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Comics You Care About: Release Date, Wed Sept 7, 2011

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What? I’m trying to revive this feature? Hell yes. Wait, I put ALL the comics for this week into one super mega post? I’m probably insane. We hope you enjoy and pick up some comics based off what you see here! Our recommend for this week is Wolverine: Debt of Death #1 We’d love to hear what you think or if you want to talk about what you’re reading with other comic fans check out the special comic section of our forum!

Elric: The Balance Lost #3

Writer: Written by Chris Roberson
Artist: Francesco Biagini
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99
The mystery deepens as each Eternal Champion begins to make his way toward the heart of the conflict across the Multiverse. Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum’s journeys have yielded more questions than answers, while Eric Beck struggles to trust that the role he’s been thrust into is real. But when Eric’s reality itself begins to unravel, will he have no choice but to face his destiny? Find out in this third issue of the hit new series that is taking fandom by storm!

Irredeemable #29

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Pages: 24
Price: $3.99
Hope is slipping from society as Plutonian returns to earth and lays waste to Earth’s protectors. With all opposition broken and all defenses shattered —what’s left of the Paradigm is scattered across the globe. Now the only beings in existence that may stand any chance of taming Plutonian are…his parents? Don’t miss this stunning issue of Mark Waid’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated epic superhero series!

Insurrection V3.6 #4

Writer: Blake Masters, Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Michael Penick
Pages: 24
Price: $3.99
The rebellion touches down! No backup, no help, no mercy… The clones square off against the Glomrat Empire in an epic battle that will change everything! It’s clone vs. clone as the unforgettable sci-fi epic finally ANSWERS the question: what makes us human? Witness the jaw-dropping finale to the ultimate INSURRECTION!

Potters Field TPB

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Paul Azaceta
Pages: 128
Price: $14.99
First time in trade paperback and featuring the first collaboration between legendary comic writer Mark Waid and superstar artist Paul Azaceta, the red hot team behind AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! Outside New York City is Potter’s Field, where the unnamed dead are buried. Now, a mysterious man has taken it upon himself to name the unnamed in this cemetery! Using a network of underground operatives who don’t know each other, he fights to save the unsaved and solve the mysteries of the unjustly slain! Collecting the critically acclaimed three issue mini-series and the STONE COLD one-shot into one volume! For fans of the “new crime comics” movement like CRIMINAL!

Kult #2

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Iwan Nazif
Pages: 32
Price: $3.50
Tomas Zenk has discovered he has the rarest of gifts: he can pierce the veil we know as reality and see the nightmarish world beyond, with its hellish machines that enslave humanity. Lost during his first encounter with the true world, Zenk finds himself in an endless labyrinth, while his new allies desperately try to reach him before any of the labyrinth’s other inhabitants. But that’s assuming he even wants their help . . .

Star Wars: Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness #2

Writer: Mick Harrison
Artist: Douglas Wheatley
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
Everyone is after fugitive Jedi Dass Jennir. An assassin broke into an Imperial facility seeking information about Jennir’s whereabouts, and the specifics of what was stolen have put Darth Vader on Jennir’s trail-with the Emperor’s blessing! Even the outlaw crew of the Uhumele are searching for their erstwhile companion.

Action Comics #1

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Rags Morales and Rick Bryant
Pages: 40
Price: $3.99
The one and only Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) returns to Superman, joined by sensational artist Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), to bring you tales of The Man of Steel unlike any you’ve ever read! This extra-sized debut issue is the cornerstone of the entire DC Universe!

Animal Man #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Travel Foreman and Dan Green
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist).

Astro City: Life in the Big City New Edition

Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Brent Anderson and WIll Blyberg
Pages: 192
Price: $17.99
The original ASTRO CITY miniseries is back in a new edition, simultaneously available in hardcover and trade paperback with new cover art by Alex Ross!
Welcome to Astro City, a shining city on a hill where super heroes patrol the skies. Each chapter in this collection is a stand-alone story highlighting different aspects or characters in the Astro City world. The city’s leading super hero tries to be everywhere at once, and berates himself for every wasted second as he longs for just a moment of his own. A small-time hood learns a hero’s secret identity and tries to figure out how to profit from the knowledge. A beat reporter gets some advice from his editor on his first day on the job. A young woman tries to balance the demands of her family with her own hopes and desires. Despite the fantastic settings, the characters in these slice-of-life stories feel like real people, and that gives the stories real power.

Batgirl #1

Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes
Pages: 32
Price: $ 2.99
Yes, it’s really happening!

Barbara Gordon is back as Batgirl – and she’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as the dark secrets from her past. You won’t want to miss this stunning debut issue from fan-favorite BIRDS OF PREY writer Gail Simone!

Batwing #1

Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Ben Oliver
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
Africa, a land of beauty – and of great horror. A land of creation and conflict. It is in desperate need of a defender, and from the ranks of Batman Incorporated comes a soldier to carry on the legacy of The Dark Knight in the most tumultuous region on Earth. Meet Batwing, the Batman of Africa!

Brightest Day Vol. 3

Writer: Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark and Joe Prado
Pages: 200
Price: $29.99
In this final BRIGHTEST DAY volume, collecting issues #17-24 of the spectacular series, the mystery of the twelve heroes’ and villains’ return is resolved, the secret of the white forest is revealed. Plus: The Aquawar rages to its bitter end, Firestorm battles Deadman – and who is the new champion of Earth?

Detective Comics #1

Writer: Tony S. Daniel
Artist: Tony S. Daniel and Ryan Winn
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
DC’s flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever, with new Batman adventures from acclaimed writer/ artist Tony S. Daniel!

A killer called The Gotham Ripper is on the loose on Batman’s home turf – leading The Dark Knight on a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Green Arrow #1

Writer: J.T. Krul
Artist: Dan Jurgens and George Perez
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
Green Arrow is on the hunt. Driven by inner demons, Ollie Queen travels the world and brings outlaws to justice…by breaking every law.

Now, armed with cutting-edge weaponry and illegally gained intel (courtesy of his team at QCore), Green Arrow is shooting first and asking questions later.

Hawk and Dove #1

Writer: Sterling Gates
Artist: Rob Liefeld
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
Hank Hall is not happy. He’s not happy to have Dawn Granger as a new partner in his war on crime. He’s not happy that she’s dating the ghostly Super Hero, Deadman. He’s not happy to learn that someone is trying to plunge the United States into a new civil war! Now it’s up to Hawk and Dove to root out the forces behind this conflict and stop them before they turn the U.S. into a wasteland!

And who is the monster lurking in the shadows, watching Hawk and Dove from afar? Find out in this new series from Sterling Gates (FLASHPOINT: KID FLASH LOST) and artist Rob Liefeld (X-Force, Youngblood)!

Justice League International #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Aaron Lopresti
Pages:32
Price: $2.99
With the growing presence of super beings around the world, the United Nations resolves to create a new group called Justice League International.

Batman, Booster Gold, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, August General in Iron, Fire, Ice, Vixen and Rocket Red are charged with promoting unity and trust – but can they reach that goal without killing each other first?

Legion of Super-Heroes 2: Consequences

Writer: Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen
Artist: Yildiray Cinar, Daniel HDR, Keith Diffen
Pages: 208
Price: $24.99
In this exciting new collection featuring LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7-10, ADVENTURE COMICS #521-522 and ANNUAL #1, the first strike of Durlan assassins arrives on Earth! Their goal: kill the United Planets leadership in revenge for the death of Legion mentor R.J. Brande!

Plus: The legendary team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen reunite on the Legion for the first time in 20 years! And their next 31st century masterpiece introduces the all-new, all-deadly Emerald Empress!

Looney Tunes #202

Writer: Bill Matheny
Artist: Various
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
Your favorite bulldog and kitten duo are back for more adorable antics! Whether Marc Anthony is providing protection for Pussyfoot or serving as a personal, fur-covered duvet for his beloved kitty, one thing is for certain: no one is going to harm his favorite feline if he can help it!

Men of War #1

Writer: Ivan Brandon
Artist: Tom Derenick
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
On the ground and on the front lines, a young, headstrong soldier known as Joe Rock assumes command of Easy Company – a team of ex-military men turned contractors. Will they survive the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DCU’s Super-Villains? Find out in this explosive new series from Ivan Brandon (Viking, DOC SAVAGE) and Tom Derenick (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!

O.M.A.C.

Writer:Dan Didio and Keith Griffen
Artist: Keith Griffen and Scott Koblish
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
The all-seeing Brother Eye satellite has unleashed a new beast upon the DC Universe in this smashing new series! Kevin Kho has become an unwilling participant in a war between Checkmate and Brother Eye as he is transformed into the One Machine Army Corp known only as O.M.A.C.!

Scooby Doo Where Are You? #13

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Scott jeralds
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
Scooby and the gang help their old pals, The Ghastleys, solve a family mystery sure to creep out your cranium and shiver your spine.

Scooby-Dooby BOO!

Static Shock #1

Writer: Scott McDaniel and John Rozum
Artist: Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion and LeBecau Underwood
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
The brilliant, slightly awkward high school student Virgil Hawkins transforms into the cocky electromagnetic hero Static!

A mysterious tragedy forces the Hawkins family to relocate from Dakota to New York City! Virgil embarks upon new adventures in a new high school and a new internship at S.T.A.R. Labs!

As Static, he dons a new uniform and establishes a new secret headquarters! But is he ready to take on the new villains who lurk in New York City’s underworld?

Stormwatch #1

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Miguel Sepulveda
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
They are Stormwatch, a dangerous super human police force whose existence is kept secret from the world Directly following the ominous events of SUPERMAN #1, Adam One leads half the Stormwatch team to recover the [INFORMATION REDACTED] from deep in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the Stormwatch crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo! And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds…

Swamp Thing #1

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Yanick Paquette
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99
One of the world’s most iconic characters has returned to the heart of the DC Universe, and every step he takes will shake the foundations of the Earth!

Alec Holland has his life back…but the Green has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it’ll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!

Cobra #4

Writer: Mike Costa
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
Major Bludd: Cobra’s jailer; Cobra’s drug-runner; Cobra’s disrespected workman. Nobody expects him to win this contest. Nobody even knows why he’s in the running. But Major Bludd has made a career of being under-estimated. And he has an ace up his sleeve that might make him the most dangerous dark-horse candidate in the race for Commander…

Crysis #4 (of 6)

Writer: Richard K Morgan
Artist: Peter Bergting
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
Teleported across the solar system to one of Jupiter’s moons, Raptor Team finds evidence that the alien Ceph had been on Earth far longer than they could have guessed.

Trapped with no way back home, Prophet relives his first encounter with the alien invaders and reveals a shocking truth about the origins of the nanosuits.

Doctor Who Classics TPB Vol. 07

Writer: Robert Hack
Artist: Robert Hack
Pages: 128 424
Price: $15.99
DW’s collections of re-mastered and fully colored classic Doctor Who tales return with the Seventh Doctor!

From the far reaches of space to Victorian London, follow the seventh incarnation of the Doctor-as portrayed by Sylvester McCoy-as he faces the reptilian Ice Warriors and other fantastic threats.

This volume features the finest writers and artists Who has to offer, such as Grant Morrison, Dan Abnett, Bryan Hitch, and John Ridgway.

Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms Drizzt Omnibus TPB Vol. 01

Writer: Andrew Dabb
Artist: Tim Seeley
Pages: 424
Price: $24.99
Adapted from the famous books by R.A. Salvatore, Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms-Legend of Drizt Omnibus, Vol. 1 delivers the first three graphic novels in the Dark Elf Trilogy-Homeland, Exile and Sojourn-into one great book!

This story takes you from the moments before the birth of Drizzt to the point where he leaves his home world and ventures to the unknown.

G.I. Joe Origins TPB Vol. 05

Writer:David Lapham
Artist: Werther Dell’edera
Pages: 104
Price: $ 17.99
In this final volume of G.I. JOE: Origins, the true depths of COBRA’s sinister machinations are revealed. Psychologist Dr. Lester Horvath is a rising star in COBRA; he has developed a number scheme to categorize recruits, and its implementation has shaped COBRA into a well-oiled machine. Michael Monk is a failure; jobless, broke, on the verge of suicide. When a therapy test brings startling results, Dr. Horvath may suddenly have a purpose for Michael MonkÖ Writer David Lapham and artist Werther Dell’edera bring you one of the most thrilling and twisted G.I. JOE stories yet!

G.I. Joe Special Missions TPB Vol. 04

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Robert Atkins
Pages: 172
Price: $19.99
Wrapping up the series that went into the darker, more realistic wartime situations that A Real American Hero couldn’t touch. Includes stories like ‘Decisions,’ ‘Scoop,’ ‘Passing of the Guard,’ and the finale, ‘Condor.’

Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #4 (of 5)

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Alberto Ponticelli and Paul Hanley
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
With the help of Mothra, Detective Sato thought he had the Takahashi crime syndicate on the ropes… but Takahashi isn’t going down without a fight!

Sato is once again helpless as his son is kidnapped and Mothra is no longer in his control.

Never one to give up, Sato decides to just think bigger. But what’s bigger than Mothra?

The chaos nears its conclusion!

Infestation Outbreak #3 (of 4)

Writer: Ryall, Waltz
Artist: David Messina
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
Consider the new Infestation… OUTBROKEN!

Covert Vampiric Operations are on the verge of being overwhelmed as the threat goes global. Team-infighting, malfunctioning new super-powers and a mischievous, chain-smoking little alien named Archie could all derail the team… at the exact moment when CVO needs to be at its finest!

Transformers #25

Writer: Mike Costa
Artist: Brendan Cahill
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
While there is much ‘CHAOS’ on Cybertron, there’s no less bedlam here on Earth as our remaining Autobots investigate the accusation that Spike, their trusted human ally, murdered a TRANSFORMER in cold oil(?)

Now it’s up to our heroes to find the truth and decide the fate of human/Cybertronian relations for years to come!

Prowl and Jazz take center stage!

True Blood French Quarter #1 (of 6)

Writer: Huehner, Tischman
Artist: Messina, Balboni
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
In this sequel to the first NYT best-selling TRUE BLOOD miniseries, ‘All Together Now,’ mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse is in New Orleans, helping Vampire Sherrif Eric Northman track down an insane killer named Guerra. Eric and Godric killed Guerra in Paris, more than 200 years ago. Or did they? Bill Compton’s in town, too, making sure Eric doesn’t get fresh with Sookie, and investigating a local Hep-D outbreak that may be connected to Guerra’s latest victims.

Meanwhile, back in Bon Temps, why is Pam hanging out at Merlotte’s-and what does she want with Lafayette? A sticky and sexy original adventure, based on the HBO mega-hit created by Alan Ball.

Zombies vs. Robots Undercity #4 (of 4)

Writer: Chris Ryall
Artist: Mark Torres
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
It’s the concluding issue of a ZvR miniseries, which usually means carnage on a mass scale! And this time, with the approaching Rapture and a mess of Mole Men running amok, this could be the worst ending of them all!

But somewhere in the darkness, a metallic light just might be determined to salvage things…

50 Girls 50 #4 (of 4)

Writer: Franck Cho and Doug Murray
Artist: Axel Medellin
Pages: 26
Price: $2.99
THE END IS HERE! FRANK CHO (X-Men: Schism), DOUG MURRAY (The ‘Nam) and AXEL MEDELLIN (ELEPHANTMEN) bring the first chapter of the of the ESS Savannah saga to its epic conclusion as the crew unknowingly has a traitor within their ranks. Has their entire universe-spanning search for home been planned since the beginning? It’s looking like it and what results isn’t pretty.

Big Lie (One-Shot)

Writer: Rick Veitch
Artist: Rick Veitch and Gary Erskine
Pages: 26
Price: $3.99
A lab tech travels back in time on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 to try and get her husband out of the world trade center before it falls, but will the facts convince him before it’s too late? A riveting tale of 9/11 by award winning master storyteller RICK VEITCH that exposes ‘The Big Lie!’

Drums #4 (of 4)

Writer: El Torres
Artist: Abe Hernando
Pages: 26
Price: $2.99
‘THE FLOOD’ The hurricane is driving people from Santa Rosa, but FBI Agent Irons is still working on the ‘Death Ritual’ case. In the flooded streets, where dead bodies are walking, expecting something, Irons will learn to his horror the truth beyond the case.

Hack/Slash #7

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Daniel Leister
Pages: 26
Price: $3.50
‘FAME MONSTER,’ Part Two It’s not easy being a pampered, useless celebrity. Cassie and Vlad must protect an American idol from his insane fans, a bloodthirsty killer, and horrific entities intent on enslaving humanity. Blood, skin and paparazzi rule in ‘FAME MONSTER’

Morning Glories #12 (MR)

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Joe Eisma
Pages: 26
Price: $2.99
With a slew of unexpected deaths rocking the very foundations of the academy, the faculty are on high alert – and suspicions arise among the Glories as they learn there may be a killer in their midst. The stage is set for the action-packed third arc right here!

Pilot Season Declassified 2011 (One-Shot)

Writer: Top Cows Finest
Artist: Top Cows Finest
Pages: One Million (or I can’t find the number)
Price: $1
TAKE CONTROL! After five years, the annual Pilot Season has become a comics institution and a unique engine for debuting new ideas and properties into comics! Get your first look at this year’s competition, which begins in October, including the list of creative teams, this year’s concepts, and an early look at the art from each book. You’ll also get an early look at upcoming series from previous winners like GENIUS and 39 MINUTES. We can’t tell you much more, because it’s still Top Secret, but we will give you this hint: 8. 4. 2.

Reed Gunther #4

Writer: Shane Houghton
Artist: Chris Houghton
Pages: 26
Price: $2.99
‘REED GUNTHER IN FISH OUT OF SLAUGHTER!’ Reed and his trusty steed Sterling must fight their way through the wild, wild… East? The out-of-place cowboy searches New York City for the monster-creating Idol and his missing friends while being pursued by the President’s best monster-fighting government agent!

Screamland #4

Writer: Harold Sipe and Christopher Sebela
Artist: Lee Leslie
Pages: 26
Price: $2.99
DEATH OF THE PARTY,’ Part Four Time is running out to find Invisible Man’s murderer and there’s just one name left on the list of suspects: Robrain. Hitting the road to track him down, Carl and Travis will wade into an ocean of secrets, including one so huge it threatens to break up their bromance for good.

Spawn #211

Writer: Will Carlton
Artist: Szymon Kudranski and Todd Mcfarlane
Pages: 26
Price: $2.99
‘VIOLATION OF TRUST,’ Part One Jim discovers the shocking truth about the Clown’s origins and motivations, prompting a violent showdown that’s been building since issue 185: JIM vs. CLOWN!

The Walking Dead: Weekly #36

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard
Pages: 26
Price: $2.99
Marriage proposal.

Editors Note: Why is it that the Walking Dead is the only comic out there and gives us these one sentence (or less) descriptions to use for the comic? Oh yeah, it’s Walking Dead. They can do whatever the hell they want.

Fear Itself: Wolverine #3

Writer: Seth Peck
Artist: Roland Boschi, John Lucas
Price: $2.99
In this issue, the bomb drops…literally! STRIKE, the mercenary group responsible for hijacking the helicarrier currently threatening New York, falls apart at the seams as Sutton reveals a growing madness that drives his actions. How do you reason with a madman? For Wolverine, it should be as easy as s-n-i-k-t, but Sutton has other plans. Meanwhile, Melita’s on the ground reporting as made her a target, and not just for STRIKE. FEAR ITSELF continues to carve a path of destruction through Wolverine and Melita’s lives, and the repercussions will last a long time.

Heroes for Hire #11

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artist: Kyle Hotz, Bob Almond
Price: $2.99
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN!

On the devastated Raft, the Purple Man unleashes Elektra as his pet killer—with only The Shroud standing in the way! Meanwhile, in the shattered streets of Manhattan, Misty Knight joins cult faves Gargoyle and Paladin to fight the macabre menace of Monster!

Hulk #40

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Price: $2.99
Apparently you really can’t go home again. The Red Hulk just wanted to visit his old homestead, but is now in the fight of his life against the mighty Omegex, the world destroyer! As Red Hulk is on the ropes and it seems as though things can’t get any worse, super-villainess extraordinaire Zero/One and her henchman Black Fog arrive. Rulk’s renowned writer Jeff Parker and all-star artist Gabriel Hardman bring a thrilling, action-packed conclusion to Red Hulk’s most dangerous dust-up yet!

Moon Knight #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Alex Maleev
Price: $3.99
The new kingpin of L.A. has brought the fight to Moon Knight’s front door and now Marc Spector is going to return the favor.

Moon Knight unleashes hell on the L.A. underworld in his race to uncover the kingpin’s secret identity!! From the Eisner award-winning team that brought you DAREDEVIL and SCARLET.

Mystic #2

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Price: $2.99
Giselle learns the hard way that the palace can be just as dangerous as the streets in this exciting second installment of rethe relaunched Crossgen classic. Facing upheaval in the heavens as Verne’s moons continue to drift apart, and unrest in the city as revolution brews, Giselle must find her place among Master Alexander’s new apprentices–and stay ahead of the lovely Felice’s vicious plots. Meanwhile, Genevieve finds herself the unwitting new protege of a charismatic revolutionary…and her destiny takes an unexpected turn.

New Avengers Annual #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Gabriele Dell’Otto
Price: $4.99
From the creative team of SECRET WAR!

Simon Williams doesn’t think the Avengers are helping the world and is willing to do whatever is needed to stop them. Including bringing in his own NEW team…THE REVENGERS! One of the biggest throwdowns in Avenger’s history starts HERE!

The Punisher #3

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Price: $2.99
Even 10,000 feet above New York, no one escapes the Punisher. As Frank trails the criminal underbelly of the city, he encounters the deadly, mob created villain: THE VULTURE for a brutal battle against death and gravity. Meanwhile as NYPD detectives get closer to understanding Frank Castle’s new relationship, one of New York’s finest is struggling keep his own Punisher association untraceable.

Red Skull #3

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Mirko Colak
Price: $2.99
Johann Schmidt seeks out his destiny in a world teetering on the verge of chaos – the future as unpredictable to him, as it is tragic with the hindsight of history. A doom-spelling chain of events brings the Nazis to power in Berlin…and Johann, seeking power to ensure his survival, follows the path to becoming the Red Skull. By Greg Pak (MAGNETO: TESTAMENT) and Mirko Colak (SECRET WARRIORS).

Spider-Island: Avengers #1

Writer: Christopher Yost
Artist: Mike McKone
Price: $2.99
All of Manhattan has been transformed into an island of Spider-Men… and it’s up to the Avengers to contain the chaos. But when a spider-powered Ultimatum attacks the United Nations, the Avengers are spread too thin… and must turn to the one man who can save them all: FROG-MAN. No, for real. We were just as surprised as you. PLUS! Squirrel Girl takes on the most unlikely foe of all!

Thor: Heaven & Earth #4

Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Lan Medina
Price: $2.99
On a train journey through the cold and forbidding Welsh countryside, an American reporter listens intently to an old man’s tale of the Vikings who once invaded this land, and of the Norse Gods they summoned to protect them. But the Gods of Asgard are unprepared for what lays in wait for them – the Welsh Dragon itself, the ferocious embodiment of the land they have come to conquer. And when the Dragon takes exception to their presence, Thor, Odin, Baldur and company find they have a fight on their hands the likes of which they have never experienced.

Thunderbolts #163

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Kev Walker
Price: $2.99
YOUR EYES DO NOT DECEIVE YOU! The Thunderbolts have pulled off THE GREATEST ESCAPE IN HISTORY – and joining the powerful ex-cons are CAPTAIN AMERICA and NAMOR the SUB-MARINER! This new era takes the kings of supercrime to a whole new level- at light speed!! By Jeff Parker (INCREDIBLE HULKS) and Kev Walker (SECRET AVENGERS)

Wolverine #15

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Goran Sudzuka
Price: $3.99
In the wake of last issue’s gut-wrenching ending, Logan has turned his back on humanity and retreated once again to the Canadian wilderness. Is this the end of Wolverine as we know him? Or the beginning of an all-new era for the ole’ Canucklehead? Or perhaps even both.

Wolverine: Debt of Death #1

Writer: David Lapham
Artist: David Aja
Pages: 34
Price: $3.99

WOLVERINE FIGHTS FLYING BATTLEROBO SUITS IN JAPAN!!!!

By David Lapham (DEADPOOL MAX) and David Aja (SECRET AVENGERS)!

X-Factor #224.1

Writer: Peter David
Artist: Valentine De Landro, Pat Davidson
Price: $2.99
X-Factor Investigations has been taking on stranger and stranger cases recently…but when an eerie sighting leads the group to the hometown of their leader, Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man, they may have stumbled on a bigger mystery than they intended. With this new-reader friendly issue, there’s never been a better time to check out the series IGN.com says “puts most Triple-A titles to shame”!

X-Men #17

Writer: Victor Gischler
Artist: Jorge Molina, Norman Lee
Price: $3.99
GUEST-STARRING THE FF! The X-Men and the FF have gone through a portal in the Bermuda Triangle and are stuck in a strange land complete with Dinosaurs, Mayan Temples and strange snake people! It’s up to Reed Richards and Dr. Nemesis to get our crew back home, which isn’t the problem as they are two of the biggest brains in the Marvel U. The problem is that a portal to our world is exactly what the evil forces of this land want!

X-23 #14

Writer: Marjorie Liu
Artist: Phil Noto
Price: $2.99
A cosmic force is tearing apart New York, and targeting X-23, Sue Richards, and Spider-Man along the way. What strange connection do these three heroes share, and is it the key to saving the city and the world — or will it get them killed?

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