01 May 2016

Marvel Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 05/04/16


A-FORCE #5
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
SRP: $3.99

"Rage, Rage Against The Dying Of The Light" STARTS NOW!
•  When a massive dragon attacks a small coastal town, SHE-HULK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, MEDUSA, DAZZLER, NICO MINORU, and SINGULARITY spring into action. But this dragon is more than she seems and has her sights set on more than just one small town. In fact, she's got her sights set on one of A-FORCE.
•  Meanwhile, Dazzler's got a big secret and the strangest ally ever is going to help them in this fight... or maybe try to arrest them.
Rated T+

ALL-NEW INHUMANS #7
(W) James Asmus (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Jamal Campbell
SRP: $3.99

AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE STARTS NOW!
•  The Unpredicable Anna Kravinoff (a.k.a., one of the Kraven family) joins the cast and leads Crystal and her crew to the wilds of Africa in search of a hidden Inhuman enclave that holds answers to Flint's past.
•  Who are these isolationist Inhumans and why was Flint sent away at such a young age?!
•  Those answers will cause the All-New Inhumans all kinds of problems.
Rated T+

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $3.99

• POWER PLAY begins here!
•  The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the rest of the All-New All-Different Avengers come together for this huge story!
•  The most dangerous foe from SECRET WARS, REGENT makes his true intentions known - and it will take the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe to stop him.
Rated T

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #3 (OF 4)
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Todd Nauck (CA) Helen Chen
SRP: $4.99

• Spidey and Silk's time jaunt takes them all the way to their beginning...
•  ...the science fair where they were bitten by the radioactive spider!
•  Plus: Chronosaurus Rex revealed!
Rated T

BLACK WIDOW #3
(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
SRP: $3.99

RED ROOM BY MORNING, SPIES TAKE WARNING
•  The Weeping Lion has Black Widow under his thumb.
•  Until Natasha learns his true motivations, she's trapped playing his personal weapon and spy...
•  He's controlling the best in the world, and sending her to the place she never wanted to go: home.
Rated T+

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #9
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Angel Unzueta
SRP: $3.99
STANDOFF Epilogue!
•  With Steve Rogers back as Cap, Sam struggles to find his place. Can the country handle two Captain Americas?
Rated T

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #8
(W) Al Ewing (A) Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Paco Medina
SRP: $3.99

ULTIMATE FIGHTING" continues!
•  Here come... THE SYMBIOIDS! Half Venom - half Void - and all deadly!
•  Are the Ultimates a match for the cosmic critters? And can they knock the Maestro off his throne?
•  Plus - Battleworld breakout! Which contestant returns to Earth - and which one leaves in a box?
Rated T

DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER #1 (OF 4)
(W) Charles Soule (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Reilly Brown
SRP: $4.99
A simple change of venues for one of Matt Murdock's cases becomes more complicated when THE PUNISHER attempts to send the defendant away...permanently! If DAREDEVIL and BLINDSPOT want to get this mobster his day in court, it will take every ounce of wit and wile they have. All Frank needs to get what he wants is a bullet. The race is on!
Rated T+

EMPRESS #2 (OF 7)
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
SRP: $3.99

Queen Emporia is on the run from her husband, along with her kids and bodyguard. Now all they have to do is get across the galaxy while the world's most ruthless dictator has all his forces in hot pursuit. Easy, right? A plea for help on an alien stopover world plus a broken transporter could end their adventure before it's begun! The stakes get even higher in the latest from superstar creators Millar and Immonen!
RATED T+

GWENPOOL #0
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Danillo Beyruth, Gurihiru (CA) Danillo Beyruth
SRP: $4.99

• "Who is Gwenpool, and where did she come from?" Ever since she made a splash in her first cover appearance, those have been the questions on everyone's lips as they lounge about, sipping from a tropical beverage!
•  Now, get all three of the original Gwenpool backup stories from HOWARD THE DUCK #1-3 featuring Ms. Poole's first appearance and her battle alongside our favorite private duck in one convenient package!
•  Plus: See Gwen's first Xmas in the Marvel Universe, and the guy she killed to mark the occasion!
Rated T+

HOWARD THE DUCK #7
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Joe Quinones, Kevin Maguire
SRP: $3.99

• When a case takes Howard and Tara to the SAVAGE LAND, they need all the help they can get! But instead, they make do with SPIDER-MAN, SHE-HULK, DAREDEVIL and STEVE ROGERS!
•  Join Chip and special guest artist KEVIN MAGUIRE (!!!!) for an issue we like to call "Howard the Duck Volume Six, Issue Seven!"
Rated T+

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
SRP: $3.99
Tony and Rhodey are best friends on and off the battlefield but their friendship is tested in ways it never was before as the new power players in the Marvel Universe reveal themselves in a bloody and dangerous fashion that threatens everything they stand for. A Civil War II prologue story!
Rated T+

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #3
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Various
SRP: $2.99

THE AVENGERS SPLIT IN TWO!
•  With only half of the team on his side, and Avengers Tower wiped out by his new creation, Iron Man seeks help from an ally - only to land them in deeper danger!
•  Meanwhile, Captain America and his half of the team discover S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't everything they thought it was...
•  Will the two teams unite in time to save the day?
All Ages

MOON KNIGHT #2
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Greg Smallwood
SRP: $3.99
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS DOWN!
•  Marc Spector is in an asylum full of faces: haughty doctor, hostile orderlies, vacant-eyed patients. Or maybe those faces are actually just masks...
•  If some of those masks hide friends, others may hide enemies, or worse...GODS and MONSTERS.
•  The moon is out, the mask is on: it's time to escape-will Marc find a city full of sand, or something truly horrifying?
Rated T+

THE NEW AVENGERS #11
(W) Al Ewing (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Declan Shalvey
SRP: $3.99

A.I.M. vs S.H.I.E.L.D. Starts NOW!
•  They've lost the Island, the money, the toys, the charismatic leader, the champagne-dispensing robot and half the membership.
•  Where do the New Avengers go from here? Can you say... TIPPY-TOE'S KOOKIE QUARTET?
•  Guest-starring - The Scarlet Witch! The Plunderer! And the last chance to catch your breath before CIVIL WAR II!
Rated T+

NOVA #7
(W) Sean Ryan (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Humberto Ramos
SRP: $3.99

SUMMER VACATION STARTS NOW!
•  Nova's father is still missing, and his only clue to his old man's whereabouts blasted off into space last issue.
•  Now, Sam is on the trail of a new mystery -- one he'll need THE AVENGERS help to solve!
•  Kicks off a story that will lead into AVENGERS #10!
Rated T

DEADPOOL MASACRE #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Brian Posehn (CA) Scott Koblish
SRP: $3.99

Months ago, we were proud to bring you DEADPOOL TRES PUNTO UNO - a tale told all in Spanish, revealing MASACRE, the Deadpool of Mexico! Due to popular demand (because apparently you were too lazy to translate it for yourself) Marvel has taken to an unspecified Internet translation site and is re-presenting the comic in POORLY TRANSLATED ENGLISH! Just in time for the "Fifth of May!"
Parental Advisory

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #2
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Phil Noto
SRP: $3.99

• The first FORCE AWAKENS era comic series continues!
•  Who is Captain Terrex of the First Order...and how did he find Poe's squadron?
•  Can Poe and company beat Terrex to their prize?
Rated T

THE PUNISHER #1
(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Steve Dillon (CA) Declan Shalvey
SRP: $3.99
FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL!
A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise...and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won't make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head...but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? First-time Punisher writer Becky Cloonan and quintessential Punisher artist Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew!
Parental Advisory

ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #5
(W) Skottie Young (A) Jay P. Fosgitt (CA) Skottie Young
SRP: $3.99

RACCOON-NAROK STARTS NOW!
•  Hear the epic tale of the voyage of ROCKET THE RED and LEAF GROOTERSON!
•  Put on your pillaging pants and row your longboat towards shenanigans, you striking viking!
Rated T

SCARLET #8
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
SRP: $3.95

The most controversial and best-reviewed comic book on the stands today is back! From the Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev (DAREDEVIL) comes the latest chapter in Scarlet's one-woman American Revolution. Scarlet makes her boldest move yet, taking City Hall hostage while the entire country watches. How will the public react to her list of demands?

SCARLET WITCH #6
(W) James Robinson (A) Marguerite Sauvage (CA) David Aja
SRP: $3.99

PARIS, JE T'AIME
•  Wanda's next magical mystery takes her to the streets of Paris, France!
•  There she teams up with broken-hearted hero LE PEREGRINE, who has lost his ability to fly.
•  In order to make him whole again, the SCARLET WITCH will have to risk life and limb visit ghosts of the past...
Rated T+

SPIDER-GWEN #8
(W) Jason Latour (A) Bengal (CA) Yasmine Putri
SRP: $3.99

SPIDER-WOMEN: PART 5!
•  The Spider-Women return to the Marvel Universe!
•  Silk's homecoming is cut short, though, when they learn that CINDY MOON of EARTH-65 has paid the MU a visit, too, and she's caused a few problems for ALL of the Spider-Women.
•  Gwen's universe has now made itself known-- and it can't go well for her.
Rated T

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #10
(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Francesco Mattina
SRP: $3.99

REVENGE OF THE SPIDER!
•  With TEMPESTS' life in jeopardy, MIGUEL is pushed to the edge. How far will he go?
•  What secret from Tempest's past will rock Miguel's world?
•  And has SPIDER-MAN 2099 created his own downfall? A new dangerous threat emerges from his actions!
Rated T+

THUNDERBOLTS #1
(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
SRP: $3.99
FROM THE ASHES OF AVENGERS: STANDOFF!
They're a renegade team rampaging across the Marvel Universe under the direction of the Winter Soldier! But are the Thunderbolts heroes or villains-and do even they know for sure?
Parental Advisory

TRUE BELIEVERS CHEWBACCA #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting CHEWBACCA #1
Rated T

TRUE BELIEVERS DARTH VADER #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting DARTH VADER #1
Rated T

TRUE BELIEVERS DROIDS #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting DROIDS #1
All Ages

TRUE BELIEVERS KANAN #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting KANAN - THE LAST PADAWAN #1
Rated T

TRUE BELIEVERS LANDO #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting LANDO #1
Rated T

TRUE BELIEVERS SHATTERED EMPIRE #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - SHATTERED EMPIRE #1
Rated T+

TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting STAR WARS (2015) #1
Rated T

TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS CLASSIC #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting STAR WARS (1977) #1
Rated T

TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS COVERS #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting all your favorite Star Wars covers and variants
Rated T

TRUE BELIEVERS VADER DOWN #1
SRP: $1.00

Reprinting STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1
Rated T

UNCANNY X-MEN #7
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Greg Land
SRP: $3.99

"APOCALYPSE WARS" CONTINUES!
•  Fearing their teammate Archangel has once more fallen under the sway of the villainous Apocalypse, Psylocke and Magneto have embarked on a mission to save his life.
•  But they're about to make a discovery that will make them doubt everything they thought they knew!
•  Meanwhile, Sabretooth and M make a horrifying discovery of their own in the Morlock Tunnels beneath New York City...
Rated T+

X-MEN '92 #3
(W) Chris Sims, Chad Bowers (A) Alti Firmansyah (CA) David Nakayama
SRP: $3.99
• If you only buy one X-book this month...
•  ...DRACULA COMMANDS IT BE THIS ISSUE!
Rated T

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

ALL-NEW X-MEN HC VOL 04
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Mahmud A. Asrar & Various (CA) Sara Pichelli
SRP: $34.99

Dimension-hopping and intergalactic adventure are mutant rites of passage, and it's high time the All-New X-Men took the plunge! First, they're off to a world like their own, but oddly different, to meet Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man -- and their own counterparts! Welcome to the Ultimate Universe, gang, hope you survive the experience! And in the wake of that encounter, the time-tossed teens get caught up in a cosmic caper over an object of great power. When some of the team are kidnapped by the vicious Mister Knife, the rest must unite with the Guardians of the Galaxy to discover the secrets of the Black Vortex. Will its dark reflections transform the young heroes forever? Action! Adventure! Romance! And a mystery, too, back on Earth: Who -- or what -- are the Utopians? Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN (2012) #31-41.
Rated T+
ALL-NEW X-MEN TP VOL 01 GHOSTS OF CYCLOPS
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Mark Bagley
SRP: $15.99

More than ever, hatred and fear have made the world a dangerous place for mutants. But as the few remaining X-Men retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them! And no one is more concerned about their fate than Scott Summers, whose young shoulders must bear the heavy weight of the terrible acts committed by his adult counterpart. Cyclops is joined by three of his time-torn teammates - Beast, Iceman and Angel - as well as the All-New Wolverine, Kid Apocalypse and Oya. Together, they're heading out on the highway, looking for adventure, intent on writing their own futures! But when they encounter the baleful Blob, their road trip may end before it begins! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN (2015) #1-6.
Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
(W) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (A) Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby (CA) Jack Kirby, Steve Ditki
SRP: $99.99

In 1962, in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave birth to one of the most enduring icons in American popular media: the one and only Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. The combination was pure magic. During the course of 40 issues of web-slinging, wisecracking wonderment, Lee and Ditko built the foundation for 45 years of Spidey spectaculars -- girl trouble; bill trouble; bully trouble; the Daily Bugle; and a cast of friends, family and, of course, super villains unlike any other! Completing the entire Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spider-Man run in one massive volume including every page, every pinup and every letters column. Not to mention unused covers, critical essays and bonuses galore! Collecting AMAZING FANTASY #15, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-38 and ANNUAL #1-2, STRANGE TALES ANNUAL #2 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1.
All Ages
AVENGERS IRON MAN TP FORCE WORKS
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Various (CA) Tom Tenney
SRP: $39.99

Before they reinvented the Guardians of the Galaxy, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning transformed the Avengers West Coast into Force Works! And fueled by the Scarlet Witch's uncanny hex powers, this new team is going proactive! But who's in charge: Wanda or Iron Man? As tragedy strikes, one Avenger won't live to work with this forceful new group for long. With the squad in need of a new powerhouse, will the enigmatic Century fit the bill? He'd better, in light of deadly threats including the invading Kree, alien scavengers and the cyborg Black Brigade! Will Force Works meet defeat at the hands of the Mandarin and his Avatars, or live to see a reunion with the Avengers? Collecting FORCE WORKS #1-11, #12 (main story) and #13-15; FORCE WORKS ASHCAN EDITION; CENTURY: DISTANT SONS; and material from IRON MAN/FORCE WORKS COLLECTORS' PREVIEW.
Rated T
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID AND CHRIS SAMNEE HC VOL 05
W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Chris Samnee, Peter Krause (CA) Chris Samnee
SRP: $34.99

The shocking climax of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's beloved, Eisner Award-winning run! One of Daredevil's oldest enemies makes his return -- but which one? A mystery that's been building since the very beginning is about to pay off big. Meanwhile, writing his own life story has forced DD to face his darkest demons -- what will his closest friends think of the man he's becoming? He's fought hard to build a new life, now he must prove he has what it takes to keep it. Facing the strongest, toughest adversary he's ever known, the Man Without Fear is forced to make a deal with his own personal devil -- but will it be the final chapter in the Autobiography of Matt Murdock? Not everyone will make it out of San Francisco alive. Collecting DAREDEVIL (2014) #11-15, #15.1 and #16-18.
Rated T+
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BY ABNETT AND LANNING OMNIBUS HC
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Various (CA) Alex Garner
SRP: $100.00

All that stands in the way of universal disaster is an unlikely band of cosmic misfits: the Guardians of the Galaxy, retooled for the 21st century! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Adam Warlock, Mantis and the all-new Quasar -- together with Cosmo the telepathic space dog -- take on the universe's most dangerous menaces and have a little fun along the way! The ragtag team must contend with Guardians from the future, a Skrull Secret Invasion and the Church of Universal Truth before the celestial stakes get even higher when an Inhuman/Shi'ar War opens up a Fault in space that may destroy everything! And the return of Thanos could spell doom for the Guardians! Plus: The solo adventures of breakout stars Rocket and Groot! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #1-25; THANOS IMPERATIVE: IGNITION #1, #1-6 and DEVASTATION #1; and material from ANNIHILATORS #1-4 and ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #1-4.
Rated T+
MARVELS CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR ART OF MOVIE SLIPCASE HC
(W) Jacob Johnston (A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $50.00

Picking up where MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and MARVEL'S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON left off, MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR sees Steve Rogers leading the new Avengers. But after another destructive international incident involving the team, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability: A governing body will now determine when to enlist the team's services. This new law fractures the Avengers. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. return as Captain America and Iron Man, two heroes with the same goal - to protect the world - but with very different methods. Now, go behind the scenes in this collectible volume! Filled with concept art, production stills and commentary from cast and crew - including directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and producer Kevin Feige - this collection is a prize for any fan!
All Ages
UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG
(W) Chris Claremont, Len Wein (A) John Byrne, Dave Cockrum (CA) Dave Cockrum, Gil Kane
SRP: $99.99

When a young writer named Chris Claremont took over X-MEN in 1976, few fans could predict the incredible impact he would have on the Marvel Comics series. With a flair for realistic dialogue, heartfelt storylines and hard-hitting action, Claremont's writing breathed life into the characters. In collaboration with artists Dave Cockrum and John Byrne, Claremont crafted a run still heralded as a definitive era on the book. X-MEN became more than just another super-hero title: This diverse cast of mutants fighting against prejudice and intolerance has resonated in the hearts of millions of devoted readers. Now, the first five years of their landmark run on Uncanny X-Men are collected in one oversized volume. This keepsake edition also includes all original letters pages and other uncanny extras! Collecting X-MEN #94-131 and ANNUAL #3, and GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1.
Rated T
X-MEN DAYS FUTURE PAST PROSE NOVEL MASS MKT TP
(W) Alexander Irving & Various (A) TBD (CA) John Byrne
SRP: $7.99

In a dark and dangerous future, the mutant-hunting machines known as the Sentinels rule America with an iron fist. Almost all mutants and superhumans have been exterminated. Only a handful of imprisoned mutants remain to fight against their oppressive robotic overseers! Now Kate Pryde, former X-Man, must travel back in time and warn her present-day teammates of the coming danger - and hopefully prevent this horrible future from ever taking place! Experience the classic, genre-defining X-Men event like never before in this new adaptation!
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