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MARVEL COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR JUNE, 2007

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ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #43
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
"Silver Surfer"
The arrival of the Silver Surfer on Earth triggers worldwide panic and a string of crises for the beleaguered Fantastic Four.
The Surfer claims he has only our best interest at heart, but can you believe anything an alien riding a surfboard tells you?
Part 2 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A, $2.99


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #110
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by MARK BAGLEY
50/50 Covers by MARK BAGLEY & RICHARD ISANOVE
"ULTIMATE KNIGHTS"
The mind-stunning climax to the "Ultimate Knights" arc! The traitor revealed! The fate of the Kingpin of Crime! Daredevil's deep secret exposed! And Spidey's in the issue, too, we think. Don't miss a conclusion that will rock your world!
32 PGS./Rated A, $2.99

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #542
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by RON GARNEY
"Back in Black," Part 4
A sniper's bullet changes everything in Peter Parker's life. Clad in his black costume, Spider-Man will stop at nothing to find the man who pulled the trigger and, even more important, the man who gave the kill order. This is Spider-Man at his darkest hour.
32 PGS./Rated A ,$2.99


Marvel - 616

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #3
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
"Bug Hunt"
He's BACK IN BLACK and right in the Initiative's sights! Join WAR MACHINE and his assault team as they hunt down the #1 unregistered hero in America: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! Also: which former mutant has the BEAST brought in to train TRAUMA? And introducing the Initiative's all-new Black Ops Unit-- a team with a secret that will make this the can't-miss-comic of '07!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #27
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by STEVE EPTING & MIKE PERKINS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
Part 3 of the senses-shattering "Death of a Dream" storyline continues the follow-up to Cap's side of the story from Civil War that you can only find here in Captain America -- and all we can tell you right now is, nothing is what it seems! Not even this cover!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

DAREDEVIL #98
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
The streets of Hell's Kitchen are caught in a gang war, and as Matt Murdock tries to protect them, the pieces of his life that he's tried so hard to put back together begin to tear apart at the seams. It's chaos and destruction as "To the Devil, His Due" races toward a shocking conclusion next issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Her name was Wu Ao-Shi, and she was known as the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay...and that all came after she left K'un-Lun and took the power of the Iron Fist with her. Kicking her way out of the pages of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #2, this stand-alone issue tells the story of Wu Ao-Shi, from the moment she became the first woman to touch the heart of Shou-Lao the Undying, to her mysterious, controversial and epic ending. At long last, America: someone has combined pirates, kicking, girls, and Iron Fist into a single comic book. You're welcome.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #4
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by FRANK CHO
Ultron has taken over the world!! The Black Widow has taken over S.H.I.E.L.D.! The Sentry's life is changed FOREVER! And the rest of the Avengers are faced with the power of the new Iron Man unleashed!!
32 PGS./Rated A $2.99

NEW AVENGERS #31
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
No hype! No BS! The most important last page of any Marvel comic this year! Do not miss it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #8
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
It's part 3 of "Blood and Sand," with the heart of the American dream at stake.
Somewhere in the heart of the Sonoran desert, halfway between the United States and Mexico, the Hate-Monger and his infamous
hostage go one-on-one. Meanwhile, G.W. Bridge goes rogue, Stuart Clarke investigates how the National Force gets its
information and who's helping them get it, and Frank Castle unveils his astonishing plan.

RUNAWAYS #27
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by JO CHEN
"DEAD END KIDS"
Has there always been a "Runaways?" No. Then what does the above cover mean? You're going to have to read it to find out, True Believers. Joss Whedon (ASTONISHING X-MEN, Buffy) and Michael Ryan (NEW EXCALIBUR) bring you more twists and turns as the Runaways go somewhere they've never been before.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #115
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato bring their first explosive story arc to a close! Where will Moonstone's scheming lead her? Can Norman hold onto control of the team and of his mind? Will all of the Thunderbolts make it out alive? Stay tuned...
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99


WORLD WAR HULK

WORLD WAR HULK #1 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Marvel's massive summer smashfest begins! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered through the pages of last year's "Planet Hulk" epic, rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt -- and anyone else who gets in his way. Stronger than ever, accompanied by his monstrous Warbound gladiator allies, and possessed by the fiercest and purest rage imaginable, the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half. The epic story of anger unbound begins with this special double-sized issue written by "Planet Hulk" scribe Greg Pak and penciled by the legendary John Romita, Jr.
48 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #1 (of 6)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by RAMON BACHS
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Your street-level view of the Hulk's invasion! The Green Goliath has returned to Earth on a collision course with some of Marvel's mightiest heroes, so what does that mean for the ordinary people caught in the crossfire? Ben Urich and Sally Floyd -- fresh from their appearance in CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE -- pound the pavement to uncover the story behind the story! Plus: Who wants our tireless reporters to take down J. Jonah Jameson, and how do they want them to do it? Grab your press pass and join the CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE team of writer Paul Jenkins and penciler Ramon Bachs as they take you to the middle of this summer's blockbuster!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #1 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
When the Illuminati voted to shoot the Hulk into space, Professor X wasn't there...but the Hulk just found out he was supposed to be. So he shows up at the Xavier Institute to ask a few pointed questions, Hulk style. With the other teams away, only Beast and the New X-Men stand between the massive rage of the Hulk and the Professor...not to mention the younger students who'd be caught in the crossfire. Can the X-Men-in-training survive the wrath of the Jade Giant until the other X-teams get back? Or will the young mutants become casualties of the World War Hulk?
32 PGS./Rated A $2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #107
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils and Cover by GARY FRANK
The Illuminati called the Hulk a monster -- and shot him into space. But Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards in INCREDIBLE HULK #100, calls the Hulk a hero -- and prepares for his return. With just his big brain, a lot of guts and a few billion dollars stolen from Warren Worthington III, Cho tackles the insane task of building a team of heroes willing to side with the Hulk against the rest of the Marvel Universe. Will Hercules and Angel become the Hulk's Champions? Will Namor be his Defender? And what happens when the Prince of Power meets the Green King on Manhattan's shattered streets?
32 PGS./Rated A $2.99

GHOST RIDER #12
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES
Cover by GABRIELLE DELL'OTTO
A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN!
"Apocalypse Soon," Part 1 (of 2)
Johnny Blaze has-against the will of the Ghost Rider bonded to his soul-decided to try to help the people of New York City against the unstoppable juggernaut that is The Hulk, by attacking The Hulk, head-on! Johnny just wants to do some good but isn't that what he always says before he does something ultimately
catastrophic?
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #11
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
The Heroes return to New York to find it the first battleground in WORLD WAR HULK. Will Humbug's recently amplified powers be a factor against Hulk's compatriots, Miek and Brood? Can the heroes salve the wounds of their adoptive city and still turn a profit? Both answers are "yes" if Misty Knight has
anything to say about it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $2.99

IRON MAN #19
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN! Something's coming to Earth from deep space...and he's very angry. The Hulk wants revenge, and Iron Man's on his list. Can Tony Stark's space defenses even slow down the green giant? What special armor will Iron Man don against the ultimate opponent? One thing's for sure -- when these titans clash, the shockwaves will rock the Marvel Universe!
32 PGS./Rated A $2.99