T WIELD THE SHIELD #1, CABLE (2008) #25, DEADPOOL & CABLE #26, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #38, DEADPOOL ANNUAL (2011) #1, INCREDIBLE HULKS ANNUAL #1, WOLVERINE/DEADPOOL: THE DECOY #1, FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL #1-3 and DEADPOOL CORPS: RANK AND FOUL #1.
Parental Advisory
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY AND X-MEN TP BLACK VORTEX
(W/A) Various (CA) Ed McGuinness
SRP: $39.99

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde have stolen the ancient Black Vortex, which offers cosmic power to anyone who peers within. Peter's father, the deposed emperor Mister Knife, wants it - and so does the son of Thanos. Could this dark mirror deliver unto Thane the Mad Titan's full legacy? To keep their prize safe from mounting threats, Peter and Kitty will need all their allies - including Captain Marvel, Nova and the time-torn original X-Men. But with the fate of the universe at stake, will the heroes succumb to temptation, embrace the Vortex's gifts - and be corrupted by absolute power? Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 and OMEGA #1, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #24-25, LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #9-11, ALL-NEW X-MEN (2012) #38-39, GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #3, NOVA (2013) #28, CYCLOPS (2014) #12 and CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #14.
Rated T+
HOWARD THE DUCK TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 02
(W/A) Various (CA) Gene Colan
SRP: $34.99

Howard's greatest enemy, Dr. Bong, has the fuming fowl at his mercy! And Howie's best gal, Beverly, faces an ultimatum: Marry the villain, or the duck's goose is cooked! Bing-Bong, the bells are gonna chime! It gets worse still for our feathered friend when he undergoes a monstrous transformation - into Howard the Human! Maybe he and his old pal, Man-Thing, will find some new hope in an oddly familiar galaxy amid a Star Waaugh! Plus: The never anodyne anatine will have his wings full with the Circus of Crime, the moral guardians of S.O.O.F.I. and the soap suds that walk like a man. But as the Final Bong approaches, he'll find himself strapped in an armor he never made - as the Irascible Iron-Duck! Collecting HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #17-31 and HOWARD THE DUCK MAGAZINE #1.
Rated T
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE CHAMPIONS HC VOL 01
(W/A) Various (CA) Gil Kane
SRP: $100.00

Join the Black Widow, Hercules, Ghost Rider, Iceman and Angel as they form an all-new super-team: the Champions! This massive Masterworks collects the Champions' complete adventures in a single volume! Every issue, every highlight, every page as the lives of these Marvel icons play out together. Their struggles will reveal the origin of the man who created the Black Widow, pit them against the combined might of Magneto and Doctor Doom; unleash the Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man on Los Angeles; team them with the Stranger in the fight for an Infinity Gem; and bring fan-favorite artist John Byrne aboard for some of his greatest early work, including stories featuring the Sentinels and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! Collecting CHAMPIONS #1-17, IRON MAN ANNUAL #4, AVENGERS (1963) #163, SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #14 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #17-18.
Rated T
SIEGE BATTLEWORLD TP
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Filipe Andrade & Various (CA) W. Scott Forbes
SRP: $16.99

They can't ever win. They can't afford to lose. Together they stand on the Shield - the wall that stretches around Battleworld, protecting the more civilized domains from the dead lands filled with zombies, Ultrons and the Annihilation Wave. Anyone who crosses Lord Doom gets sent to the Shield, where Commander Abigail Brand and her unlikely allies - including Ms. America, the bowslinger Lady Katherine, Kang, Leah, the Endless Summers and Leonardo da Vinci - will fight to the death to keep their planet safe. And they'll have to do exactly that, because the Shield is about to come under siege like never before. And if the Shield falls, so too will Battleworld. Plus: Abigail Brand, the X-Men and Avengers face the uncanny threat of Unit, the galactic genocidal fugitive! Collecting SIEGE (2015) #1-4 and UNCANNY X-MEN (2011) #9-10.
Rated T+
SPIDER-VERSE TP
(W/A) Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
SRP: $50.00

When the evil Inheritors begin exterminating Spider-characters throughout the multiverse, every single Spider-Man ever is needed to save the day! An interdimensional Spider-army gathers to fight Morlun and his deadly family, but as the Prophecy comes to fruition, none of them are safe! What will this brutal war for survival mean for Peter Parker...and the rest of the Spiders? Starring the Superior Spider-Man, the Ultimate Universe's Miles Morales and Jessica Drew, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Silk, Kaine, Scarlet Spider, MC2's Spider-Girl, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 1602, Spider-Ham, Spider-Monkey, Lady Spider, Spider-Punk, Spider-UK, the rocktacular Spider-Gwen...and hundreds more, from the beloved to the obscure! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-15, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32-33, SPIDER-VERSE (2015) #1-2, SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP #1-3, SCARLET SPIDERS #1-3, SPIDER-WOMAN (2014) #1-4, SPIDER-MAN 2099 (2014) #5-8 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1.
Rated T
STAR WARS TP CHEWBACCA
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto
SRP: $16.99

Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior CHEWBACCA will star in his very own adventure! After the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet. Now stranded, Chewie finds himself caught in the middle of trying to return to the rebellion and helping a young and feisty girl in need. Writer Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, 1872, HULK) and artist Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW, X-23, UNCANNY X-FORCE) bring us a never-before-seen tale of the heroic Wookiee we all know and love.
Rated T

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