02 April 2016

Marvel Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 4/6/16


BLACK PANTHER #1
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
SRP: $4.99
A new era for the Black Panther starts here!
Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, "A Nation Under Our Feet" is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther's struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda -- the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions -- has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive -- the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?
Rated T+

BLACK WIDOW #2
(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
SRP: $3.99
IT'S S.H.I.E.L.D.'s FUNERAL
•  As S.H.I.E.L.D.'s top brass gather to bury one of their own, they make an attractive target.
•  Lucky for Maria Hill, the agency's persona non grata, Black Widow, is still watching over them.
•  But that could mean Natasha will have a hard time watching her own back!
Rated T+

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #7
(W) Al Ewing (A) Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Paco Medina
SRP: $3.99

"Ultimate Fighting" STARTS NOW!
After the cataclysmic events of last issue -- Battlerealm will never be the same! But Earth's ultimate superteam has discovered the Contest -- and they don't like it at all! Is this the end of Maestro's dream of power? Or the start of a whole new Contest of Champions? Fan-fave writer Al Ewing combines two of his new series into one can't-miss epic!
Rated T

DEADPOOL #9
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Mike Allred
SRP: $3.99
• DEADPOOL VS. SABRETOOTH, Parts II & III!
•  When two unkillable men go to war, there's bound to be collateral damage.
•  But this time, Deadpool is serious about it.
•  I know, I know-how can Deadpool be serious?
Parental Advisory

EMPRESS #1 (OF 7)
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
SRP: $3.99
Imagine you're married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave -- but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. All you have are your wits, your bodyguard, and three guns. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic.
RATED T+

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

With his memories fully restored, an omnipotent Adam Warlock confronts the surprisingly unexpected true architect of all the universe's recent ills and destruction. This should make for a short story. But all is still not as it appears and our tale ends with a very unforeseen twist.
Rated T+

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
SRP: $3.99
"THE WAR MACHINES" PART 3!
•  Spider-Man, War Machine and Iron Man team up to stop a brand new threat to the Marvel Universe... like only they can. All this plus more hints to next summer's insane Marvel blockbuster event.
Rated T+

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #2
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
SRP: $2.99

SECRETS THREATEN TO DESTROY THE AVENGERS!
•  Find out the secret Iron Man has kept from the team...and how it will change the Avengers' future!
•  Captain America takes a stand against Iron Man!
•  It's time: whose side are you on?
All Ages

THE NEW AVENGERS #9
(W) Al Ewing (A) Marcus To (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SRP: $3.99

A STANDOFF tie-in!
•  What could possibly hold its own against the American Kaiju? None other than - AVENGER FIVE!
•  Five New Avengers in the ultimate ultra-vehicle - fighting to save A.I.M.! But are they giving up their freedom - or their lives?
•  Plus: The traitor revealed! Sunspot's secret schemes! And the guest-star reveal you've been waiting for!
Rated T+

OLD MAN LOGAN #4
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
SRP: $3.99
• Hellbent on keeping his future from coming to pass, Old Man Logan is on a one-man mission of MURDER across the Marvel Universe.
•  But hoping to end his friend's rampage, Logan's OLDEST friend comes to his aid...
•  That's right, it's OLD MAN LOGAN vs. OLD MAN ROGERS!
•  Here's hoping this fight isn't decided by natural causes...
Parental Advisory

SCARLET WITCH #5
(W) James Robinson (A) Javier Pulido (CA) David Aja
SRP: $3.99

• WANDA'S journey takes her to Spain!
•  There she finds an old vineyard converted from a haunted church where witches used to be burned at the stake.
•  But to unravel the mystery of the hauntings, she must first fight off the ghosts of the SPANISH INQUISITION!
Rated T+

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9
(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Francesco Mattina
SRP: $3.99

• Miguel and Tempest - reunited! But Miguel isn't about to get a happily ever after...
•  The mysterious organization called FIST makes their next move, and Spider-Man 2099 gets a helping hand investigating what they're up to.
Rated T

SPIDER-MAN #3
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
SRP: $3.99

• Miles finds himself face-to-face with his toughest villain yet- HIS GRANDMOTHER!!!
•  And an Avengers-study session (date?) with Ms. Marvel goes horribly wrong!
Rated T

SPIDER-WOMAN ALPHA #1
(W) Various (A) Vanessa R. Del Rey (CA) Yasmine Putri
SRP: $4.99

SPIDER-WOMEN PART 1!
The Spider-Event of 2016 is here, bringing SPIDER-GWEN, SILK and SPIDER-WOMAN together for a story too big for any one of their books! Spider-Woman is taking a mentor-role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the three spider-heroes take a brunch break on Gwen's Earth-65. But when the nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and their leader (Earth-65's Cindy Moon) notice the interdimensional interlopers, all of Jessica Drew's plans go wrong.
Rated T+

STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1
(W) Charles Soule, Chris Eliopoulos (A/CA) Phil Noto
SRP: $4.99

AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission...Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays' greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order brought to you by writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow)!
Rated T

THE UNCANNY AVENGERS #8
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
SRP: $3.99
A STANDOFF tie-in!
•  It only took 8 issues, but the Uncanny Avengers have lost their minds.
•  To escape a trap, one Avenger is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
•  The Wrecker returns! AND SO DOES...?
Rated T

UNCANNY X-MEN #6
(W) Cullen Bunn, Paco Medina (A) Ken Lashley, Paco Medina (CA) Greg Land
SRP: $4.99
"APOCALYPSE WARS" CONTINUES!
The first time original X-Man Archangel met Apocalypse, he was transformed into the homicidal Horseman of Death. Breaking free of Apocalypse's grasp, Archangel eventually returned to the X-Men and formed a relationship with his teammate, Psylocke. Now, years later, Psylocke has found a vacant, drone-like Archangel in the guise of Death once more. Fearing he's again fallen under Apocalypse's sway, Psylocke and her team of X-Men embark on a mission to save Archangel's life. But little do they know that they are about to discover a far more horrifying truth than they could have imagined...
Rated T+

THE VISION #6
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Marco D'Alfonso
SRP: $3.99

• The book everyone is talking about.
•  The first arc of this acclaimed series comes to its frightening climax. The bodies will not stay buried. The truth will not remain hidden. And The Vision will never be the same.
Rated T+

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

AMADEUS CHO GENIUS AT WORK TP
(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Various (CA) Gary Frank
SRP: $7.99

• Get to know Cho! That's teen genius Amadeus Cho, the seventh smartest person in the world - but who's counting?
•  When Cho is declared "Mastermind Excello" by an intelligence contest, his life suddenly spins out of control - and now he'll need all his smarts just to stay alive!
•  Luckily, Cho - and his adorable coyote pup, Kirby - quickly meet and befriend two of the Marvel Universe's strongest powerhouses: Hercules and the Incredible Hulk!
•  When Cho investigates his sister's fate, a complex web begins to unravel. Who has been manipulating him? And why?
•  Can the seventh smartest person on the planet solve the riddle of his own past and future?
•  Collecting material from AMAZING FANTASY (2004) #15; INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #100; and INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126, #133, #135 and #137.
  One-Shot/Rated T+

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 02
(W/A) Various (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
SRP: $34.99

The Spider-Verse is here! When the Inheritors begin exterminating spider-characters throughout the multiverse, every single Spider-Man ever is needed to save the day! A spider-army gathers - including Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Spider-Woman, Mayday Parker, Kaine, Ben Reilly, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Ham and scores more - but how can they defeat Morlun's deadly family when Peter faces a power struggle against a ghost from his past: Doctor Octopus, the Superior Spider-Man?! In the aftermath, Peter returns home to find that Parker Industries has fallen prey to industrial sabotage. Why is the intangible villain known as the Ghost targeting Parker's staff? And how will Peter's decisions come home to roost? A huge chapter in the Amazing Spider-Man's history comes to a close right here! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-18 and SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32-33, and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1.
Rated T+
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 WORLDWIDE
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $18.99

The world's greatest super hero goes global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with new offices in Shanghai, London and San Francisco. Peter Parker is racking up the frequent-flyer miles - with his "bodyguard" Spider-Man in tow! But success breeds enemies, like the astrological Zodiac who have widened their scope to threaten the entire Earth. Pete isn't neglecting New York - but his new HQ is in the former Baxter Building, and the Human Torch is going to have something to say about that! And while Spider-Man has expanded his reach, so have his foes. Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the Goblin family, and it's up to everyone's favorite wall-crawler to investigate. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2015) #1-5.
Rated T
 BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 03
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $34.99

It's Black Panther vs. Iron Man (with Wolverine in the middle) in the blockbuster sequel Enemy of the State II! Secrets are revealed, punches are thrown, and King Solomon's Frogs wreak havoc - but who is the second Panther? Plus: Flash forward to T'Challa's old age, where the once and future king has washed his hands of the outside world. Will he come out of retirement to save Everett K. Ross's life? And travel back to the Old West as T'Challa finds himself in the middle of 1986's THOR #370! But when and where in the timestream falls...the death of the Black Panther?! It's political intrigue, tangled timelines and magic frogs as only Christopher Priest can juggle them! Guest-starring the Hulk! Collecting BLACK PANTHER (1998) #36-49 and #57-58, INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #33, THOR (1966) #370 and material from MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #2.
Rated T+
CIVIL WAR HC MCNIVEN COVER
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Steve McNiven
SRP: $34.99

The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? In the wake of a superhuman tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the United States government. Divided, the nation's greatest champions must each decide how to react - a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Captain America rejects the Act and goes underground, Iron Man steps up to spearhead the registration effort - and Marvel's heroes split right down the middle! The shocking crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR (2006) #1-7, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: MARK MILLAR/STEVE MCNIVEN.
Rated T+
MOVIE COVER
COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR TP
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $9.99

Whose side are you on? Colored pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens? Reach a decision across page after page of all-out costumed warfare featuring Steve McNiven's exquisitely rendered artwork just waiting for you to add the color! Captain America and Iron Man are the feuding Avengers leading the two sides of heroes that battle it out over the rights and wrongs of superhuman registration. This war is far from civil as friendships and teams are torn apart, and one fact is certain: The issues are anything but black-and-white. Luckily, that's where you come in! From Shellhead's gleaming red and gold to the stars and stripes of the Sentinel of Liberty, these monochromatic Marvels are crying out to be brought to life in an eye-popping kaleidoscope of conflict. The battle lines have been drawn - now, can you stay inside them?
All Ages

DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS COMPANION HC
SRP: $100.00

The Man Without Fear is born and reborn in this second collection of Frank Miller's finest, paired with the industry's top artistic talent! When the drug-addled Karen Page trades away DD's secret identity for a fix, Matt must find the strength to survive as the vengeful Kingpin takes him down as low a human can get! But will the Kingpin's one weakness - his all-too-human heart - undo the criminal empire he has built for himself? Plus, look back on Matt Murdock's formative years as a young boy grows into a Man Without Fear, and experience Miller's very first work on two Marvel icons as Daredevil teams up with Spider-Man! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #27-28, DAREDEVIL (1964) #219 and #226-233, DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1-5, and MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: DAREDEVIL - LOVE AND WAR.
Rated T+
 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 REBOOT
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $24.99

One of the most popular super heroes in the world soars to fresh heights! Tony Stark has a new armor, a new supporting cast, new villains and a new purpose that's going to tear itself across the entire Marvel Universe and beyond. It begins with a shocker of a twist and only gets more surprising from there, with the return of one of Tony's biggest nemeses and the quest to find his biological parents! As Iron Man chases Madame Masque, her actions threaten to rip all of reality apart! Shellhead's incredible armor will be put through its paces in a story that will shock and awe - but it is who exactly Tony teams up with that will have everyone talking. Brian Michael Bendis takes the genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist and makes him a superstar! Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN (2015) #1-5.
Rated T+
 MARVEL UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC
(W) Various (A/CA) John Byrne
SRP: $125.00

He's one of the most successful comic creators in history, known for epic stints on FANTASTIC FOUR, UNCANNY X-MEN, ALPHA FLIGHT and more! Now, savor John Byrne's wider influence on the Marvel Universe in this collection of shorter - but no less classic - runs on top-tier characters! Enjoy Byrne's definitive takes on icons like Captain America, the Hulk, the Avengers, Wolverine and the Silver Surfer, as well as Black Widow and her fellow Champions! Plus: Watch as Byrne helps build the legend of Star-Lord, unite Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and introduce an astonishing new Ant-Man! Collecting CHAMPIONS #11-15, MARVEL PREVIEW #11, AVENGERS (1963) #164-166 and #181-191, POWER MAN #48-50, MARVEL PREMIERE #47-48, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #247-255, SILVER SURFER (1982) #1, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #314-319, WOLVERINE (1988) #17-23, and material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #29.
Rated T
 MS. MARVEL HC VOL 02
(W/A) Various (CA) Kris Anka
SRP: $34.99

Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school Valentine's Day dance, but Ms. Marvel will crash it - in an attempt to capture Asgard's most annoying trickster, Loki! And when a mysterious, and really cute, family friend comes to town, Ms. Marvel must deal with...a crush! Then, it's the moment you demanded as Ms. Marvel meets her idol: Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan battle side-by-side! The Marvel Universe's last days have arrived, but Ms. Marvel has no time for silly things like Armageddon - she's got to rescue her brother and keep her city from falling into chaos. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let's do this, Jersey City. Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #12-19, S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #2 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-8.
Rated T+
 X-MEN AGE OF APOCALPYSE OMNIBUS HC
(W/A) Various (CA) Billy Tan
SRP: $125.00

Charles Xavier is dead - killed in the past during a time-travel accident - and without his dream, the world has become a nightmare! Apocalypse rules with an iron fist, ruthlessly enforcing his "survival of the fittest" creed - but hidden among a downtrodden humankind are Magneto's ragtag freedom fighters: the X-Men! When Bishop, last survivor of the true Marvel Universe, explains how the world went wrong, these embittered mutants must risk everything - and undertake a dangerous and complex quest - to put things right! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #320-321, X-MEN (1991) #40-41, CABLE (1993) #20, X-MEN ALPHA, AMAZING X-MEN (1995) #1-4, ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #1-4, FACTOR X #1-4, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS #1-4, GENERATION NEXT #1-4, WEAPON X (1995) #1-4, X-CALIBRE #1-4, X-MAN #1-4, X-MEN OMEGA, AGE OF APOCALYPSE: THE CHOSEN and X-MEN ASHCAN #2.
Rated T

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