17 July 2016

Marvel Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 07/20/16


A-FORCE #7
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Ben Caldwell
SRP: $3.99

• After narrowly escaping a grisly death at the hands of one of their own, a weary but determined A-FORCE make bold moves to free NICO and the town from Countess's control. However, saving the day is going to take more than just super-powered punches.
•  A-FORCE is going to have to go deeper than that - changing Countess's very mind - which is not exactly something super villains readily embrace. Meanwhile, developments with the team's sparkly THOR rock A-FORCE to the core.
Rated T+

ALL-NEW INHUMANS #9
(W) James Asmus (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
SRP: $3.99

• Gorgon stands trial!
•  What crime could Gorgon have committed to land him in an Inhuman jail?
•  And what does Ana Kravinoff have to do with it all?
Rated T+

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #10
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ig Guara (CA) Bengal
SRP: $4.99
CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
•  Which side will WOLVERINE choose when a terrible prophecy puts someone she loves into the crosshairs of her allies? How far is LAURA willing to go to protect her loved ones?
•  Teaming up with OLD MAN LOGAN, Laura is prepared to fight the very future itself to change her destiny.
Rated T+

THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #10
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
SRP: $3.99

• The epic conclusion of "Small Time Criminal"! It's Ant-Man vs. Darren Cross vs. The Power Broker!
•  Finally learn how Scott landed in prison. Seriously. We promise. Dragged that one out enough.
Rated T+

BLACK WIDOW #5
(W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
SRP: $3.99

THE WEEPING LION'S HUNTING GROUND
•  Using her darkest secret as leverage, the Weeping Lion has pushed Natasha further from the straight and narrow.
•  And Agent Elder of S.H.I.E.L.D. is closing in - is he fellow prey that needs Black Widow's protection, or another predator?
Rated T+

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #10
(W) Al Ewing (A) Rhoald Marcellius (CA) Skan
SRP: $4.99

IRON PATRIOT SUPREME!
•  Maestro's team of dark Avengers were powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with the renegade Champions, but are they too powerful even for him?
Rated T

DARTH VADER #23
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Salvador Larroca
SRP: $3.99

• Vader vs. Morit on the shell of the Executor!
•  DO YOU NEED MORE THAN THAT???
•  Fine: Cylo's secret revealed!
Rated T

DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Iban Coello
SRP: $3.99
Deadpool is one of the best mercenaries on the planet. He may even be a passable Avenger-jury's still out. But one thing's for sure-Deadpool is a terrible team leader. Think we're lying? Ask the Mercs for Money! Deadpool's taken on a new high-paying mission to take out radioactive super villains...and his Mercs aren't nearly as immune to radiation as his healing-factored heinie is. Deadpool veteran Cullen Bunn brings us mo' mercs, mo' money and naturally, mo' problems.
Parental Advisory

GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #8
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Carlo Barberi, Juan Romera (CA) Gary Choo
SRP: $4.99

THE CONCLUSION OF THE HERMETIKUS SAGA!

  • All three generations of the Guardians of the Galaxy, reunited and ready for action! 
  • It took two thousand years' worth of Guardians of the Galaxy just to face Hermetikus, is there any hope of stopping him? 
  • The FINAL TRIAL approaches! If any Guardians SURVIVE, can they escape with their bodies and minds intact?

Rated T

NIGHTHAWK #3
(W) David Walker (A) Martin Morazzo (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz, Denys Cowan
SRP: $3.99

• The city of Chicago explodes in racial violence, but the nightmare is just beginning.
•  NIGHTHAWK goes to war against a group of white supremacists, but with the cops also hunting him, he may have finally bitten off more than he can chew.
•  And then there's that serial killer on the loose...
PARENTAL ADVISORY

NOVA #9
(W) Sean Ryan (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Humberto Ramos
SRP: $3.99

CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
•  Nova comes to New York!
•  Stuck between two sides of a war he doesn't want to fight, Sam Alexander makes a tough choice.
Rated T

PATSY WALKER A.K.A. HELLCAT #8
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
SRP: $3.99

CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
•  When fallout from the battlefields of Civil War II hits close to home, Patsy is forced to take stock of her life as a hero - and to face what it really costs to be A.K.A. HELLCAT.
Rated T

SPIDER-MAN #6
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Nico Leon (CA) Sara Pichelli
SRP: $3.99
CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
•  Miles Morales has only been in the Marvel Universe for a few weeks, and he's already finding himself in the middle of a war.
•  Which side will Miles choose?!
Rated T

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #7
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Scott Koblish (CA) Dan Panosian
SRP: $3.99

• Another guest issue while Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness get ahead on their epic story!
•  In the Deadpool tradition, we present a "lost" issue of the Amazing Spider-Man!
•  Flashback to the swinging '60s for one of Deadpool & Spidey's earliest meetings!
•  Don't be a flake - beat feet to your shop and order now! This issue is a real solid gas!
Rated T+

SQUADRON SUPREME #9
(W) James Robinson (A) Alex Cal, Leonardo Romero, Aco (CA) Alex Garner
SRP: $4.99

CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
OVERSIZED WARRIOR WOMAN Spectacular!
•  Now that Warrior Woman has revealed her true identity to the Squadron Supreme, we focus on her life - her past, present and future - in a special solo issue.
•  Now the ruler of her own country and sovereign leader of the Alien Myriad, Warrior Woman plans an even greater feat of world conquest. But to do this, it will first require a vision from the Profiler...
•  ...and the resurrection of Namor, the Sub-Mariner.
•  Also, learn the surprising fate of the Power Princess whose identity Warrior Woman stole.
•  A CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN AND PRELUDE TO THE NEXT MAJOR STORY ARC "FINDING NAMOR."
Rated T+

STAR WARS #21
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Jorge Molina (CA) David Aja
SRP: $3.99

"The Last Flight of the Harbinger" STARTS NOW!
•  Sgt. Kreel is back with an all-new squad of stormtroopers!
•  Go inside the minds of an elite group of Imperial soldiers!
•  Join incoming artist Jorge Molina for a walk on the dark side!
Rated T

THUNDERBOLTS #3
(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
SRP: $3.99

The new Thunderbolts vs. the All-New Inhumans! Who needs diplomacy when there are faces that need punching?
Parental Advisory

THE ULTIMATES #9
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
SRP: $3.99

CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
•  The Ultimates race against time to stop the foretold coming of... The Macronaut!
•  But behind the scenes, the cracks in the ultimate super-team are widening...
•  ...and Thanos isn't the only one waiting for his moment to strike.
Rated T+

UNCANNY X-MEN #10
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Greg Land
SRP: $3.99

"APOCALYPSE WARS" CONCLUSION!
•  The villainous Apocalypse, accompanied by his Four Horsemen, once preached the gospel of "Survival of the Fittest."
•  And now, the Son of Apocalypse has reared his ugly head, joined by an army of Archangels of Death, hell-bent on preaching a gospel of his own: the Survival of NONE.
•  Can Psylocke and Magneto save their teammate Archangel and prevent the maniacal GENOCIDE from living up to his name?
Rated T+

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

A-FORCE PRESENTS TP VOL 05
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Phil Noto, Erica Henderson, Kevin Wada
SRP: $14.99

Amazing heroes in astonishing adventures! Black Widow races against time to thwart a dark plot threatening Europe. Captain Marvel rebels against an empire and declares a star war! Jersey City's new sensation, Ms. Marvel, hones her powers - and her costume! She-Hulk and Hellcat delve deep into the mysterious Blue File, and dig up a Marvel Universe-wide conspiracy! The all-new Thor has her hands full with Absorbing Man and Titania - not to mention the de-hammered Odinson and his ever-cranky All-Father! Plus: Thrill to a selection of strange tails of the unbeatable Squirrel Girl! They're a force to be reckoned with, and the "A" stands for "awesome!" Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2014) #5, CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #5, MS. MARVEL (2014) #5, SHE-HULK (2014) #5, THOR (2014) #5 and THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015A) #5.
Rated T+

 AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. TP VOL 01 COULSON PROTOCOLS
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Norton
SRP: $17.99

The stars of hit TV show MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. explore the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, rubbing shoulders with heroes like Tony Stark, Spider-Man and Wolverine! Phil Coulson is reunited with his great love, Lola - no, not the flying car - but this old flame has turned his mind into a weapon that could destroy everything! And if they survive, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be forced into a STANDOFF against the New Avengers! Fitz risks his life; Simmons battles for hers; May is the cavalry; and Quake, Mockingbird and Deathlok add the super-hero credentials. But are the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ready for Grant Ward? Collecting AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-6 and material from ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1.
Rated T+

CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 RISE OF ALPHA FLIGHT
(W) Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters (A/CA) Kris Anka
SRP: $15.99

Oh Captain, my Captain! Carol Danvers soars higher than ever with her greatest mission yet - leading Earth's first line of defense, the all-new Alpha Flight space program! And some alums of the old-school Flight are along for the ride: Puck, Aurora and Sasquatch! It's a bold new frontier for Captain Marvel, but can she handle being a diplomat first and a soldier second? She'll face negotiations with alien delegates, passive-aggressive power struggles with Flight Commander Abigail Brand, an insatiable itch to be out on the front lines and the mystery of a ghost ship bearing the Star of Hala - the very symbol she wears on her chest! Plus: Carol's powers are on the fritz, and all evidence says Alpha Flight has a traitor in its midst. You think your job is tough? Try Captain Marvel's! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2016) #1-5.
Rated T+

 HOWARD THE DUCK TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 03
(W) Bill Mantlo (A) Various (CA) John Pound
SRP: $34.99

Discover rare, never-before-collected tales of the duck with delusions of adequacy as Marvel's trawl through the annals of Howard history plunders the magazine era! As rendered by legends like Gene Colan, John Buscema and Michael Golden, Howie has never looked better - while his adventures get wilder than ever. Who can resist epics like "Of Dice and Ducks," "Captain Americana" and "Duck Soup"? Howard will reunite with muck monster Man-Thing and meet Santa Claus, and one of horror's greatest icons may leave a lasting impression: prepare for Drakula, the undead duck! It's enough to make a furious fowl head back home to Duckworld - and Beverly comes along for the ride! Plus: In the name of all that's decent, Howard puts on some pants! Collecting HOWARD THE DUCK MAGAZINE #2-7.
Rated T+
 LUKE CAGE AVENGER TP
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Stuart Immonen
SRP: $19.99

The steel-skinned Avenger shows exactly why he's one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Discover how young Carl Lucas, imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, gained his powers and became the hero he is today! As Civil War rages, Luke picks a side and makes a stand - but it might divide him from his wife, Jessica Jones! But when their daughter, Danielle, is captured by Skrulls, Luke will make a deal with the devil to save her. Then, a ghost from Luke's past takes him back to the Hero For Hire biz - and a classic street level team-up pits Luke, best pal Iron Fist, Daredevil, Moon Knight and Spider-Man against the Kingpin and Killgrave the Purple Man! Collecting AVENGERS ORIGINS: LUKE CAGE, NEW AVENGERS (2005) #22 and #49, NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE #1-3 and MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #4.
Rated T+
 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT TP VOL 01 TRICKS OF THE TRADE
(W) Skottie Young (A) Filipe Andrade, Aaron Conley, Frank Fosco (CA) Skottie Young
SRP: $17.99

Rocket Raccoon breaks bad! But can Groot bring back his best pal from the dark side? Find out in the ultimate buddy book, filled with tall tails and arboreal adventures! When Rocket undergoes a dastardly transformation, Groot battles to remind him who he truly is - but will that only leave the walking, talking tree in the dictatorial Lord RakZoon's torture dungeon? RakZoon may be short, but he casts a long shadow over his empire - one that may bring about a bleak future for the galaxy's greatest friendship! Is this the end for Rocket and Groot? Or will Raccoon-narok come later, with the epic voyage of Rocket the Red and Leaf Grooterson? And in between all this drama, there's fun and games to be had - with our heroes as ringers in an intergalactic football league! Collecting ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT #1-6.
Rated T

 SPIDER-MAN BRAND NEW DAY COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Romita
SRP: $39.99

Will Spider-Man's Brand New Day be ruined by foes old or new - or a combination of the two? First, Spidey must survive Kraven's First Hunt - but this isn't the Kravinoff he knew. In fact, she might be even more lethal! Then, Spidey will face a Norman Osborn who has changed, too - because this time, Osborn has the force of the law behind him. And Osborn's dark version of order is maintained by the twisted Thunderbolts! Another classic foe, Hammerhead, has been revived by Spidey's newest nemesis, the nihilistic Mister Negative. The two unite in a rampage of crime - but as the bullets fly, the Punisher joins the fray! Plus: Jackpot faces a Skrull Secret Invasion! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #565-577, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (2008) #1, SECRET INVASION: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-3 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: EXTRA! #1.
Rated T+

 STAR WARS OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN TP
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
SRP: $16.99

Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star, they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Now join them a few years into Anakin's, "chosen one" training. Teacher and student have grown closer over time, but it's been a difficult road. And things aren't about to get any easier. In fact, when they're called to a remote planet for assistance, the pair may be pushed to their breaking point. As they find themselves stranded on a strange world of primitive technology and deadly natives, will they be able to save themselves? When war breaks out around them, master and apprentice will find themselves on opposite sides! Collecting OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1-5.
Rated T

 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL AND GREAT LAKES AVENGERS TP
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Gurihiru
SRP: $29.99

She kicks butts and eats nuts! They get stuck in ruts and shoot themselves in the foot(s)! But could Squirrel Girl be what the Great Lakes Avengers need to propel them into the big leagues? Or will she be the death of them? The same questions apply to new foe/recruit Deadpool - who struts and spills guts - but he's just playing second fiddle to 'dorable Doreen. Follow Squirrel Girl's complete adventures with the GLA (or is that GLI? GLX? GLC? It changes a lot!) - including battling Maelstrom, playing poker with the Thing, joining the Initiative during Civil War...and saving the planet from inebriation! Collecting GLA #1-4, GLX-MAS SPECIAL, THING (2006) #8, CABLE & DEADPOOL #30 and DEADPOOL/GLI SUMMER FUN SPECTACULAR - plus material from MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #8, I HEART MARVEL: MASKED INTENTIONS, AGE OF HEROES #3 and I AM AN AVENGER #1.
Rated T+

 UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC TP VOL 01 TRUTH
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
SRP: $19.99

From the creators of the Eisner Award-winning, bestselling POWERS comes a brand-new world of crime fiction like you've never seen before. Discover a world in which the families of organized crime never lost their stranglehold on the United States. Today is the day that Valentine Gallo becomes a made man, and it's also the day he learns the secrets behind the organization he has served since he was old enough to walk. But it is mysterious hitwoman Jagger Rose who will forever turn his life upside down. This bold new vision of crime fiction harkens back to Bendis's earliest work in crime comics - while also giving you everything you expect from the creators of POWERS, one of the most successful and longest-lasting independent comics in history. Collecting THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC. #1-6.
Mature
 X-MEN TRIAL OF GAMBIT TP
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Joe Madureira
SRP: $34.99

For years, they've loved each other from a safe distance. Now Rogue and Gambit will become closer than ever - and it may shatter their lives permanently! For when Remy LeBeau's past actions are revealed, he'll be put on trial - but who will serve as judge, jury and executioner? In other action, a suitably uncanny battle between Cannonball and Gladiator sends one squad of X-Men on its latest intergalactic adventure. Can they free the Shi'ar from the deadly grip of the Phalanx and return to Earth in one piece? Meanwhile, another team grapples with the Kingpin and Sebastian Shaw over a possible cure for the Legacy Virus! Plus: Flash back with Rachel Summers and Magneto, witness a furious Marrow take on Spider-Man, and meet the mighty Maggott! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #341-350 and #-1, and X-MEN (1991) #62-64 and #-1.
Rated T

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