In September, 1939 a new voice hit the newsstands and changed the comic-book world forever: Marvel Comics #1, with its blazing Human Torch cover, had arrived! And this 64-page pulp package wasn't your typical assortment of super-powered, straight-laced, do-gooders - this was something completely new. The amazing android creation of Dr. Phineas Horton, the Human Torch was neither man nor hero - he was a blazing force of nature that shocked and unsettled mankind. Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, the half-human/half-Atlantean, ventures from his undersea kingdom into the world of man - not with a mind set on peace, but towards vengeance! These two characters would form the foundation for the style of conflicted hero that defines Marvel to this day, and you'll see them evolve across twelve full issues from their raw forms into the battling fire and water mega-hits of the Golden Age! Featuring an extensive essay on Marvel's pulp magazine pre-history, publisher Martin Goodman, and the birth of Marvel Comics by noted historian Will Murray, and topped off with special bonus features including original artwork and items never seen since 1939, this collection forms the cornerstone of Marvel history essential for every comic book fan, collector and historian! Collects Marvel Comics #1, and Marvel Mystery Comics #2-12.
Venom is back in his classic form, and deadlier than ever! The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more "Agent of the Cosmos." No more "Lethal Protector." It's time for a new Venom, and it's great to be bad. But now that Venom is back on Earth and back in the gutter, just who has bonded with him - and turned him back into the slathering, fanged monster? COLLECTING: VENOM 1-6
From out of the Golden Age of Comics, the Marvel Masterworks present the debut of All-Winners Comics! Bringing together all Timely's biggest hits under one roof - Captain America and Bucky, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch and Toro are joined by the Whizzer, the Destroyer, the Angel and the Black Marvel in giant, 64-page issues! Each hero does battle against menaces in adventures that will thrill you like none other! COLLECTING: All -Winners Comics (1941) 1-4
Collects Captain America (2002) #1-6. In this stunning and spectacularly illustrated tale set in the aftermath of 9/11, Cap must deal with the way America - and the world - has changed. From the ruins of the World Trade Center to the horrors of a small town shaken by terrorism, this is one story you'll never forget - and neither will Marvel's star-spangled champion!
Collects X-Force #102-109. Like all mutants, X-Force must face a callous and deadly world -- but now they've been trained for it by Peter Wisdom, one of the most callous and deadly mutants of all! The proactive paranormal platoon faces a city transformed by Cold War mad science and a mutant druglord terrorist, but will their deadliest enemies be Wisdom's long-lost allies? Featuring killer zombies, exploding buildings and the dynamic Domino.
Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #265-267, Gambit (1993) #1-4. Pagin' the Ragin' Cajun! When Storm is reverted to a teenage mutant thief, she's rescued by fellow felon Gambit in his first appearance! But befriending even one X-Man means making enemies like the Shadow King, Orphan-Maker and the Hounds! After joining the X-Men himself, Gambit romances fellow southern-born super hero Rogue, but how can a thief steal a power-taker's heart when his assassin bride is back from the dead? Plus: Wolverine, Mystique and more! L'aventure est a l'interieur, mon ami!
Collects Excalibur #1-5 and Excalibur: The Sword Is Drawn. Believing the X-Men to be dead, Nightcrawler and Shadowcat vow to keep the dream alive alongside Captain Britain and the metamorphic Meggan -- but the Warwolves have Phoenix on the run and she leads them to London, right into the formation of the X-Men's first foreign franchise! The Warwolves are on our heroes like a cheap suit (or is it the other way around?) and Chris Claremont doesn't waste any time in setting up the labyrinthine plots his fans know him best for! Aliens, intrigue and Arcade! The mystery of the Hellfire Club's Courtney Ross begins here! Guest-starring the Juggernaut!
Collects Spectacular Spider-Man (2003) #1-5. One of the most popular Spider-Man villains of all time is back and deadlier than ever. The alien Venom is on the loose attacking people seemingly at random. But what does he want and what will it take for Spider-Man to defeat him?
Collects New Warriors (1990) #1-6, Thor (1966) #411-412. His parents dead, Dwayne Taylor - a.k.a. Night Thrasher - set out to create a new family for himself and ended up with the premier super-team of the 1990s! Marvel Boy and Firestar! Namorita and Nova! Speedball! All they want to do is change the world! Decide for yourself how well they managed it in their trials by fire against Terrax and the Juggernaut! Also featuring anti-heroes Star-Thief and Psionex! Guest-starring Thor and the Inhumans!
Collects Power Pack (1984) #1-10. Teen teams are nothing new, but only one super-group got started at age twelve and under! Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie Power prove you're never too young to save the universe when they use the powers they received from one alien race to foil the schemes of another, the dreaded Snarks! Back on Earth, they meet another new archenemy, General Carmody, a mutantphobe so confused he even targets heroes who AREN'T mutants! Guest-starring Spider-Man, Cloak and Dagger, and Henry Peter Gyrich of Initiative infamy!
Collects Incredible Hulk (1999) #601-605, Dark Reign: The List - Hulk. The Hulk is gone, transformed back to mild-mannered Bruce Banner - seemingly forever. But Banner knows the Hulk well enough to realize he never stays buried long. And while the rest of the world breathes a sigh of relief, Banner knows he must prepare - for the day when the monster returns. Traveling to a deserted corner of America, he finds the Hulk's half-alien son Skaar waiting to take revenge on his father. The boy is young, angry...and powerful. But he's not nearly a match for the Hulk. Not yet, at least. So now it's up to Bruce Banner to train the boy. The lessons will be hard and will see Skaar stand against the greatest fighters in the Marvel Universe: Juggernaut, Wolverine, Daken and more. But there's no room to pull punches because Norman Osborn has decided it's time to bring back the Hulk. Has Banner trained Skaar enough to play David to Hulk's Goliath and kill him once and for all?