Marvel Comics released solicitations for comics shipping in March. As previously reported, Firestar appears in Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #16. Marc Sumerak’s fourth PP mini-series begins, with Power Pack meeting the Hulk. Cover images, full solicits and more information after the jump…
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #16
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by DAVID HAHN
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Team MJ welcomes new series artist David Hahn (ROBIN, FABLES)! In the aftermath of last issue’s shocking revelation, what’s the story between Mary Jane and Peter? Between Peter and Gwen? Between Liz and– Oh, who CARES?! That’s FIRESTAR on the cover! What’s the second most awesome redhead in the world got planned for Spidey this time? Well, we’re sure not gonna tell you here!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
HULK AND POWER PACK #1 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK & PAUL TOBIN
Art by DAVID WILLIAMS & CHRIS GIARUSSO
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Power Pack couldn’t be more excited to meet their father’s new colleague, the world-famous Dr. Bruce Banner. But when the kids find themselves trapped in the tunnels beneath Manhattan by the Absorbing Man, they find out what happens when the good doctor gets angry…! Get ready to go gamma as a brand-new team-up begins here!
PLUS…an all-new MINI MARVELS tale!!!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
Hybrid is on the cover of…
SPIDER-MAN: BACK IN BLACK HANDBOOK
Written by MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD, AL SJOERDSMA, STUART VANDAL, ANTHONY FLAMINI, MICHAEL HOSKIN, JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID & MADISON CARTER
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
Are the rumors of Uncle Ben’s return from the grave true? How many people has J. Jonah Jameson hired and fired? Who is that armored Spider-Man from the future with six arms? You know the Lizard – but who’s the Iguana? Can you name all the alien symbiotes besides Venom and Carnage? Spidey’s ex-girlfriend Deb Whitman is back! What’s her story, anyway? All these questions and more will be answered in the SPIDER-MAN: BACK IN BLACK HANDBOOK, spotlighting everyone’s favorite wall-crawler sporting his enigmatic ebony attire, with an in-depth look at Spider-Man’s fantastic powers. This issue also features the return of fan-favorite classic Handbook illustrator Eliot R Brown with tech-specs on Tony Stark’s Spider-Man costume.
48 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ …$3.99
As told by MOLLY HAYES (with help from C.B. CEBULSKI)
Based on stories by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by ADRIAN ALPHONA, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & MIKE NORTON
New cover artwork and interior pages by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Recapping the entire series to date, the Runaways’ saga will be told by their youngest member, Molly Hayes. From their betrayal by their parents to the death of her friends, Molly will walk us through the trying times of our troubled teens. Through her eyes, we’ll see the heroes of the Marvel Universe and get her impressions on Captain America, Cloak and Dagger, and the New Avengers. No stone will be left unturned as this precocious pre-teen speaks her mind. Molly’s tale will be bookended by an original story by C.B. Cebulski and Humberto Ramos. This 48-page special will also include an extras
section featuring never-before-seen sketches and artwork.
48 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ …$3.99
Firestar‘s first appearance in the ‘Mary Jane’-verse in…
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL. 1 HC
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
This deluxe hardcover collects the first 13 installments of Marvel’s most mischievous melodrama, as featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Must List! Whether she’s going to school or hanging out with her friends at the Coffee Bean, Mary Jane Watson is always the center of attention. But what no one knows is that this gorgeous redhead’s exuberant personality is a shell designed to make her forget about life’s harsh realities. From her social life to her undying interest in becoming an actress to her crush on that costumed crime-fighter who swings along the New York City rooftops, it’s clear Mary Jane just wants to escape. Join MJ, Harry Osborn, Liz Allen, Flash Thompson and Harry’s nerdy friend, Peter Parker, as they experience the thrilling highs and the crushing lows of high-school existence in this electric teen drama! Collecting MARY JANE #1-4, MARY JANE: HOMECOMING #1-4 and SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #1-5.
304 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
Trim size: oversized
Re-live the death of the New Warriors in…
CIVIL WAR TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing for more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother – and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams,
friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, CIVIL WAR stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR #1-7.
192 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
Cloak & Dagger in…
CIVIL WAR: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by MIKE MCKONE
Cover by ADI GRANOV
One member of the Fantastic Four lies hospitalized, a casualty of the Civil War that has fragmented the superhuman community! Another member of the team is secretly helping the opposition. It had to happen: Amid the tumult and tensions, the Fantastic Four break up! Who will toe the line, who will join the resistance, and who will leave the battlefield altogether? Is this the end for Marvel’s First Family? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #538-543.
184 PGS./Rated A …$17.99
CIVIL WAR: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
Life couldn’t be more complicated – or more dangerous – for Peter Parker. After rushing to the aftermath of the Stamford Massacre to offer aid to its victims, Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington, D.C., and the White House – where the enactment of the Super Human Registration Act appears imminent. As the Marvel Universe braces for the implications of legislation that will forever change the societal status of super heroes, Peter is forced to make an important personal decision – maybe the most important decision of his life. As Civil War tears apart the super hero community, will Spidey stay true to that decision? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532-538.
168 PGS./Rated A …$17.99
New Warriors villains in…
CIVIL WAR: THUNDERBOLTS TPB
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Çover by TOM GRUMMETT
The Super Human Registration Act has been signed into law – sides are being chosen – but what side do our former villains fall on? Well…their identities are already public knowledge – and they sure can get good publicity by hunting down renegade heroes, so…time for the T-Bolts to kick some spandex butt! Plus: Zemo and Songbird? When did that happen? A new base, a new mission statement, and a new outlook face the no-longer-new Thunderbolts! But why have so many Thunderbolts agreed to Zemo’s plans? What role does the Grandmaster and his “Squadron Sinister” play in the gambit? And can there be anything worse than having the fate of the universe lie in the hands of Zemo? We’re thinking, yes…but wait until you see whose hands our fate does lie in! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #101-105.
120 PGS./Rated A …$13.99
ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 5 TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, MICHAEL GOLDEN, BRET BLEVINS & STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
NOW INCLUDES THE EPIC X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT LIMITED SERIES! The X-Men face off with some of their greatest foes in this all-new edition – including the Juggernaut, Doctor Doom and the Hellfire Club’s newest recruits, the Hellions – and team up with the Avengers, Spider-Man, Power Pack and more! Featuring the first appearances of Forge and Nimrod, and a chapter from the legendary SECRET WARS II crossover! Plus: Parts I and II of Claremont and Windsor-Smith’s unforgettable epic, “Lifedeath.” Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #180-198, X-MEN ANNUAL #8 and X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT #1-2.
632 PGS./ Rated T+…$16.99