20 March 2016

Marvel Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 3/23/16


ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7
AVENGERS: STANDOFF Tie-in
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $3.99
Preview

AN AVENGERS STANDOFF tie-in!
•  The ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS vs the UNCANNY AVENGERS! Why? How?
Rated T+

ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #5
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Ramon K. Perez
SRP: $3.99

Hawkeye vs. Hawkeye!
•  For the last few months, Clint and Kate have been at odds with one another. With this issue, that all comes to a head!
•  Plus, flashbacks continue to explore Kate's childhood and what led her to her heroic path.
Rated T+

ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #6
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto
SRP: $3.99
WATCH THE THRONE!
•  Who's the a new ruler of Hel?
•  Angela? Sera? Hela? Leah?
•  Plus: The first meeting between Angela and the new Thor! It, uh...it does not go well.
Rated T+

CARNAGE #6
(W) Gerry Conway (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Mike Del Mundo
SRP: $3.99

The second terrifying arc of Carnage starts NOW!
Jabulile van Scotter is a 16-year old South African girl sailing around the world! But she didn't plan on a stoway in the form of the deadly serial-killer CARANGE. The titanic events of the first arc have sent the symbiotic psycho across the globe with the team trying to catch him far in his rear-view.
Rated T+

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #6
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Paco Medina
SRP: $3.99

CHECK AND MATE!
•  How did Maestro end up in the Battlerealm? How did he come to be a servant of the Collector?
•  This issue has all the answers and then some! As the Maestro takes his revenge...on EVERYBODY!
•  The dominoes fall, the plans come together and NOTHING will be the same again!
•  DON'T MISS THIS ISSUE!
Rated T

THE HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
AVENGERS: STANDOFF Tie-in
(W) Frank Barbiere (A/CA) Brent Schoonover
SRP: $3.99

AN AVENGERS STANDOFF tie-in!
•  The Commandos search for their missing ally, ORRGO!
•  Secrets are revealed when the team encounters an enemy who can manipulate reality itself!
Rated T+

HYPERION #1
(W) Chuck Wendig (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
SRP: $3.99
HYPERION IS BACK!
Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably!
Rated T+

ILLUMINATI #5
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Kev Walker (CA) Riley Rossmo
SRP: $3.99

• ALL IS LOST!
•  After a betrayal of a member of the team, the all new Illuminati are public enemy #1!
•  Can Titania's new powers save them?!
Rated T+

THE INFINITY ENTITY #3 (OF 4)
(W) Jim Starlin (A/CA) Alan Davis
SRP: $3.99

Adam Warlock at last discovers the truth about what he has become and his and Thanos' role in the destruction of the universe. Now the big question is whether or not the universe's most powerful entities will allow Warlock the chance to rectify his mistakes and save all that there is.
Rated T+

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
SRP: $2.99

ENTER: THE BLACK ORDER!
• The Guardians are caught!
•  And the only way out is to infiltrate a gang of weapons dealers known as...THE BLACK ORDER!
All Ages

THE NEW AVENGERS #8
AVENGERS: STANDOFF Tie-in
(W) Al Ewing (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Jeff Dekal
SRP: $3.99

AN AVENGERS STANDOFF tie-in!
•  The New Avengers are a global rescue force - but what happens when they have to rescue someone...
from S.H.I.E.L.D.?
•  Answer: THIS MEANS WAR! And the beginning of the three-part conflagration that changes EVERYTHING!
•  PLUS! The traitor -- REVEALED! And the twists keep coming! Who -- or WHAT -- is the AMERICAN KAIJU?
Rated T+

OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #3 (OF 5)
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
SRP: $3.99

• Obi-Wan and Anakin team together to take on a strange new world...
•  ...but they are brought into even stranger circumstances.
•  Will the duo be able to save themselves and this world they've been called to?
Rated T

PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT #4
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
SRP: $3.99

GUEST-STARRING HOWARD THE DUCK!
•  Patsy gets a new job! No, a totally different one from last month!
•  Fellow under-employed private investigator Howard the Duck stops by to complain and compare notes on the mysterious super villain recruiter in town.
•  (Mostly just to complain though)
Rated T

STAR WARS #17
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Terry Dodson
SRP: $3.99
• Han takes Luke out to fly the Falcon with him!
•  Meanwhile...Leia and a few of her "friends" have troubles of their own...
•  The rebel prison base is under siege!
Rated T

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #4
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Frank Cho
SRP: $3.99
• In the final showdown with Lady Hellbender, will the Hulk find an enemy, a frenemy, or something... more?
•  The greatest monster hunt in the Marvel Universe reaches its shocking conclusion as Amadeus learns what it truly means to be the Totally Awesome Hulk!
Rated T

THE ULTIMATES #5
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
SRP: $3.99
• Beyond every universe...beyond the omniverse itself...beyond any limit mankind has ever known...there is only The Outside.
•  From here, The Ultimates can see into the true nature of all time and space - and learn the secrets of the All-New Marvel Universe!
•  The question is...what's out here seeing into them?
Parental Advisory

UNCANNY X-MEN #5
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Greg Land
SRP: $3.99
• The final confrontation between THE UNCANNY X-MEN and THE DARK RIDERS!
•  One X-Man is dead and the world's deadliest team of mutants is eager to deliver retribution. But what price will they pay to exact their revenge?
Rated T+

VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #5
(W) Robbie Thompson (A/CA) Ariel Olivetti
SRP: $3.99

PIK ROLLO IS A GIANT SPACE PANDA BEAR
•  And she is tough as %&#$, while still being adorable.
•  But she needs some help from VENOM to rescue her child (also ADORABLE) from our big cosmic bad guy, who wants Venom dead. Venom, and pretty much anyone else getting in his way.
•  Panda. Bear. Mercenaries. From. Space.
Rated T+

X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER #2 (OF 5)
(W) Max Bemis (A/CA) Michael Walsh
SRP: $3.99

• Bailey may be the worst X-Man ever...but Mystique sees something in him!
•  Meanwhile...he tries to fit into every part of the X-Universe!
•  The new X-Mini by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis continues here!
Parental Advisory

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

CIVIL WAR HEROES FOR HIRE & THUNDEBOLTS TP
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $34.99

As CIVIL WAR rages, an unlikely group of heroes gather to hunt down fugitive superhumans who refuse to register. Misty Knight and Colleen Wing use their bail-bonds skills, underworld connections and government funding to lead an all-new Heroes for Hire: Black Cat, Shang-Chi, Paladin, the new Tarantula and more! It's action, adventure, crime, beautiful women and kung-fu chaos! Then, the Thunderbolts may be known criminals, but they sure can get good publicity by hunting down renegade heroes! Now, it's time for the T-Bolts to kick some spandex butt! But why have so many newly "recruited" Thunderbolts agreed to Baron Zemo's plans? What role does the Grandmaster and his Squadron Sinister play? And can there be anything worse than having the universe's fate lie in the hands of Zemo? Collecting HEROES FOR HIRE (2006) #1-5 and THUNDERBOLTS (1997) #101-105.
Rated T+
CIVIL WAR MARVEL UNIVERSE TP
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $24.99

CIVIL WAR is encompassing the entire Marvel Universe, and the effects are being felt by every hero, villain and civilian. Wild cards like Venom, Ant-Man, Iron Fist, U.S.Agent and even Howard the Duck must take a stand, while the Sentry is confronted with a past he can't leave behind - and one of Marvel's greatest heroes must face their own fearful future! Whose side will Marvel's top superhuman lawyer, She-Hulk, fight for when the war threatens the rights of every American super hero? And in the war's aftermath, Tony Stark must begin building a new Marvel Universe! Plus: What if things had gone very differently? Collecting CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE #1, CIVIL WAR: CHOOSING SIDES #1, CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN #1, SHE-HULK (2005) #8 and WHAT IF: CIVIL WAR #1.
Rated T+
CIVIL WAR YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS TP
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $19.99

As the tide of public opinion turns inexorably against Marvel's heroes, the gears of Civil War threaten to crush the young heroes known as the Runaways. But when the Young Avengers offer their assistance, can the Runaways believe they're on the same side? The warden of the prison called the Cube wants both teams taken down - and he sends his most powerful weapon to do it: Noh-Varr, the young Kree known as Marvel Boy! Can the two teen teams put aside their differences and work together to free their captured teammates? And what happens when Marvel Boy busts loose? This CIVIL WAR tie-in has lasting repercussions for both popular teams! Plus: Look deep into Iron Man's classified files and learn all about the major players of CIVIL WAR! Collecting CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS #1-4 and CIVIL WAR FILES #1.
Rated T+
DEXTER DOWN UNDER TP
(W) Jeff Lindsay (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Mike Del Mundo
SRP: $19.99

Dexter returns in a blood-soaked Australian adventure written by his creator, Jeff Lindsay! Dexter Morgan isn't just Miami's No. 1 forensic blood-spatter expert - he's also a serial killer who targets other killers! But when Dexter travels Down Under on the trail of a new murderer, he quickly learns that sharks aren't Australia's only deadly predator. Who is setting up illegal hunting safaris in the Outback, and are they targeting more than big game? Dexter investigates as only he can, but soon discovers that he isn't the hunter - he's the prey! Now Dexter is trapped in a private preserve where humans are in the crosshairs. Will this one end with a bang? Under the hot Australian sun, Dexter's Dark Passenger is given free reign, blood will flow, and the guilty will not go unpunished! Collecting DEXTER DOWN UNDER #1-5.
Parental Advisory
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY VOL 05 THROUGH LOOKING GLASS TP
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti, Frank Cho (CA) Valerio Schiti
SRP: $19.99

The Guardians of the Galaxy are caught in the pull of the Black Vortex! With the Slaughter Squad hot on their tails, the X-Men and the Guardians have to find somewhere to stash their precious cargo - but will the temptation of the Vortex's unknown power be too much for this band of misfits? Rocket leaps into action! Gamora goes on the offensive! Ronan is deposed! Star-Lord is defiant! This story has it all - but does it seem like the Guardians have forgotten something in all the cosmic craziness? Oh, that's right, Peter got elected president of Spartax! Wait, what?! As rifts begin forming within the team, will their friendship and history be enough to hold the Guardians together? Plus: What is a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier doing floating in space?! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #24-27 and ANNUAL #1.
Rated T
INFINITY WATCH TP VOL 01
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Various (CA) Angel Medina
SRP: $39.99

Run the Gauntlet from War to Crusade in this essential companion to Jim Starlin's Infinity Trilogy! In the aftermath of INFINITY GAUNTLET, Adam Warlock wears the almighty glove - but no single being should wield all six gems. Adam recruits his most trusted allies to guard one each - including the deadly Gamora, the destructive Drax, the demanding Moondragon and the diminutive Pip the Troll! But who holds the Reality Gem? The team finds a home on Monster Island, but INFINITY WAR rages when Adam's dark side, the Magus, strikes! This sounds like a job for...Thanos?! Warlock wrestles with himself, Drax battles the Hulk, and Pip takes charge when the Goddess sets the Marvel Universe on an INFINITY CRUSADE! Before the Guardians of the Galaxy, there was the Watch! Collecting WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH #1-22.
Rated T
THE PUNISHER MAX COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 02 TP
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $39.99

Nick Fury has a dangerous mission for the Punisher: break into a Siberian nuclear missile silo and steal a lethal retrovirus. But Castle soon sets off a chain reaction that will bring him into conflict with a ruthless Russian general - and take the world to the brink of war. Then, mobster Nicky Cavella returns to plague the Punisher. But when his scheme unleashes a wave of violence that rocks New York to its core, other predators emerge from the darkness. Finally, the Punisher targets a human-trafficking operation that supplies kidnapped girls to brothels. Veterans of Eastern Europe's ethnic genocide, the cruel slavers are a quarry unlike any Castle has hunted before. They're ready to go to war to protect what's theirs - but they'll soon find out exactly what war with the Punisher means. Collecting PUNISHER (2004) #13-30.
Explicit Content
ROCKET RACCOON VOL 02 STORYTAILER TP
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $17.99

Rocket Raccoon continues his quest to try to fix his past...um, bad calls, but as a stranger stalks him from the shadows, he just might cause a cosmic calamity on the dreaded Winter Planet! Then, what happens when you water Groot a little too much? Grootzilla! He's faster than a speeding Rocket, more powerful than Drax the Destroyer, able to eat tall buildings in a single gulp - and he's not happy! And Rocket's skills will be put to the ultimate test as he challenges everything he's known about himself. Does the Book of Half-World - the mythical text of Rocket's early adventures- actually exist, or was it all a big hoax? Is Rocket really the last of his kind? Find out once and for all, right here! Collecting ROCKET RACCOON (2014) #7-11.
Rated T
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION VOL 02 NEW REPUBLIC TP
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $39.99

Defenders of the New Republic! Wedge Antilles and his fellow starfighters are the heroes of the Battle of Endor. Now, they protect the New Republic as the crack team of ace pilots known far and wide as the Rogue Squadron! And with remnants of the Empire seeking vengeance across the galaxy, the team is never short of high-flying X-wing action. Imperial terrorists target Wedge's home planet! The Cilpari are no friends to the Empire - but they don't like the Rebel Alliance either! Jabba the Hutt left a deadly legacy: a cache of stolen Imperial weapons hidden on Tatooine that must be kept out of enemy hands! And one of Rogue Squadron is...a princess?! Collecting STAR WARS: X-WING ROGUE LEADER #1-3, STAR WARS: X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON #1-16 and SPECIAL #1, and material from STAR WARS TALES #12 and #23.
Rated T

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