18 December 2016

Marvel Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 12/21/16



THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $3.99

CLONE CONSPIRACY TIE-IN!
•  Miles Warren, a.k.a. the Jackal, has been a thorn in Peter Parker's side since college.
•  What spurred his latest rebranding and master plan? FIND OUT HERE!
Rated T

AVENGERS #2.1
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Barry Kitson
SRP: $3.99

• More on the Secret History of the Avengers! 
•  A stranger has come to New York - and the Avengers may have to draft a new member to help them defeat him!
Rated T+

BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #2
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Afua Richardson
SRP: $3.99

TRAINING DAY!
•  Ayo and Aneka are given their first assignments as Dora Milaje: protect Queen Shuri at all costs!
•  Meanwhile, T'Challa the former king lies with bedfellows so dark, disgrace is inevitable.
•  See a major plot point from Hickman's NEW AVENGERS run from a completely new point of view: one that changes everything...
Rated T

CAGE #3
(W) Genndy Tartakovsky (A/CA) Genndy Tartakovsky
SRP: $3.99

Trapped with Misty Knight, Iron Fist and a bevy of guest stars on the Island of No Return, Cage and his cohorts are forced to battle strange beasts who walk like men! It's outasight!
Rated T+

CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #16
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Angel Unzueta Galarza (CA) Paul Renaud
SRP: $3.99

• Do NOT call her a sidekick: Misty Knight takes matters into her own hands. 
•  #takebacktheshield takes things a little too far.
Rated T

DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #6
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Brian Level (CA) Iban Coello
SRP: $3.99

• There's a new leader in the Mercs for Money and she goes by the name Domino.
•  But that doesn't mean Deadpool can't still have a say on the team's uniform!
•  Rainbow Deadpool Squad is back - new and improved!
Parental Advisory

DOCTOR STRANGE #15
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) Kevin Nowlan
SRP: $3.99

• "Blood in the Aether" continues as Doctor Strange's Rogues' Gallery all take their shot at a weakened Sorcerer Supreme!
•  Back during ORIGINAL SIN, the Watcher was killed and his eyes were removed. One eye fell into the hands of the Orb!
•  With that immense power, the Orb has set his sights on Doctor Strange!
Rated T+

GAMORA #1
(W) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic
SRP: $3.99

Before the Guardians...there was Gamora! 
From screenwriter Nicole Perlman-co-writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay-and Marvel superstar artist Marco Checchetto comes a killer new ongoing series! Once upon a time she was Thanos' heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.
Rated T

GWENPOOL #9
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Gurihiru (CA) David Lopez
SRP: $3.99

• Gwen has found herself in serious trouble with M.O.D.O.K.'s mysterious client.
•  But not just that, the authorities are after her, too!
•  And what's this about a flashback to the early days of the Marvel Universe?
Rated T+

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
SRP: $3.99

Riri Williams has new armor technology that just might change the face of the Marvel Universe forever... if she survives the experience. The biggest story in comics starts to unfold right here.
Rated T+

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #15
(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) TBD
SRP: $2.99

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell...GROOT?!
•  It's the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY versus a superstitious despot in a Christmas Carol-esque con job! Caught on the wrong side of a bounty, the Guardians are determined to make things right - and to free some people while they're at it!
•  A heartwarming tale for all ages, chock full of the holiday spirit!!
All Ages

OCCUPY AVENGERS #2
(W) David Walker (A/CA) Carlos Pacheco
SRP: $3.99

Clint Barton wasn't looking for trouble, but trouble found him. Caught in the clutches of the enemy, Clint and Red Wolf face certain death - which is too bad, because they would've made a great team.
Rated T+

PATSY WALKER A.K.A. HELLCAT #13
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
SRP: $3.99

• Hellcat's had enough bad luck with Black Cat crossing her path, but now that Felicia's got a whole girl gang in her claws, how can Patsy possibly win this cat fight?!
•  Especially with her best friend on the fence, and distracted by an old flame...
Rated T

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST SWEET CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1
(W) David Walker (A) Scott Hepburn (CA) Jamal Campbell
SRP: $4.99

YOU BETTER NOT POUT, YOU BETTER NOT CRY! 
•  'Cause you're getting an extra helping of POWER MAN AND IRON FIST! This Christmas will be sweet, indeed!
•  But not for Luke Cage, who is feeling neither holly nor jolly. 
•  Surely Danny can change that! Or maybe these demonic toys will! Wait, demonic toys?! OH, NO!
Rated T+

SILVER SURFER #8
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred
SRP: $3.99

"Microcosmic"
•  Accidentally swallowed by Jumbonox the Giganormous, the Surfer and Dawn are rescued by a society of sentient macro-microorganisms...
•  ...who, by no fault of their own, might just be the deadliest disease in the universe.
Rated T+

SOLO #3
(W) Gerry Duggan, Geoffrey Thorne (A) Paco Diaz (CA) Mike Hawthorne
SRP: $3.99

• Solo's caught in the middle of a civil war!
•  No, not THAT civil war...but it's a fight to the death between two rival biker gangs, and if Solo doesn't get his act together, they might turn their attention toward him!
Parental Advisory

SPIDER-GWEN #15
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
SRP: $3.99

• It's time for Gwen Stacy to stop running from Matt Murdock.
•  After all, Earth-65's Kingpin of Crime might have a thing or two to teach the budding Spider-Woman...
Rated T

SQUADRON SUPREME #14
(W) James Robinson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Alex Garner
SRP: $3.99

• BLUR and THUNDRA may be the prisoners of JIM HAMMOND and S.H.I.E.L.D., but their rescue seems imminent when NIGHTHAWK reappears to free them. But how will the resurrection of NAMOR affect their bid for freedom? Will he be friend or foe to the SQUADRON SUPREME?  
•  Plus: HYPERION and DOCTOR SPECTRUM each make decisions about their futures with the Squadron.
•  And as one hero returns from the dead, will another fall? The startling fate of Jim Hammond.
Rated T+

STAR-LORD #1
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Kris Anka
SRP: $3.99

GROUNDED!
Peter Quill might have been born on Earth, but he's been away a LONG time. How does a man go from soaring through the stars as the legendary Star-Lord to living with his feet planted firmly on the ground? What kind of job options are available for a guy whose CV mostly consists of "guarding the galaxy"? One thing is certain, Earth has a new guardian. Also, a new bartender.
Rated T+

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #2
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Kev Walker
SRP: $3.99

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 - the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel's first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics! 
Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she's off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra's got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!
Rated T

THANOS #2
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Mike Deodato
SRP: $3.99

• Thanos is pure evil.
•  Thanos is unstoppable.
•  It's time to take him down.
Parental Advisory

THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0
(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Ramon Rosanas, Emilio Laiso (CA) Elizabeth Torque
SRP: $3.99

Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Captain Marvel returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on.   She's the biggest hero in the world - but has Captain Marvel become someone Carol Danvers no longer recognizes? New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Widow: Forever Red)  makes her comics series debut in a blockbuster Marvel story decades in the making.
Rated T+

THE PUNISHER #7
(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Steve Dillon (CA) Declan Shalvey
SRP: $3.99

    "INTO THE WILD" STARTS NOW!
You can't keep Frank Castle buried for long. The Punisher's mission to bring down a super-powered drug ring reaches new heights. As his quest sends him deep into the woods of the Northeast, it's time for the Punisher to go off road. But as he gets deeper into the wilderness, has the predator finally become the prey? Plus, Agent Ortiz chased Frank into hell and came out the other side. Now she's out for revenge...
Parental Advisory

THE ULTIMATES² #2
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Travel Foreman
SRP: $3.99

• It's deep, dark December. A time for long nights, jingle bells...and ghost stories.
•  Now imagine the Ultimate Ghost, haunting the largest house of all. A specter that haunts a whole reality.
•  The Shaper's Ghost is at the door of Taa II - and the Ultimates have to catch it!
Rated T+

UNCANNY X-MEN #16
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Edgar Salazar (CA) Ken Lashley
SRP: $3.99

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN TIE-IN!
•  Since the discovery that the Terrigen Mists-the key to unlocking an Inhuman's hidden potential and powers-are LETHAL to mutants, the X-MEN and INHUMANS have been locked in a cold war.
•   But as the Terrigen seeps into the Earth and reaches an irreversible tipping point, the X-Men are spurred into action to ensure the future of their species!
•  And for Jean Grey and Fantomex, this means taking out of commission the Inhumans' deadliest weapon: Karnak!
Rated T

VENOM #2
(W) Mike Costa (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
SRP: $3.99

• Venom was doing so well as a cosmic hero...
•  ...but now he's back on Earth in the gutter.
•  Who has taken possession of the symbiote and turned him back into the slathering, fanged monster?
Rated T+

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION GREAT RESPONSIBILITY TP
(W) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (A/CA) Steve Ditki
SRP: $39.99
    
Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created an unabashed cultural phenomenon in the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Their pitch-perfect blend of Peter Parker's everyday woes and Spider-Man's never-say-die adventures was something undeniably special. And after years of perfecting that formula, they unleashed the definitive Spider-Man masterpiece: the Master Planner saga! Putting Spider-Man through the most wrenching experience of his career, Lee and Ditko defined the spirit of a hero that has inspired millions. This Epic Collection has that complete story and so much more in store: the first appearance of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's high-school graduation and landmark battles with the Green Goblin - plus a spellbinding team-up with that other famous Lee/Ditko creation, Doctor Strange! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #18-38 and ANNUAL #2.
All Ages

 BLACK WIDOW TP WEB OF INTRIGUE
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) George Perez
SRP: $24.99

    It's been a long, lively life for Natasha Romanova, the former Russian spy known as the Black Widow - fighting side by side with the Avengers, the Champions, S.H.I.E.L.D. and others. But could it end with the Widow surrounded by international assassins? Old enemies and new are using Natasha's instructor, her mentor and her ex-husband against her - or so it seems - but who and what can be trusted in a spy's landscape of lies? Guest-starring Nick Fury, Jimmy Woo and other espionage experts! Collecting BLACK WIDOW: THE COLDEST WAR, and material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #10-13 and BIZARRE ADVENTURES #25.
Parental Advisory

 GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL TP AVX
(W) Skottie Young (A) Gurihiru (A/CA) Skottie Young
SRP: $15.99

    Skottie Young brings out the big guns - and the little Marvels - in the series fans have been waiting for! In the Battleworld zone known as Marville, playtime is serious business - and Marville's pint-sized heroes are working overtime to prove to their new neighbors which crew is toughest! With super-powered dodgeball, high-tech hideouts and eye-puns aplenty, Marvel's most adorable heroes aren't pulling any punches. This larger-than-life, fun-sized adventure features all your favorites - just, you know, shorter - including Cyclops, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Wolverine and more as the toughest, funniest, craziest and most adorable Marvel heroes throw down in a battle of the fittest! The smaller they are, the harder they brawl - this is Battleworld, after all! Collecting GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVEL: AVX #1-4 and
A-BABIES VS. X-BABIES #1.
Rated T

 MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION DIGEST TP VOL 01
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Various (CA) TBD
SRP: $9.99

    Featuring screen-capture images from MARVEL'S AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION!
To battle their greatest foe, the Avengers re-assemble! But as Earth's Mightiest Heroes reunite, they'll have to remember how to work as a team. And they'd better figure it out quickly, before Ultron's master plan kicks into high gear! The mechanical menace has the ultimate solution for the scourge of humanity: replace everyone on Earth with robots! First names on Ultron's list? The Avengers! But can the heroes overcome their own human weaknesses to defeat their flawless impostors? Plus: Years before the team forms, Bucky is captured, and Captain America fights alone - and there's something oddly familiar about that... And when Bruce Banner is Hulk no more, can the Avengers figure out how to bring their angry green monster back? Do they even want to? Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION #1-4.
All Ages

 PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 02 DONT STOP ME-OW
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
SRP: $17.99

    When Patsy Walker meets Jessica Jones, will they be gal pals or best frenemies? Patsy will need all the chums she can get when the fallout from CIVIL WAR II hits close to home - and shows her what it really costs to be a.k.a. Hellcat! Speaking of life's downsides, Patsy is about to face a reunion with her (literally) evil ex-boyfriends - and nobody does boy trouble like she does! Girls can be a handful, too - like when the villainous Felicia Hardy crosses Patsy's path for a knockdown, drag-out, no-holds-barred cat-fight! As in Hellcat vs. Black Cat! But everyone's favorite teenage mutant vampire Jubilee doesn't have "cat" in her name, so what's her stake in all this? (Stake, get it?! Because vampire!) It's claws and fangs at the ready for the ultimate feline feud! Collecting PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #7-12.
Rated T
 PUNISHER TP VOL 01 ON ROAD
(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Steve Dillon (CA) Declan Shalvey
SRP: $17.99

    Frank Castle renews his war on crime! But when a by-the-numbers drug bust takes Frank by surprise, the horrible fallout threatens to send him into the heart of darkness! The Punisher won't make that journey alone, though: A DEA agent is on his tail and attempting to get inside his head. What terrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? Then, Frank hits the road on the trail of the horrific narcotic EMC! The brutal Condor and the psychopathic Face lie in wait, with an army - and a tank! All Frank has in his corner is a passenger - and she's a little girl?! As the explosive climax approaches, can the Punisher take over a lunatic asylum full of drug-enhanced killers - or will he end up an inmate himself?! Collecting PUNISHER (2016) #1-6.
Parental Advisory
 SILK TP VOL 02 NEGATIVE
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stacey Lee, Tana Ford (CA) Helen Chen
SRP: $15.99

    After the events of SPIDER-WOMEN, Silk's ever-turbulent life has been turned upside down yet again! What's a young super hero to do? Probably not run more robberies with the Black Cat! Because when Silk's luck runs out and Felicia learns the truth about her seeming ally, it'll end in tears! And if Cindy escapes in one piece, she'll be haunted by Spectro! Who is this spooky figure, and will he be a friendly ghost? Then, Silk's search for her parents has, so far, been decidedly short on positives. Maybe she'll have more luck accentuating the negative - the Negative Zone, that is! What the heck could Cindy's folks have been up to in there? Even if Cindy and pals can get in to find them, the N-Zone is one place that's hard to leave! Collecting SILK (2015B) #9-13.
Rated T

 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 02 WEAPON OF CHOICE
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
SRP: $15.99

    Gwen Stacy is reeling from the consequences of SPIDER-WOMEN - and the loss of her powers! She might be better off as Spider-Woman no more. But who is Gwen really if you take away her costumed alter ego? The ever-majestic Mary Janes might have an answer to that - but the deadly Frank Castle will offer a punishing counterpoint! Just as Gwen starts to give civilian life her best shot, she finds herself in Frank's crosshairs without her spidery abilities to fall back on! So when the Mary Janes head to a haunted house for a laugh, will Gwen be along for the fun, or will she already be one of the ghosts? And will Earth 65's Mysterio scare her bandmates to death? Collecting SPIDER-GWEN (2015B) #9-13.
Rated T

THE ULTIMATES: OMNIVERSAL TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II
(W) Al Ewing (A) Djibril Morissette-Phan (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
SRP: $17.99

    Thanos targets Project: P.E.G.A.S.U.S.! And while the rest of Earth's heroes have their hands full with CIVIL WAR II, it's the Ultimates' job to stop the Mad Titan. Unfortunately, they won't be enough! Amid revelations about the team's origin, the Ultimates race against time to stop the foretold coming of...the Macronaut! But as cracks among the Ultimates begin to widen, Thanos isn't the only one waiting for his moment to strike. The team was formed to tackle the impossible - but when war reaches the heroes' doorstep, they may have found the one problem they can't solve: themselves! Can the Ultimates resolve their differences and come together in time to face the real threat, or will Thanos and his new acolyte destroy them all? Meanwhile, in deep space, Galactus the Lifebringer makes a fateful decision! Collecting ULTIMATES (2015) #7-12.
Rated T+

 VENOM SEPARATION ANXIETY TP NEW PTG
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Tom Lyle
SRP: $34.99

    The lethal protector continues his symbiotic crusade as the most fearsome antihero in comics! But the bounty hunter Mace and the Sunrise Society may well bring an end to Eddie Brock's new dawn! If not, perhaps the demonic vigilante Vengeance will be Venom's undoing when the two dark warriors are targeted by the Stalkers! Then again, Venom might end up caught in the familiar yet different web of the amazing, spectacular...Scarlet Spider? One way or another, Eddie and his other half are heading for some separation anxiety. But while the alien parasite begins a quest to reunite with Brock, five symbiotic spawns of Venom get to him first! Is this the end of a fearsome friendship? Collecting VENOM: THE MACE #1-3, VENOM: NIGHTS OF VENGEANCE #1-4, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #118-119, SPIDER-MAN (1990) #52-53 and VENOM: SEPARATION ANXIETY #1-4.
Rated T

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