Here are a few big books coming from Marvel in 2018 – Omnibuses, Masterworks, Epics, Completes and other collected titles of note. But we start with the biggest, the Omnibuses… and why you may be needing a new shelf.
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus
Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Chris Samnee, David Marquez, Pepe Larraz June 19, 2018 $125
When the Peter Parker of the Ultimate Universe falls, the world needs a Spider-Man – and here comes Miles Morales! But what’s the secret behind his powers – and can he master them before the Scorpion strikes? Family life gets complicated as Miles learns the truth about his uncle Aaron, and Captain America comes calling when war breaks out! Miles shares a multiversal meeting of the Spider-Men with the Marvel Universe’s Peter Parker – but what tragedy could leave the young hero swearing never to wear the webs again? There’ll be familiar faces, heroic allies, deadly menaces, a startling return – and a sprinkling of romance – in the complete Ultimate Universe adventures of Miles Morales!
COLLECTING: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN 1-28, 16.1; SPIDER-MEN 1-5; CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 1-3; ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 200; MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 1-12; MATERIAL FROM ULTIMATE FALLOUT 4
Venomnibus Vol. 1
David Michelinie, Carl Potts, DG Chichester, Len Kaminski, Mark Bagley, Ron Lim, Tom Lyle, Scott McDaniel July 3, 2018 $100 Pages:1,096
Spider-Man’s symbiotic sparring partner goes solo as he heads to San Francisco – but is he a deadly villain, or lethal protector? Find out, along with the Punisher, Daredevil, Iron Man, Hulk, Darkhawk, Juggernaut, Spidey and more! Venom faces madness, vengeance and a bad case of separation anxiety – plus the ultimate symbiote showdown with the psychopathic Carnage! It’s a Brock-buster volume that could only be called a Venomnibus!
COLLECTING: VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR 1-6, VENOM: FUNERAL PYRE 1-3, DAREDEVIL (1964) 323, IRON MAN (1968) 302, DARKHAWK 35-37, VENOM: THE MADNESS 1-3, VENOM: THE ENEMY WITHIN 1-3, INCREDIBLE HULK VS. VENOM 1, VENOM: THE MACE 1-3, NIGHTWATCH 5-6, VENOM: NIGHTS OF VENGEANCE 1-4, SPIDER-MAN: THE ARACHNIS PROJECT 6, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) 118-119, SPIDER-MAN (1990) 52-53, VENOM: SEPARATION ANXIETY 1-4, VENOM: CARNAGE UNLEASHED 1-4, MATERIAL FROM SILVER SABLE & THE WILD PACK 18-19, VENOM SUBPLOT PAGEScomp
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus Vol. 2
Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Len Kaminski, Geof Isherwood, Frank Lopez, MC Wyman, Michael Bair, Kevin West July 17, 2018 $125 Pages: 1,056
Doctor Strange is thrust into the Infi nity War! The Doc allies with Galactus, puts together a group of mages to save the Earth and reunites the original Defenders…but when Strange defies the all-powerful Vishanti and is stripped of his mystical power, he must revive his old non-team, with a twist! Who will join the ranks of Strange’s Secret Defenders? He’ll battle Nightmare, team with Morbius, and lose and gain a disciple – but Dormammu is the one to really dread!
COLLECTING: DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME 41-59, ANNUAL 2-3; SPIDER-MAN/DR. STRANGE: THE WAY TO DUSTY DEATH; SILVER SURFER (1987) 67; MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE (1992) 9; SECRET DEFENDERS 1-11; MATERIAL FROM INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL 18; NAMOR THE SUBMARINER ANNUAL 2; SILVER SURFER ANNUAL 5
Avengers By Jonathan Hickman Omnibus Vol. 2
Jonathan Hickman, Salvador Larroca, Leinil Yu, Stefano Caselli, Mike Deodato July 17, 2018 $125
Secret Invasion By Brian Michael Bendis Omnibus
Brian Michael Bendis, Leinil Francis Yu, David Mack, Jim Cheung, Billy Tan Aug. 7, 2018 $100
Brian Michael Bendis’ complete saga between two covers! It begins with a brutal battle between the New Avengers and the Hand -one that claims the life of Elektra and reveals that she was a Skrull! What does this mean for Tony Stark and his Mighty Avengers? How about the Illuminati? Soon, the whole Marvel Universe will be asking: who do you trust? As the Secret Invasion stands revealed and the Skrulls attack Earth, which heroes will be exposed as alien impostors? Can the Secret Warriors turn the tide? And can anyone stop the Skrull queen Veranke?! Plus, Bendis and a murderers’ row of artistic talents reveal how your favorite Avengers were secretly replaced!
COLLECTING: SECRET INVASION 1-8, PROLOGUE; NEW AVENGERS (2004) 31-32, 39-49; MIGHTY AVENGERS (2007) 7, 12-20; NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI (2007) 1, 5
Deadpool By Daniel Way Omnibus Vol. 2
Daniel Way, Carlo Barberi, Bong Dazo, Sheldon Vella, Salvador Espin Aug. 21, 2018 $100.
Daniel Way’s wild and wacky Deadpool run concludes! But can it be that Steve Rogers wants the motormouth merc on his hush-hush Secret Avengers? No-good, lousy Draculas are more Deadpool’s speed! But as Wade heads into space to increase his intergalactic cred, will taking on alien assassin Macho Gomez and the immense Id the Selfish Moon cement him as the solar system’s baddest of the bad? Not as far as his “old friends” back on Earth are concerned -Hydra Bob, Big Bertha, Taskmaster and Blind Al all want to claim a piece of his hide! And so does the Incredible Hulk! But perhaps the greatest threat of all is an “evil twin” made up of his own discarded body parts! Plus: Deadpool – the Musical! And the death wish to end all death wishes!
COLLECTING: DEADPOOL (2008) 27-63, 33.1, 49.1
Punisher Max By Garth Ennis Omnibus Vol. 2
Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov, Leandro Fernandez, Lan Medina, Howard Chaykin Aug. 14, 2018 $100
The Punisher takes on all comers as his bloody war on crime continues! Frank Castle has faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as the Barracuda – you don’t want to see him smile! Then, Frank enters a grudge match with a Soviet war criminal known as the Man of Stone. But even that hell can’t match the fury of five women scorned: Frank killed their husbands, and now they’re out for payback. Plus, the Punisher hunts the biggest game of all! Barracuda seeks bloody revenge! And tales from Frank Castle’s beginning and end – featuring his childhood and his last stand in an apocalyptic future. Nobody takes Punisher to the MAX like Garth Ennis!
COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2004) 31-60, PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA 1-5, PUNISHER: THE TYGER, PUNISHER: THE CELL, UNISHER: THE END
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga Omnibus
Chris Claremont, Jo Duffy, Dave Cockrum, John Byrne, John Bolton, Mike Collins Aug. 14, 2018 $100
The greatest comic book saga ever told, in one cosmic-sized Omnibus! It begins with a shocking story in which Marvel Girl sacrifices herself…only to be reborn as Phoenix! But when a galaxy-spanning adventure reveals that Jean Grey has somehow attained power beyond conception, Cyclops and the X-Men can only watch as Phoenix is corrupted absolutely. As the team faces the Shi’ar Empire, Hellfi re Club and more, can Jean Grey be redeemed? Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne weave an epic tale of triumph and tragedy that changed everything for the X-Men – and all of comics! It’s the full Dark Phoenix Saga, with bonus tales illuminating Jean Grey’s defining story!
COLLECTING: X-MEN 97-105, 107-108, 125-138; PHOENIX: THE UNTOLD STORY 1; MATERIAL FROM CLASSIC X-MEN 6, 8, 13, 18, 24, 43; BIZARRE ADVENTURES 27, WHAT IF? (1977) 27
X-Men: Revolution By Chris Claremont Omnibus
Chris Claremont, Joe Pruett, Len Wein, Roy Thomas, Leinil Yu, Tom Raney, Tom Derenick, Scot Eaton Aug. 14, 2018 100 Pages: 904
Legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont returns – to usher in a mutant revolution! And his uncanny roster mixes returning favorites with fresh additions including Cable, Cecilia Reyes, Tessa and the new Thunderbird! But who will lead the revamped X-Men? Would you believe Gambit and Rogue?! Foes both old and new threaten – from the nefarious Neo and the Crimson Pirates, to Stryfe and the N’Garai! But whose side are Lady Deathstrike and Senator Kelly on? And when Rogue’s powers are scrambled by a Skrull, will she ever be the same again? Meanwhile, Mystique’s Brotherhood of Mutants has deadly plans – and their machinations could mean the very literal death of Xavier’s dream!
COLLECTING: X-MEN (1991) 100-109, ANNUAL 2000; UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 381-389; X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) 27-29; X-MEN: BLACK SUN 1-5; BISHOP: THE LAST X-MAN 15-16; CABLE (1993) 87
And not in Omnibus form but related…
Secret Invasion: Rise Of The Skrulls
Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Roger Stern, Steve Englehart, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, John Byrne, Ron Lim Aug. 7, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 496
Chart the history of the Skrulls – from their first visits to Earth to their devastating Secret Invasion! Meet the Super-Skrull who wields all the Fantastic Four’s powers! Witness the Kree/Skrull War’s cataclysmic climax alongside the Avengers! The legendary Mar-Vell returns from the dead – or does he? And Carol Danvers is swept up in the alien intrigue as the Secret Invasion begins! Plus: 1800s and 1950s infi ltration attempts! Galactus targets the Skrull throneworld! The Skrulls lose their shape-shifting powers! And more!
COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 2, 18, ANNUAL 19; AVENGERS (1963) 97, ANNUAL 14; SILVER SURFER (1987) 25; MARVEL: THE LOST GENERATION 11; CAPTAIN MARVEL (2007) 1-5; MS. MARVEL (2006) 25-27; MATERIAL FROM FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 257, MARVEL WESTERNS: KID COLT AND THE ARIZONA GIRL, AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE ANNUAL 1, SECRET INVASION: WHO DO YOU TRUST?
Captain America Epic Collection: Hero Or Hoax?
Stan Lee, Gary Friedrich, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, John Romita, Sal Buscema, Gil Kane, Gray Morrow July 24, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 472
When the city’s policemen begin to disappear, Captain America takes a job as one of New York’s finest -it’s a new direction for the red-white-and-blue Avenger! There’s also larger-than-life villains – from the Grey Gargoyle to Hydra to the Red Skull, providing plenty of opportunity for Cap to swing that shield! And speaking of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury’s spy shop is here, too – and they’ll be fighting both for and against Cap! Meanwhile, the Falcon has a surprise encounter with two familiar – and anything but friendly – faces who will change Captain America’s life forever. It’s the shock of the year as Cap discovers that while he was frozen in the Arctic, there was a second Captain America and Bucky! Now they’re back…and fighting mad!
COLLECTING: VOL. 4: CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 139-159
Silver Surfer Epic Collection: Thanos Quest
Alan Grant, Jim Starlin, Ron Marz, Ed Simmons, Jim Sherman, Ron Lim, Jack Sparling June 12, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 480
The Mad Titan is on a quest for Death! The Silver Surfer may believe he has killed Thanos, but the terrible truth is that the Titan still lives – and that’s bad news for the Marvel Universe, because Thanos’ great love has sent him on a space-faring search for the Infinity Gems! Meanwhile, the Surfer tackles a deadly life-form and deals with the madness of Dynamo City! But when Thanos returns from his quest, glove on hand and hell-bent for revenge, do the Surfer, Galactus and Drax the Destroyer stand a chance? And whose side will Mephisto be on? Norrin Radd must face his past as events build to a confrontation that sets the stage for the cosmic epic, INFINITY GAUNTLET!
COLLECTING: VOL. 6: SILVER SURFER (1987) 39-50, ANNUAL 3; THANOS QUEST 1-2; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 50compl
Thor Epic Collection: Worldengine
Warren Ellis, William Messner-Loebs, Mark Waid, Terry Kavanagh, Mike Deodato, Geof Isherwood, John Statema June 26, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 432
A truly explosive era for Thor! Visionary writer Warren Ellis and superstar artist Mike Deodato Jr. unite to change everything for the Thunder God. Forsaken by his father, left mortal in Manhattan, death is coming for Thor – and Ragnarok may not be far behind! But can he find solace – and renewed vigor – in the arms of the Enchantress? And together, can they save the World Tree, Yggdrasil? Then, William Messner-Loebs takes over to join Deodato in bringing an epic chapter of Asgard’s saga to a close! Thor joins Captain America and his Avengers comrades in battle with the Zodiac, before facing the climactic twilight of the gods alongside his hammer brother, Red Norvell! Prepare to bid farewell to a legend!
COLLECTING: VOL. 23: THOR (1966) 491-502, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 449, IRON MAN (1968) 326, AVENGERS (1963) 396, THOR: THE LEGEND
Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The New Fantastic Four
Walt Simonson, Len Kaminski, Danny Fingeroth, Tom DeFalco, Arthur Adams, Mark Bagley, Al Milgrom, Paul Ryan July 10, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 504
The Fantastic Four, like never before! With Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny out of commission, a new FF comes together – Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and the Hulk! But what monstrous threat could bring these heroes together? And how are the Mole Man and the Skrulls involved? Maybe the real FF can help figure all that out! Then, the one, true Doom returns – and a time-jumping battle for the ages begins against Mr. Fantastic! Did we say time? Uh-oh, better hope nobody tells the Time Variance Authority! The Thing battles the Wrecker before a fantastic new era begins – and a stunning revelation rocks the marriage of Johnny Storm and Alicia Masters! Plus: The New Warriors, the Guardians of the Galaxy, outer space adventures and a Miracle on Yancy Street!
COLLECTING: VOL. 21: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 347-361, ANNUAL 24; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 1
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 3
Archie Goodwin, Wally Lombago, Larry Hama, Mike W. Barr, Al Williamson, Carmine Infantino, Walt Simonson, John Stokes July 31, 2018 $39.99
The Empire Strikes Back! Marvel’s classic Star Wars saga continues with the offi cial adaptation of the second film in the original trilogy – and Darth Vader’s ruthless revenge! In the wake of Luke Skywalker’s deadly duel with the Dark Lord, the rebels’ adventures continue – and a living nightmare stalks the universe! But can R2-D2 and C-3PO beat terrible odds to survive Droid World? With everyone’s favorite smuggler lost, the Rebel crew is on a search for Solo – but Han will have to wait when the Crimson Forever poses a more immediate problem! And so will the Empire’s latest, greatest superweapon! Can our heroes take Tarkin? Plus, rarely seen Star Wars tales from the United Kingdom!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS (1977) 39-55; EMPIRE STRIKES BACK MONTHLY (UK) 149, 151, 153-157; STAR WARS MONTHLY (UK) 159
Daredevil Epic Collection: Root Of Evil
Gregory Wright, DG Chichester, Alan Smithee, Warren Ellis, Tom Grindberg, Scott McDaniel, Alexander Jubran, Keith Pollard Aug. 7, 2018 $39.99
Dark times for Daredevil – and Elektra! When DD heads underground, he gets drawn into an ordeal involving Bushwacker, the Devourer and…Deathlok? But as things get explosive, is the biggest menace the underground King – or the rising Kingpin? Out of costume, it’s Matt Murdock no more – now he’s Jack Batlin, street hustler! But when a Kruel menace targets Matt’s friends, “Jack’s” old life quickly comes back to haunt him! It’s time for the ‘Devil to do a little soul-searching, before his identity crisis pushes him over the edge! Will Nick Fury and the Punisher play a part in the return of the “real” Daredevil? Plus: DD’s former flame, the assassin Elektra, stars in her own epic tale of darkness and deception – taking on the Hand and the sinister Snakeroot!
COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL (1964) #333-344 AND ELEKTRA: ROOT OF EVIL #1-4
Defenders Epic Collection: The New Defenders
JM DeMatteis, Peter B. Gillis, Ann Nocenti, Marie Severin, Don Perlin, Alan Kupperberg, Sal Buscema, Mike Zeck Aug. 28, 2018 $39.99
The Defenders, Marvel’s weirdest non-team, have a new roster, a new headquarters, a new leader – they’ve evolved into a New Defenders! Their adventures are some of the most far-out trips Marvel has ever presented, but what more could you expect from a group consisting of a valkyrie, a gargoyle, a cosmic psychic, a sentient cloud and a pair of ex-X-Men? Together they’ll take on an all-new Secret Empire, killer nuclear spores in human form, the deadly Manslaughter and towering disembodied demons! Guest-starring Nick Fury, Odin, the New Mutants and more! Also featuring two miniseries starring the Defenders’ Iceman and Beast in solo action – plus rare articles from Marvel’s 1980s behind-the-scenes magazine, MARVEL AGE!
COLLECTING: DEFENDERS (1972) 126-137; ICEMAN (1984) 1-4; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1984) 1-4
Because you demanded it! The Marvel Masterworks are proud to bring you the continuing adventures of Ant-Man – and not just one Ant-Man! Hank Pym’s never-before-reprinted Marvel Feature series with the Wasp leads the way. Then comes Pym’s former assistant, Bill Foster, who becomes an all-new Giant-Man under the codename Black Goliath. His adventures continue into Champions in a story featuring the power of the Infinity Gems. Next comes the debut of Scott Lang, the man who stole the mantle of Ant-Man – literally! With stories and art by Marvel icons including John Byrne, P. Craig Russell, Roy Thomas, Ross Andru, Herb Trimpe and more, this Masterworks is as big on talent as it is on adventure.
COLLECTING: MARVEL FEATURE (1971) 4-10, POWER MAN (1974) 24-25, BLACK GOLIATH (1976) 1-5, CHAMPIONS (1975) 11-13, MARVEL PREMIERE (1972) 47-48, MATERIAL FROM IRON MAN (1968) 44
Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 10
Jack Kirby July 24, 2018$75
It’s the return of the King! In 1975, Jack “King” Kirby returned to Marvel and his iconic creation Captain America. As writer, artist and editor, it was Kirby unleashed, and the results were groundbreaking. Kirby created an intricate storyline that built month after month toward America’s bicentennial and Captain America #200. The “Madbomb” saga featured an aristocratic cabal seeking to wrest control of the country by possessing the American people’s minds and driving them to insane outbreaks of violence. It’s an Orwellian adventure done Kirby style, and there’s nothing else like it. Also featuring an out-of-this-world alien Annual escapade and Kirby’s Bicentennial Battles, it’s an 80-page masterpiece that encompasses American history from the Revolution to the Old West to both World Wars!
COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 193-200, ANNUAL (1971) 3; MARVEL TREASURY SPECIAL: CAPTAIN AMERICA’S BICENTENNIAL BATTLES
Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 12
Len Wein, Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema, Herb Trimpe Aug. 28, 2018 $75
The always incredible Hulk’s adventures continue, led by Len Wein and Sal Buscema! They kick things off with an all-out slugfest between the Hulk, Man-Thing and the Glob. While the Hulk fights for his life, romance grows between Betty Ross and Doc Samson. It’s the kind of relationship that leads to a battle between green hair and green skin. In HULK #200, it’s a microscopic trip – literally – into the mind of Glenn Talbot! His return to the heart of the atom brings him back to his love Jarella, but their return to Earth and tragic events drive the Hulk into a berserker rampage. Also featuring the Defenders, the Absorbing Man and a giant-size Annual where Hulk battles classic Marvel monsters!
COLLECTING: INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 197-209, ANNUAL (1968) 5
Secret Avengers By Ed Brubaker: The Complete Collection
Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodato, Will Conrad, David Aja, Michael Lark June 12, 2018 $34.99 Pages: 304
Steve Rogers has a big secret! The former Captain America has assembled a special-ops squad to counter the world’s deadliest threats. But who are the Secret Avengers? Spy intrigue meets super-hero action as the Super-Soldier, Black Widow, War Machine, Ant-Man, Valkyrie, Moon Knight and more take on a case that crosses dimensions and lands on Martian soil – and somehow involves Nick Fury! Then, the Celestial Order of the Hai-Dai launches a brazen attack on Shang-Chi. Its mission? To return him to his father, a man of consummate evil who has perpetuated his brand of wickedness and corruption for more than 3,000 years! Can Steve’s stealth team – and an old friend from his World War II days – save the Master of Kung Fu? Ed Brubaker’s blockbuster Secret Avengers run is collected in full!
COLLECTING: SECRET AVENGERS (2010) 1-12
New Mutants By Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Kieron Gillen, Leandro Fernandez, Michael Ryan, David LaFuente, Robbi Rodriguez July 3, 2018 $34.99 Pages: 328
Their powers are in their DNA – so who better to write them than Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning! And the New Mutants have a new agenda. Cyclops is sick of unfi nished business coming back to haunt the X-Men, so he’s tasking the New Mutants’ squad to finish it. Their first mission: Find Nate “X-Man” Grey! But when mutantkind is torn apart by Schism, Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma, Cypher, Warlock, Karma and Dani Moonstar must all make life-defining choices. Who stays, and who leaves? Meanwhile, Blink is back, and mayhem and destruction follow wherever she goes! As Dani seeks to bring Blink out of exile, Mephisto lurks in the background – and with her soul in the balance, will Amara go on a date with the devil?
COLLECTING: NEW MUTANTS (2009) 25-37, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (2011) 632
Astonishing Ant-Man: The Complete Collection
Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanas, Brent Schoonover, Anapaola Martello June 26, 2018 $34.99 Pages: 472
One tiny hero – one giant, action-packed book! Scott Lang was a down-on-his-luck divorced ex-con – until he stole Hank Pym’s size-changing suit to save his daughter! Since then, Scott’s life has been a roller coaster. But will he continue to be a hero – or return to his former life of crime? Or perhaps both?! Scott has his hands full with a new business, some questionable employees, and a teenage daughter who was once an Avenger herself! Then there are villains like the Power Broker and Scott’s archenemy Darren Cross, plus the female Beetle – will she be friend, foe, or something else entirely? Whatever happens, there are many trials in store, as Nick Spencer’s entire fast, furious and fun Ant-Man run is collected between two covers!
COLLECTING: ANT-MAN (2015) 1-5, ANNUAL 1; ANT-MAN: LAST DAYS 1; THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN 1-13 [ANT-MAN VOL. 1: SECOND-CHANCE MAN; THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN VOL. 1: EVERYBODY LOVES TEAM-UPS; THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN VOL. 2: SMALL-TIME CRIMINAL; THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN VOL. 3: THE TRIAL OF ANT-MAN, MINUS GUARDIANS TEAM-UP 7
Spider-Girl: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Pat Olliffe, Paul Ryan Aug. 7, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 456
What if Peter Parker and Mary Jane had a daughter? The ever-amazing answer is, she’d be May “Mayday” Parker -A.K.A. Spider-Girl! Spinning out of the pages of WHAT IF? into her very own universe, the teenage Mayday inherits spider-powers and dons the red-and-blues of her retired father! Now follow her adventures from the very beginning, as Mayday learns about Spider-Man’s legacy and wrestles with whether to follow in his footsteps! She’ll face threats old and new – from the Venom symbiote and Kaine, to Crazy Eight and the Dragon King – and meet some of the incredible faces of the future Marvel Universe, like Darkdevil, Wild Thing, the Fantastic Five and the newest roster of the mighty Avengers! Discover a friendly neighborhood hero for a new generation!
COLLECTING: WHAT IF? (1989) 105, SPIDER-GIRL (1998) 1/2, 1-15, ANNUAL ’99
X-Men Origins: The Complete Collection
Chris Yost, Sean McKeever, Mike Carey, Kieron Gillen, Trevor Hairsine, Mike Mayhew, JK Woodward, Mark Texeira Aug. 7, 2018 $34.99 Pages: 368
Discover the uncanny origins of some of the greatest X-Men of all! From legendary original members like Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast and Iceman, to iconic additions of the all-new, all-diff erent era like Nightcrawler, Colossus and Wolverine, to the fan-favorite Gambit, these gripping and personal tales reveal how the young mutants each gained their powers and found their way to the Xavier School! Plus, get inside the head of fi endish foe turned stalwart member, Emma Frost, and explore the bloody and disturbing past of the savage Sabretooth! And Wade Wilson is determined to tell his own story on the big screen, in Deadpool: The Major Motion Picture! A host of comic book talents unite to explore the early days of Marvel’s merry mutants!
COLLECTING: X-MEN ORIGINS: COLOSSUS, JEAN GREY, BEAST, WOLVERINE, SABRETOOTH, GAMBIT, CYCLOPS, NIGHTCRAWLER, ICEMAN, EMMA FROST, DEADPOOL
Deadpool By Posehn & Duggen: The Complete Collection Vol. 3
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Mike Hawthorne, Scott Koblish, John Lucas, Matteo Lolli July 10, 2018 $34.99 Pages: 384
The hits just keep on coming as Duggan and Posehn’s Deadpool run continues! Ding-dong, the bells are gonna chime, because Wade’s getting married – and everyone’s invited! But the honeymoon won’t last long when the events of Original Sin cast a cloud over Deadpool’s life. Agent Preston follows a trail of revelations from Deadpool’s past that leads her to a huge surprise – he has a daughter! Meanwhile, Wade is up to his neck fi ghting off Dracula’s forces alongside a time-displaced Dazzler…which leaves you free to fl ash back to the grim and gritty 1990s to discover Deadpool’s darkest secret! Plus: It’s trick (arrows) and treats galore when Hawkeye and Deadpool hang out on Halloween! Can they solve a mystery before they kill each other?
COLLECTING: DEADPOOL (2012) 27-34, HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL 0-4
Nova By Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Kev Walker, Sean Chen, Wellington Alves, Paul Pelletier July 31, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 504
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning propel the Human Rocket to glory! When the horrifying Annihilation Wave swarms across the galaxy, Richard Rider, the man called Nova, must step up – and become one of the galaxy’s greatest heroes! In the wake of the chaos, a desperate cosmos cries out for law and order. But can one lone human being police an entire universe? Join Nova on the road to Knowhere – but what will he find there? And who is…Cosmo? Rich will barely have time to catch his breath before another Annihilation event begins – with a deadly race on a quest for conquest! And will Nova find love with the deadliest woman in the galaxy – Gamora?! All this, and Galactus too!
COLLECTING: ANNIHILATION: NOVA 1-4, NOVA (2007) 1-15, NOVA ANNUAL (2008) 1, MATERIAL FROM NOVA: THE ORIGIN OF RICHARD RIDER 1
Skaar: Son Of Hulk – The Complete Collection
Greg Pak, Christos Gage, Ron Garney, Jackson Guice, Ron Lim, Dan Panosian July 31, 2018 $39.99
Venom: Lethal Protector
David Michelinie, Mark Bagley, Ron Lim July 31, 2018 $16.99 Pages: 144
Venom – alien symbiote! Deadly foe of Spider-Man! Defender of the innocent?! Eddie Brock and his symbiotic “other” have decided to turn over a new leaf and become a hero! But when Venom heads west, there’s no shortage of enemies waiting to test his new resolve – including the Jury! Plus: Spider-Man meets Venom’s father! And the Lethal Protector gives birth to a whole new horde of sinister symbiotes! But will any of them follow in daddy dearest’s “heroic” footsteps? Doubtful! Get ready to experience the original Venom in his first -and deadliest – solo series!
COLLECTING: VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR 1-6
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Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt – Deluxe Edition
JM DeMatteis, Stan Lee, Richard Howell, Glenn Herdling, Mike Zeck, Steve Ditko, Kerry Gammill, Shawn McManus Aug. 21, 2018 $39.99
One of Spider-Man’s greatest stories, in one truly deluxe package, as J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck craft the ultimate tale of revenge! Kraven the Hunter has stalked and killed every animal known to man. But there is one beast that has eluded him. One quarry that has mocked him at every turn: the wall-crawling web-slinger known as Spider-Man. In his last hunt, Kraven will prove he is the Spider’s master – by defeating him, burying him…and becoming him! Plus: DeMatteis and Zeck’s soul-searching sequel! Kraven’s dazzling debut! And much more!
COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 15, 293-294; WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) 31-32; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) 131-132; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 128; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SOUL OF THE HUNTER; WHAT IF? (1989) 17; MATERIAL FROM SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL ’96, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 634-637, WHAT THE-?! 3
Thor By Walt Simonson Vol. 4
Walt Simonson July 24, 2018 $29.99 Pages: 240
Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson’s work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This fourth volume continues the collection of Simonson’s epic run – completely remastered from the original artwork and dynamically recolored by Steve Oliff .
COLLECTING: THOR 364-369, 371-374
Nightmask: New Universe
Archie Goodwin, Cary Bates, Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Tony Salmons, Ernie Colon, Alex Saviuk, Ron Wagner July 10, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 384
When Keith Remsen awakens from a coma, he discovers that the White Event has given him the uncanny power to enter – and manipulate – people’s dreams! With his sister, Teddy, as his anchor in the waking world, he fights to help others inside the dreamscape in the guise of Nightmask! But can he survive an encounter with the insidious Gnome? And can he ever forgive himself for the tragic incident that put him in a coma, paralyzed Teddy and killed their parents? Nightmask will aid fellow paranormal Star Brand, while Justice lends a hand against an extradimensional menace. But who can help Nightmask in the mind of the Nightmare Killer?
COLLECTING: NIGHTMASK 1-12, STAR BRAND 9, JUSTICE (1986) 15, UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE: NIGHTMASK; MATERIAL FROM DP7 25, JUSTICE (1986) 25, STAR BRAND 16-18
Dakota North: Design For Dying
Martha Thomases, Jim Owsley, Terry Austin, Dwight Zimmerman, Tony Salmons, Steve Geiger, Whilce Portacio, Amanda Conner June 26, 2018 $29.99 Pages 280
She’s the Marvel Universe’s most stylish detective – Dakota North! She’s smart, tough and no-nonsense, and if you have a problem, she’ll solve it. And her business becomes a family affair when her father and brother become embroiled in a mystery that takes Dakota all the way to Europe! Meanwhile, the knife-wielding Slasher is targeting super models – and next on the list is Mary Jane Watson. But the killer didn’t reckon on a Spider-Man/Dakota North team-up! Plus, Dakota helps the Wasp fell a giant, and risks her life alongside Daredevil and Luke Cage to keep an innocent man off of death row. But what bizarre crime could unite Dakota North with Power Pack and the Punisher?
COLLECTING: DAKOTA NORTH 1-5, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) 37, POWER PACK (1984) 46, DAREDEVIL (1998) 107-110, MATERIAL FROM MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) 3
Wolverine unleashed in savage stories that span his century-long life! From terrifying the crowds in a 1930s freak show, to battling Nazi werewolves in WWII, to fighting pirates in Korea, mobsters in New Jersey and a mythical creature in the American Southwest, Logan’s long life has taken him to every corner of the globe – and beyond! Now, in rarely-seen tales by an army of top talent, watch Wolverine take on ninjas, monsters, zombies, Morlocks and more ! Plus grudge matches with Mojo, Mr. X and the Wendigo! It’s Wolverine as you like him best!
COLLECTING: WOLVERINE 900, 1000; WOLVERINE ANNUAL (2007) 2; RAMPAGING WOLVERINE 1; WOLVERINE: THE AMAZING IMMORTAL MAN & OTHER BLOODY TALES, UNDER THE BOARDWALK, WENDIGO!, CARNIBRAWL, SAVAGE, MR. X, DUST FROM ABOVE, DEBT OF DEATH; MATERIAL FROM WOLVERINE: SWITCHBACK
Wolverine: Savage Origins
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Salva Espin
June 26, 2018 $17.99 Pages: 136
Discovered as a feral mutant prowling the wilds! Recruited as a covert operative by a secretive government agency! Destined to pursue a dream of peaceful coexistence between man and mutant! Witness the birth of the Wolverine as the man called Logan makes his journey from animalistic wildling to beloved X-Man. Including Logan’s first blockbuster battle with the Hulk, as well as pivotal appearances by Sabretooth and Wendigo, this blood-splattered tale features a contemporary retelling of the Clawed Canuck’s formative years!
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Cable: The Last Hope
Duane Swierczynski, Ariel Olivetti, Michel Lacombe, Jamie McKelvie, Ken Lashley, Larry Stroman June 5, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 464
Cable is a man on a mission once again! To protect the fi rst mutant born since M-Day, Cable flees into the timestream with her – and now must raise young Hope as his daughter! But hot on their trail is the relentless Bishop, a former ally turned deadly foe – who believes that the child must die at any cost. And to make matters worse, Cable’s time machine is broken…and they can only travel forward. Can Cable protect Hope from unforeseeable future dangers, from cyborg bears to cockroach armies to nuclear Armageddon? Can Cyclops, back in the present day, find a way to take the fight to Bishop? And will Hope survive to save the mutant race?
COLLECTING: CABLE (2008) 1-12, KING-SIZE CABLE 1, X-MEN: THE TIMES & LIFE OF LUCAS BISHOP 1-3, X-MEN: FUTURE HISTORY – THE MESSIAH WAR SOURCEBOOK
Avengers: No Surrender
Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Pepe Larraz July 10, 2018 $50 Pages: 352
The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world – and the Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to ASSEMBLE almost everyone who has ever been an Avenger! All of the Avengers you know and love come together to face threats beyond any they’ve faced before – including the Black Order and the Lethal Legion. These two teams of powerful villains bent on destroying each other have arrived on Earth, and they don’t care who gets caught in the crossfire. And when the mysterious Challenger faces off against the Grandmaster, can the Earth survive the destruction they unleash? The Avengers are engaged in a game of cosmic proportions, but they don’t know the rules…and not everyone will survive! Plus: Who is Voyager? Valerie Vector, the forgotten founding Avenger, is revealed. And fan-favorite Avenger, Hulk, returns to the fold as the stakes in the battle for Earth become clear! Tension is high and peril is imminent, but there’s no option to surrender for the relentless Avengers!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS 675-690
Aug. 28, 2018 $9.99
Meet Marvel’s mutant heroes, the uncanny X-Men! They may be a little different, but they’ll still fight to save a world that hates and fears them! Charles Xavier has gathered Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman to his private school-slash-mutant super hero training facility – just in time to face the villainous Magneto, Master of Magnetism! Then, join the X-Men in action against the Mimic – who can copy all their incredible powers! Then, a new generation of X-Men, including Phoenix, Wolverine and Storm, must face a truly galactic threat! As the world trembles and the sky starts to boil, Professor X attempts a desperate rescue mission – but the Knights of Hykon won’t be stopped! Sit down and strap in for out-of-this-world adventures with the X-Men!
COLLECTING: X-MEN (1963) 1, 19; UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS 5-7
Carl Potts, Mike Baron, Dan Lawlis, Jim Lee, Erik Larsen Aug. 7, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 392
In his relentless war on crime, the Punisher doesn’t have many allies. But those he can rely on include…the Shadowmasters! They’re the latest in a long line of ninjas, who for centuries served as the protectors of Japan’s Iga Province. In the wake of World War II, U.S. Army Captain James Richards and Shadowmaster Shigeru Ezaki forge a friendship in battle. Years later, Ezaki has trained the two men’s children – Philip, Sojin and Yuriko – in the ways of the ninja. Together, they must face the reborn menace of the Sunrise Society – which brings them into the murky world of the Punisher! Along with the Black Widow, can they fend off armored Sunrise assassins? Or will the eternal evil plague Frank Castle and the Shadowmasters once again?
COLLECTING: SHADOWMASTERS 1-4; PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (1988) 1-3, 8-9; PUNISHER (1987) 24-25
Marvel Knights: Defenders Of The Streets
Chuck Dixon, Eduardo Barreto, Mike Lilly July 31, 2018 $39.99 Pages: 368
Daredevil! Black Widow! Dagger! Shang-Chi! And…the Punisher?! What terrible evil could unite these vigilantes on a single mission? Would you believe…Ulik the Troll?! As DD leads them deep underground in search of answers, is Ulik really the priority – or is it taking down Frank Castle? How about helping Dagger’s troubled partner Cloak? Could it be Zaran the Weapons Master, who is leaving a trail of bodies in his wake? Or maybe it’s the ancient menace that Zaran is working for! Whatever the biggest problem faced by this vigilante team, only Moon Knight would be crazy enough to want in! Doctor Strange makes a house call as the group faces a nightmarish enemy, while Widow takes Dagger under her wing. All this plus Nick Fury, Luke Cage, and the final face-off between the Punisher and Daredevil!
COLLECTING: MARVEL KNIGHTS (2000) 1-15
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