Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday's Awesome Comics!! (9-30-09)

Aliens #3 (OF 4)
Amazing Spider-Man #607
Arkham Asylum Anniversary Edition SC
Army of Darkness #25
Astro City: Astra Special #1 (OF 2)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold #9
Batman: Widening Gyre #2 (OF 6)
Blackest Night: Titans #2 (OF 3)
Bomb Queen VI #1 (OF 4)
Boys #24 – Shortage Replacement
Boys: Herogasm #5 (OF 6)
Cyberforce/Hunter Killer #2 (OF 5)
Dark Reign: Hood #5 (OF 5)
Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #3 (OF 3)
Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #4 (OF 4)
Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead #5 (OF 6)
Darkness #80
Deadpool: Suicide Kings HC
Die Hard: Year One #1
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #4 (OF 24)
Doom Patrol vol 1 TP: Crawling from the Wreckage – S/O #2
Fantastic Four #571 – Shortage Replacement
Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink #5 (OF 6)
Freddy vs Jason vs Ash: Nightmare Warriors #4 (OF 6)
Game Trade Magazine #116
GI Joe/Cobra Special #1
Gotham City Sirens #4
Green Lantern #46 (Blackest Night)
Hulk #15
Incredible Hercules #113 Variant
Jack of Fables #38
JLA: 80-Pg Giant #1
JSA #31
Knights of the Dinner Table #154
Last Days of Animal Man #5 (OF 6)
Lovecraft Unbound Novel
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #55
Marvel Divas #3 (OF 4)
Marvel Mystery Handbook 70th Anniversary Special
Marvel Previews #74
Marvel Select: Captain Marvel AF
Marvel Select: Skrull 3-Pack AF
Marvel Zombies Return #5
Mickey Mouse & Friends #296
Mouse Guard vol 2 HC: Winter 1152 - S/O #2
Munchkin Halloween Chibithulu Plush – S/O #11
New Mutants #5
Poe #3 – Shortage Replacement
Previews #253 October, 2009
Punisher Annual #1
Robert E. Howard’s Thulsa Doom #2
Runaways 3 #14
Secret Warriors #8
Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu B&W One-Shot
Sky Pirates of Neo Terra #1

Son of Hulk #15
Spider-Man: Clone Saga #1 (OF 6)
Star Wars Legacy #40
Superman #692
Teen Titans #75
Thor #603
Thunderbolts #136
Unknown Soldier #12
Usagi Yojimbo #123
Wildcats #15 – S/O #14
Wizard Magazine #217
Wolverine: Weapon X #5
Wonder Woman #36
Wonderful Wizard of Oz HC – S/O #151
X-Factor #49
X-Force #19
X-Men Forever #8
Zorro #16 – Shortage Replacement


Arkham Asylum Anniversary Edition SC – In celebration of the anniversary of the critically acclaimed Batman story that helped launch the U.S. careers of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, DC Comics is proud to present a softcover edition of the ARKHAM ASYLUM ANNIVERSARY EDITION, reprinting the now-classic confrontation between the Dark Knight and his archnemeses the Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and more in the black heart of Gotham City's house for the criminally insane. This graphic novel is well known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker, as well as groundbreaking art that influenced scores of artists by introducing a new school of storytelling and technique to comics. This special edition also includes Morrison's complete original script annotated by both himself and editor Karen Berger, many of his original thumbnail breakdowns, step-by-step samples of how the story and art came together and much more!

Die Hard: Year One #1 – America's greatest action hero is translated into the sequential art form for the first time! Every great action hero got started somewhere. Batman Began. Bond had his Casino Royale. And for John McClane, more than a decade before the first Die Hard movie, he's just another rookie cop, an East Coast guy working on earning his badge in New York City during 1976's Bicentennial celebration... and the Summer of Sam. Too bad for John McClane, nothing's ever that easy. Join legendary industry creator Howard Chaykin on a thrill ride that's rung up over $1 billion in box office worldwide and become the gold standard for classic action! Yippee Ki Yay!

JLA: 80-Pg Giant #1 – With a tale this massive, we could only fit it in an 80-page giant! When a battle between Epoch and the Time Commander spills over into our era, the Justice League finds itself scattered throughout time. That leaves Superman and Dr. Light fighting alongside a tornado-powered Samurai, Green Lantern and Red Arrow locked in a showdown with Cinnamon in the Old West, Green Arrow and Firestorm facing the Bride of Frankenstein in WWII, John Stewart and Vixen drawing swords alongside the Shining Knight, and Black Canary and Zatanna evading gangsters with the original Crimson Avenger! Reintroducing the classic, extra-sized issues for a whole new generation, this special issue features the writing of TV's Chuck Kim (Heroes) and Rich Fogel (Batman Beyond, Justice League) along with writer Joshua Williamson (Dear Dracula) and artists such as Mahmud Asrar (Dynamo 5) and Adrian Syaf (BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN

Lovecraft Unbound Novel – The stories are legendary, the characters unforgettable, the world horrible and disturbing. Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time, but the creations he left behind after his death in 1937 have shaped modern horror more than any other author's in the last two centuries: the shambling god Cthulhu, and the other deities of the Elder Things, the Outer Gods, and the Great Old Ones, and Herbert West, Reanimator, a doctor who unlocked the secrets of life and death at a terrible cost. In Lovecraft Unbound, more than twenty of today's most prominent writers of literature and dark fantasy tell stories set in or inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. * Among the contributors are multiple New York Times best-selling authors Michael Chabon and Joyce Carol Oates, award-winning writers Brian Evenson and Marc Laidlaw, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and many others. Edited by multiple-award-winning editor Ellen Datlow.

Mickey Mouse & Friends #296 - First BOOM! Kids issue!One of the longest-lived, most-successful comic book series in the industry's history comes to BOOM! and brings a little magic - presenting Wizards of Mickey! Student of the great wizard Grandalf, Mickey Mouse hails from the humble village of Miceland.Allying himself with Donald Duck and his pet dragon named Fafnir, and team mate Goofy, Mickey's come to the great tournament to get his revenge on Peg Leg Pete, who has stolen the Rain Crystal from Miceland!Join Mickey Mouse and his friends on an epic tale of magic and wonder!

Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu B&W One-Shot – It’s DEADPOOL versus SHANG-CHI, the peerless Master of Kung-Fu, in a KUNG-FU MOTORCYCLE RACE! You won’t believe your eyes when you read this all-new, all-action, all-black-and-white one shot in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but ALL-NOW in style! The kung-fu fighting never lets up for a moment over these four stories by some of Marvel’s hottest writers, including a prose tale by DARK TOWER’s Robin Furth! If you like your comics bold—this is for you!

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra #1 – This issue is Non-Stop action as Billy and the Pirate King clash over the Light Crystal. Wurl engages in a battle-to-the-death with an old rival, and Suma and Racket have to help fend off a Sky Pirates attack!

Spider-Man: Clone Saga #1 (OF 6) – Ben Reilly: carbon copy or the real deal? Find out what the architects of the original Spidey epic REALLY had in store for poor Peter Parker as the sensational series that has everyone talking ramps up into high gear!

Friday, September 18, 2009

WORLDWIDE D&D GAME DAY!!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 is Worldwide D&D Game Day at Haven Comics! Games start at noon, but spaces are limited, so show up early to make sure you snag a seat at the table for what is going to be an awesome adventure!

Also, we've managed to get our hands on several bottles of the ultra-cool Limited Edition D&D Jones Soda. These things are awesome, and if you've never had Jones Soda before, you have no idea what you're missing. If you have had Jones Soda before, I can guarantee you've never experienced such awesome flavors as Illithid Brain Juice, Healing Potion, Sneak Attack, or Dwarven Draught. Pick up a souvenir bottle or two and experience the awesomeness!

Wednesday's Comics!! (9-23-09)

Amazing Spider-Man #606
Angel #25 – Shortage Replacement
Angel: Only Human #2 (OF 4)
Anita Blake: Necromancer #5 (OF 5)
Astonishing X-Men/Spider-Man Sketchbook
Avengers Initiative #28
Avengers/Invaders #6 (OF 12) Coipel Variant
Batman: The Complete History SC
Batman: The Killing Joke (Special Edition HC)
Billy Batson & the Magic of SHAZAM #8
Blackest Night: Superman #2 (OF 3)
Blackest Night: Titans #1 (OF 3) – Shortage Replacement
Buck Rogers #4
Comic Shop News: Fall Preview
Conan the Cimmerian #14
Dark Reign: The List – X-Men (one-shot)
Dark Reign: Made Men (one-shot)
Dark X-Men: Confession (one-shot)

Detective Comics #857
Doc Savage Double Novel vol 1
Doc Savage Double Novel vol 8
Dr. Who: Black Death/White Life
Ender’s Shadow: Command School #1 (OF 5)
Fantastic Force #4 (OF 4)
Fantastic Four #571
Farscape: Gone and Back #3
Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #5 (OF 6)
GI Joe #9
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Little Mermaid Collection
Guardians of the Galaxy #18
Halo: Helljumper #3 (OF 5)
HR Giger’s 2010 Wall Calendar
Immortal Weapons #3 (OF 5)
Incredible Hercules #135
Incredible Hulk #602
Invincible Iron Man #1 Layton Variant
JLA #37
Lone Ranger #18 – Shortage Replacement
Madame Xanadu #15
Marvel Zombies Return #4
Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory #2
Mouse Guard RPG
Ms. Marvel #45
Muppet Peter Pan #1
Muppet Show: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #3 (OF 4)
New Avengers #5 Granov Variant
New Avengers #57
Nova #29
Planetary vol 1 TP: All Over the World & Other Stories
Power Girl #5
Riftwar #4 (OF 5)
Secret Invasion #1 (OF 8) McNiven Sketch Variant - S/O #158
Spider-Woman #1
Star Trek Original Series: Black Handled Phaser
Star Trek Original Series: Life Size Tribble

Star Trek: Spock - Reflections #3
Stingers #3 (OF 5)
Super Friends #19
Supergirl #45
Superman/Batman #64
Superman: Secret Origin #1 (OF 6)
Superman: Secret Origin #1 (OF 6) Variant - S/O #15
Tales from Wonderland: Tweedledee & Tweedledum (one-shot)
Terry Moore’s Echo #15
Thunderbolts #135 – Shortage Replacement
Uncanny X-Men #515
Underground #1 (OF 4)
Vengeance of Moon Knight #1

Vigilante #10
Web #1
Wednesday Comics #12 (OF 12)
Wildcats #15
William Shatner Presents: Tek War #3
Wolverine First Class #19
Wolverine Giant Size: Old Man Logan #1
Wolverine Origins #40
X-Men Legacy Annual #1
Zero Killers #5 (OF 6)
Zorro #16

Muppet Peter Pan #1 – The timid Kermie Pan resides in the magical realm of Neverswamp, where the pushy fairy Piggytink tries to toughen him up! One night, while searching for his shadow, Kermie Pan and Piggytink encounter the Darling children, who run away to Neverswamp and encourage Kermie Pan to battle Captain Gonzo! Features covers by Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard artist David Petersen and Amy Mebberson.

Spider-Woman #1 – THE WAIT IS OVER! The explosive Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev reunite for their first ongoing series since Daredevil! Ripped from the pages of New Avengers and Secret Invasion, watch as the gorgeous and mysterious Jessica Drew reenters a society she did not make...as an AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D. This is the start of a major chapter in one of the most high profile characters in all of Marvel Comics.

Superman: Secret Origin #1 (OF 6) – Hot on the heels of their acclaimed run on ACTION COMICS, superstars Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reunite to present a 6-issue event that spells out the definitive origin of Superman for the 21st century - and it all starts with a gigantic 48-page issue! Chronicling Clark Kent's journey from the cornfields of Smallville to the skyscrapers of Metropolis, you'll witness a whole new look at the beginnings of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen, the Parasite and more! It's a look at the mythic past of the Man of Steel with an eye toward the future!

Underground #1 (OF 4) – Artist STEVE LIEBER returns to the adventure genre with a new thriller, pairing with acclaimed writer JEFF PARKER (AGENTS OF ATLAS, EXILES)! Park Ranger and avid caver Wesley Fischer is on a one-woman mission to stop Stillwater Cave from being turned into a tourist trap, but public opinion is not on her side. When locals begin blasting in the cave, Wes and a fellow ranger investigate - and a confrontation spirals into a deadly chase deep under the Kentucky mountains!

Web #1 – Billionaire John Raymond has it all - fame, fortune, and a brilliant mind! He also has a brother with the one trait John lacks: compassion. No matter how relentlessly awe-inspiring John's achievements get, it's his brother who's always seen as the hero. So John sets out to upstage his brother one more time. He'll show the world just how much heroism money can buy as the amazing (and suspiciously well-equipped) Web. But when a dark fate arrives for his brother, John learns first-hand what a hero leaves on the line, and that there are worse losses than the ones that hit your checkbook!

Wolverine Giant Size: Old Man Logan #1 – This is it! The moment you've been waiting for! Prepare yourselves for the most brutal battle in the history of comics as Wolverine returns--and unleashes a tidal wave of bloody revenge! It's Wolverine versus the Hulk Gang to the death! Don't miss the flesh-rending final chapter to the greatest Wolverine story ever told by the peerless Mark Millar and Steve McNiven! Plus: you won't be able to tear yourself away from the gallery of covers, background material, behind-the-scenes extras, and all-new pinups that fill out this GIANT-SIZE SPECTACULAR!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday's Comics!! (9-16-09)

Action Comics #881
Agents of Atlas #11
Amazing Spider-Man #605
Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom #1 (OF 3)
Angel #25
AOD: Ash Saves Obama #2 (OF 4)
Archie #601
Archie: Betty’s Diary Halloween Comic Bundle
Athena #1 (W/ OBAMA FLIP CVR)
Atomic Robo: Shadow from Beyond Time #5 (OF 5)
Batgirl #2
Batman & Robin #4
Batman: Cacophony HC
Batman: Streets of Gotham #4
Beasts of Burden #1 (OF 4)
Blackest Night #3 (OF 8)

Boys #24 – S/O #57
Boys #25 – S/O #57
Boys #27 – S/O #57
Boys #28 – S/O #57
Boys #31 – S/O #57
Brave and the Bold #27
Captain America: Reborn #3 (OF 5)
Captain America: Reborn #3 (OF 5) Cassaday Variant – S/O #158
Captain America: Reborn #3 (OF 5) Leinil Y u Variant – S/O #70
Captain America: Man with No Face TP
Citizen Rex #3 (OF 6)
Dark Avengers #9
Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil (One-Shot)
Dark Wolverine #78
Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1 McGuinness Variant
Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #3
Doom Patrol #2 – S/O #22
Executive Assistant Iris #3
Fables #88
Female Force #6 Condoleezza Rice - S/O #43
Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #5 (OF 6)
Galactica 1980 #1 - S/O #41
Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression #1
GI Joe Origins #7
Green Arrow/Black Canary #24
Indiana Jones ArtfX Statue
Invincible Iron Man #18
Irredeemable #5 – S/O #2
Irredeemable #6
JSA vs Kobra #4 (OF 6)
Lone Ranger #18
Marvel Select: Marvel Girl AF – S/O #53
Marvel Spotlight: Marvel Zombies Return – S/O #64
Marvel Zombies Return #3
Mighty Avengers #29
MODOK: Reign Delay
Outsiders #22
Poe #3
Punisher #9
Rebels #8
Red Robin #4 – Shortage Replacement
Scooby Doo #148
Secret War TP
Shield #1 – Shortage Replacement
Star Trek Romulans: Schism #1
Star Wars: Clone Wars #9
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #45
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Original Movie Poster
Starcraft #4
Swordsmith Assassin #2
Thor Annual #1
Thunderbolts #135
Timestorm 2009/2099 #4 (OF 4) – Shortage Replacement
Tiny Titans #20
Transformers: All Hail Megatron #15
Ultimate Comics: Armor Wars #1 (OF 4)
Ultimate Fantastic Four/X-Men Annual #1 – S/O #2
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #3 (OF 8)
Unthinkable #5 (OF 5)
Unwritten #5
Vengeance of Moon Knight #1
Walking Dead #65
War Machine #9
Warlord #6
Wednesday Comics #11 (OF 12)
World of Warcraft #23
X-Factor #48
X-Men Legacy Annual #1


Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom #1 (OF 3) – What's Black, White and Dead all over?!?! From the pages of last year's best-selling NEW WAYS TO DIE, Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN; NEW MUTANTS) and Paulo Siqueira (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, MS. MARVEL) bring you the story of Eddie Brock, the sallow symbiote known as Anti-Venom! With his life saved by Spider-Man, Eddie is cautiously walking the line between the darkness and light while trying to find his place in a world marked only by gray. The absolute last person he needs to run into is the Punisher. Unfortunately, the Punisher remembers Eddie as a cold-blooded killer, and that is just gonna hurt.

Athena #1 (w/Obama Flip Cover) – Featuring the stunning art combination of Paul Renaud and Fabiano Neves, along with the powerful storytelling of veteran writer Doug Murray, Athena is Dynamite's next breakout book! More in control of her powers and memories, Athena faces the perils of the modern world and comes to realize she may not be the only 'god' walking the earth of present day!

Beasts of Burden #1 (OF 4) – When supernatural occurrences sweep the community of Burden Hill, it's up to a heroic gang of cats and dogs to keep residents safe from harm. A bizarre disturbance leads these four-legged neighbors on a wild-goose chase into the depths of the nearby forest, where loyalties are tested and lives come to an abrupt end. Award-winning comics creators Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) first introduced these heroic characters in the anthologies The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, Witchcraft, the Dead, and Monsters, for which they won coveted Eisner Awards for Best Short Story and Best Painter. Adventure, mystery, horror and humor thrive on every page of Beasts of Burden -- a comic-book series that will capture readers' hearts and haunt their dreams.

Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil (One-Shot) – After the shocking events of DAREDEVIL 500, Norman Osborn's eyes turn to Hell's Kitchen - and he doesn't like what he sees. Now Osborn dispatches the only assassin he can rely on to kill Daredevil - Bullseye - but all is not as it seems. It's a fight that's been brewing for years...featuring the DAREDEVIL debut of writer Andy Diggle, and the superstar talents of artist Billy Tan!

Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression #1 – 'GO WEST, YOUNG VECKMAN!' In chapter one of this all-new Ghostbusters adventure, the 'Busters have been defeated by the pan-dimensional demon lord Kozar'Rai-Father of Gozer, the villain has separated them across the time stream! Dr. Peter Venkman is trapped in 1886, and his only chance to return to present-day Earth and free all of humanity from the Rule of Kozar'Rai has him teaming with a very unexpected (and very beautiful) ally!

Indiana Jones ArtfX Statue – This gorgeous Kotobukiya statue would be incredible to feature on your shelf as-is, but with the malleable whip and the ability to manipulate the statue in multiple configurations (with whip, with gun, with the idol, with the hat, etc.), this is really a one-of-a-kind work of art. Get it while you can!

Ultimate Comics: Armor Wars #1 (OF 4) – Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by STEVE KURTH Cover by BRANDON PETERSON Villain Variant by CARLOS PACHECO Special Variant by TBA Exploding from the ruins of ULTIMATUM, Tony Stark races against time to save his crippled corporation and stop the theft of his armored arsenal! Superstar writer WARREN ELLIS (ULTIMATE HUMAN) teams up with rising talent STEVE KURTH (IRON MAN) to bring you a globe-spanning, high-octane thriller with a blast from Tony's past that you've gotta see to believe!

Vengeance of Moon Knight #1 – 'SHOCK AND AWE,' PART 1. Moon Knight is back in the Big Apple and looking to pick a fight with the man who chased him out of town in the first place: Norman Osborn. Freed of his demons and armed with an arsenal of incredible new weapons, Moon Knight is finally the hero he always aspired to be - taking out criminals with massive flair and throwing down the gauntlet to his old nemesis. Is Osborn ready for Round Two?

Friday, September 04, 2009

THURSDAY'S COMICS!! (9-10-09)

Adventure Comics #2
Amazing Spider-Man #604
Angel: Only Human #2 (OF 4)
Blackest Night: Batman #2 (OF 3)
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1 (OF 3) 2nd Printing
Booster Gold #24
Boys #29 – S/O #2
Boys #32 – S/O #2
Boys #33 = S/O #2
BPRD 1947 #3 (OF 5)
Complete Dracula #3 (OF 5)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus
Dark Reign: The List – Avengers (one-shot)
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #4 (OF 5)
Dr. Who #3
Doom Patrol #2
Dynaom 5 #24 – Shortage Replacement
Elephantmen #21
Ender’s Game: Command School #1 (OF 5)
Farscape: Dargo’s Trial #2
Finding Nemo: Reef Rescue #3 (OF 4)
Freddy vs Jason vs Ash: Nightmare Warriors #3 (OF 6)
Green Lantern Corps #40 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
Hellboy vol 3 TP: Chained Coffin & Other Stories – S/O #40
Hellboy: Wild Hunt #6 (OF 8)
House of Mystery #17
Hulk Team-Up (one-shot)
Ignition CIty #1 (OF 5) Auxiliary Edition
Incredible Hercules #134
Justice League: Cry for Justice #3 (OF 7) – Shortage Replacement
Last Days of Animal Man #4 (OF 6)
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1
Marvel Superhero Squad #1 (OF 4)
Marvel Zombies: Return #2
Marvels Project #2 (OF 8)
Marvels Project #2 (OF 8) Epting Variant – S/O #17
Models, Inc. #1 (OF 4)
Models, Inc. #1 (OF 4) Jiminez Variant – S/O #3
Muppet Robin Hood #4 (OF 4)
Nomad: Girl Without a World #1 (OF 4)
North 40 #2 (OF 6) – S/O #157
Pathfinder Companion: Council Thieves Guide
Phantom Jack TP
Political Power #2 Barack Obama – S/O #64
Punisher: Frank Castle Max #74
Queen Bee SC
Red Herring #2 (OF 6)
Red Robin #4
Red Sonja #48
Secret Six #13
Secret Six TP: Unhinged – S/O #83
Shield #1
Star Trek: Nero #2
Stormwatch PhD #23
Superman: World of New Krypton #7 (OF 12)
Teen Titans #74
Thor: Tales of Asgard by Lee & Kirby #5 (OF 6)
Thunderbolts #135
Titans #17
Transformers: Tales of the Fallen #2 (OF 5)
Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem #2 (OF 3)
Ultimate Comics: Avengers #2
Unwritten #5
Vampirella: Second Coming #1
War of Kings: Who Will Rule? (one-shot)
Warlord #6
Wednesday Comics #10 (OF 12)
Witchblade #130
X-Men Forever #7


Dark Reign: The List – Avengers (one-shot) – In this first in a series of spectacular summer one-shots, the finest writers working at Marvel are teamed up with the most sensational artists to unveil the darkest chapters in the Dark Reign! Norman Osborn, fresh from the shocking finale of Utopia, sets his sights on the rest of the Marvel Universe. He sits down and makes a list. A list of things that are wrong with the world. Things that he needs to take care of. And the list includes almost every major player in the Marvel Universe. These specials are exciting game changers for all of Marvel Comics and represent the finest talents. This first chapter has a startling confrontation between members of the New Avengers and Dark Avengers. Clint Barton fans... you are not going to want to miss this one!

Hulk Team-Up (one-shot) – Mutant mayhem in a Battle by the Bay! While exploring their new home in San Francisco, X-Men Iceman and Angel discover that the weirdest part of the city isn't its eclectic populace or crazy landmarks, but the monsters that pass through -- namely the Incredible Hulk! Now they've got to track down Hulk and get to the bottom of a series of earthquakes (because THAT never happens in SF...) before the Red Hulk shows up bringing his trademark good cheer to San Fran. Did we say good cheer? We meant destruction and carnage. PLUS: Dazzler rocks out at the Fillmore and Hulk's got backstage passes! Will the Pop Princess get Smashed, live in concert?

Marvel Superhero Squad #1 (OF 4) – The greatest cartoon in the history of cartoons! Coming to a moving television screen near you!!!! Öbut until it does, why not try out the non-moving paper version? It's just as good, but without all that pesky listening. C'mon down to SUPER HERO CITY and join IRON MAN, HULK, WOLVERINE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SILVER SURFER, THOR and waaaaaaay more-more-more, as they battle DR. DOOM and his masters of evil for control of the SUPER-powerful Infinity Fractals!

Marvels Project #2 (OF 8) – The award-winning and best-selling team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting bring you CHAPTER TWO in this definitive tale of the origins of the Marvel heroes. As 1940 hits the world is already changing -- The Human Torch is on the run, The Angel makes his masked debut, The Sub-Mariner stalks the surface-worlders who have targeted his people -- and a young soldier named Nick Fury saves a German scientist from the Nazis and leads him to the USA. The battle-lines drawn in this race to create superhuman weapons of mass destruction still reverberate today in the Marvel Universe -- as this epic espionage thriller continues to unfold and reveal new twists!

Models, Inc. #1 (OF 4) – Fashion Week is always a hectic time for models, and this year is no exception. Between escaped wolves, robbery attempts, and overly friendly police officers, Mary Jane Watson, Patsy Walker, Jill Jerold, Chili Storm and Millicent (Millie the Model) Collins are testing the limits of their endurance. But when a brilliant young set designer is found murdered with three bullet holes in his back, and Millie proves to be the prime suspect, the models are forced to play detective in order to save one of their own! Oh, and Tim Gunn of Project Runway stars in this issue, and you can bet he'll make it work!

Nomad: Girl Without a World #1 (OF 4) – Spinning out of the pages of Captain America! "Forget about a 'Man Without a Country,'" says McKeever. "As the subtitle clearly states, Rikki Barnes is a girl without a world. At the end of ONSLAUGHT REBORN, she thought she was sacrificing her life for her world, and in a way she kind of did. She wound up transported to an Earth where her greatest mentor and friend, Steve Rogers, has been assassinated. Her home doesn't even physically exist. It's a sort of purgatory. She has no one to turn to, nowhere to go. She needs to feel tethered to this world somehow or else she's in danger of falling away." NOMAD picks up with Rikki living smack dab in the heart of the Marvel U, trying to make ends meet in Manhattan. But if comics have taught us anything it's that life's never easy for dimensionally displaced teen girls, and Rikki will have to deal with problems ranging from the mundane, human kind all the way up to the high adventure, conspiracy sort you'd expect.

Shield #1 – Spinning out of August's 'Red Circle' event from superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski comes the new ongoing adventures of the patriotic Shield and the mysterious man on the run, Inferno! Eric Trautmann (CHECKMATE) and Marco Rudy (FINAL CRISIS) take Lt. Joe Higgins, a.k.a. The Shield, into the hotspots civilians dare not go. His first mission takes The Shield to the razed country of Bialya, destroyed by the rage of Black Adam in 52. Something lurks in the mountains beyond militia activity, and The Shield must investigate! Plus, Inferno stars in a fast-paced co-feature from writer Brandon Jerwa (G.I. Joe) and artist Greg Scott (GOTHAM CENTRAL)! Who is Inferno, and why is he being pursued by the Dark Men? He'd better find out fast because Green Arrow and Black Canary have questions of their own for the new hero!

Ultimate Comics: Avengers #2 – ENTER THE RED SKULL! Reeling over his near-fatal encounter with the Skull, Captain America takes matters into his own hands in pursuit of his terrifying new adversary and his terrorist employers! Meanwhile, Nick Fury reveals the horrifying truth behind the Red Skull and kick-starts Project Avengers in earnest with the arrival of Gregory Stark, Tony's older, richer and smarter brother! Join MARK MILLAR (ULTIMATES) and CARLOS PACHECO (X-MEN) for the next pulse-pounding issue of the biggest, baddest book of the summer!