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Johnny Blaze, the flaming-skulled Ghost Rider, roars into action as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, legendary scribe Roger Stern explores the curse of Johnny Blaze — and the adrenaline-fueled origin of Ghost Rider — in GHOST RIDER (1973) #68! Next, Spider-Man has one of his most hair-raising team-ups of all, joining Ghost Rider in action against the eye-watering villain called the Orb, in MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #15! Then, ask yourself “What if Ghost Rider were separated from Johnny Blaze?” in a thought-provoking tale from the classic alternate reality series, WHAT IF? (1977) #28! Let’s ride!
Collects Spider-Man Noir #1-4, Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without A Face #1-4, Edge Of Spider-Verse #1 and material from Spider-Verse Team-Up #1 and Spider-Geddon: Spider-Man Noir Video Comic.The hard-boiled adventures of the grittiest web-slinger in the Spider-Verse! In the dark days of the Great Depression, young reporter Peter Parker finds himself forever changed by a spider’s bite — and resolves to take on crime and corruption as the urban vigilante called Spider-Man! And there are no shortage of foes — from gangland bosses the Goblin and Crime Master, to pulp-era twists on familiar faces like Kraven, Chameleon, Doctor Octopus and more! But will the seductive Felicia Hardy prove friend or foe? Plus: Spider-Man Noir enters the Spider-Verse via an encounter with Mysterio — and shares a spectacular team-up with a six-armed Spidey! And a brand-new video-comic adventure, adapted for reading!
For decades, Doctor Strange has worked as a sorcerer out of his brownstone in Greenwich Village. But what secrets does the building hide? What lurks within its walls? Now, the story of Strange's first night in his Sanctum Sanctorum stands revealed.
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Classic AVENGERS writer Roger Stern returns to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for an all-new adventure set during his time on the series – and with INFINITY WAR’S Ron Lim providing the art! The Siege of Avengers Mansion is over, and the Avengers are battered and in disarray! It’s the worst time of all for Loki to discover a new source of mystic energies – one that connects to another classic villain and that will have dire consequences for all of reality unless those Avengers who remain standing are able to intercede!
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Captain America throws his mighty shield as we celebrate the House of Ideas’ 80th anniversary with the latest issue of the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fanfavorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of the most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, a revived Cap finds his feet in the modern day as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby present his first Silver Age solo adventure in TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #59! Then, witness the introduction of Cap’s World War II flame, secret agent Peggy Carter, in TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #77! Roger Stern and John Byrne delve deep into Cap’s origin in CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #255! And finally, Mark Gruenwald begins his famous run on the title — by pitting Nomad against the maniacal Madcap in CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #307!
- Issue # Full (5 months ago)
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes charge into action as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, the old order changeth for the very first time in AVENGERS (1963) #16, as the original team gives way — and Stan Lee and Jack Kirby assemble Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as Cap’s Kooky Quartet! Then, in one of the greatest comic stories ever told, Roy Thomas and John Buscema introduce the most enigmatic android of all in AVENGERS (1963) #57 — behold, the Vision! Finally, in AVENGERS (1963) #264, crafted by Roger Stern and Buscema, meet the new Yellowjacket — who’s about to feel the full sting of the wondrous Wasp!
- Issue # Full (5 months ago)
THE EPIC EVENT THAT SHOCKED A NATION AND CHANGED SUPERMAN FOREVER!Doomsday. A creature with single-minded purpose of death and destruction. He has landed on Earth, laying waste to anything--and anyone--who dares stand in his way. The Justice League makes a valiant, but ultimately desperate, attempt to stop the unknown juggernaut. When the beast nears Metropolis, Superman answers the call to stop him.And then the unthinkable happens. The Man of Steel... is dead. Join DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), JERRY ORDWAY (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL), and many more as they bring you the seminal moment in the history of the DC Universe and the world itself. Collects ACTION COMICS #683-684, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-497, Justice League of America #69, SUPERMAN #73-75, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-19, and for the first time ever in a collected edition, NEWSTIME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SUPERMAN.
When Superman saves an innocent man from being killed, he discovers two disturbing facts: 1) the man he saved is part of a cult that worships the Man of Steel, and 2) the man's would-be killer is part of another faction dedicated to wiping them out! Even worse, both groups are gaining super-powers due to a mysterious, space-born source that Superman must discover before it is too late! Plus: When a young man gains superhuman powers, he must quickly learn to use them to protect his sister from assassins ... and to deal with a certain Man of Steel ... all in the classic three-part Sinbad Contract! Collecting stories -- drawn by the great Curt Swan -- from ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #601-641. Plus, SUPERMAN #48, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #471, and ACTION COMICS #658, written by William Messner-Loebs.
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Collects Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment, Doctor Strange (1974) #57 and material from Astonishing Tales (1970) #8, Marvel Fanfare (1982) #16 and #43. Every year on Midsummer's Eve, Victor von Doom clashes with the forces of evil in a vain attempt to free his mother's soul from Hell. Only when Doctor Stephen Strange -- Master of the Mystic Arts and Earth's Sorcerer Supreme -- is convinced to join the fight, does the outcome have any hope of changing. But first these unlikely allies must journey to Mephisto's infernal realm ... where they find that the cost of one soul may be more than they are willing to pay!
Of all Spider-Man's many foes, the Jackal and the Hobgoblin are two of the most tenacious. Both master manipulators, they've caused Spidey pain aplenty in the past and now their shadows are again looming large! As a great evil emerges, peel back the layers of time and learn where it all began as we present the Jackal and Hobgoblin's classic first appearances, fully remastered with modern coloring!
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
A collection of the Return of Superman story line.After the death and funeral of Superman, multiple Supermen start appearing in Metropolis, all of them claiming to be the Man of Steel (well, not all of them, but we'll get to that later). There's Cyborg Superman, Superboy, Steel, and Eradicator. While the people aren't sure who is who, we quickly find out that Superboy is a clone of Superman, Steel is just a man trying to honor Metropolis's fallen hero, Eradicator is an age-old Kryptonian being sent to save the last of the Kryptonians, and Cyborg-Superman has something more sinister up his sleeve, as he works with Mongul to reshape Coast City in his image. The reader quickly comes to find out that the real Superman is back in action. After a long battle and Eradictor sacrificing himself, both Cyborg Superman and Mongul are defeated, and the real Superman reclaims his thrown. Everything is back to normal once again.
Collects West Coast Avengers (1984) #1-4, Iron Man Annual #7, Avengers (1963) #250, West Coast Avengers (1985) #1-7, Vision And The Scarlet Witch (1985) #1-2 And Wonder Man (1986) #1.Earth's Mightiest Heroes go West! When Vision creates a second squad, Hawkeye grabs the first Quinjet to California to lead the West Coast Avengers — including Mockingbird, Wonder Man, Tigra and an Iron Man or two! But will local vigilante the Shroud join the West Coasters? How about Firebird, Hank "Ant-Man" Pym and the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing?! The "Whackos" quickly make their own enemies — including the Blank, Graviton, Master Pandemonium and a villainous Goliath! Plus: Kraven the Hunter targets Tigra! Wonder Man battles Sandman! And Vision and Scarlet Witch lend a hand against the Grim Reaper and Ultron!
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster, ranging his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology graphic novel collects stories from the industry's legendary talents, including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns.
Iron Man recounts how this all started. Sometime back, Captain America had stumbled upon a hidden A.I.M. base. He was more surprised to find Mentallo, a telepath in alliance with them. Mentallo said that his mind was connected to a telepathic amplifier, and soon demonstrated its performance. He amplified his powers many times, so that he could access the mind of every person on the planet, except of course Tony Stark’s. Tony’s wrist watch protected him from the mind suction, but it also transported his mind into the telepathic maelstrom. Soon, he had a showdown with Mentallo in the telepathic plane. He revealed himself to be Iron Man, but his telepathic repulsors hurt Mentallo, thus lobotomizing him in the real world. But Iron Man was not done yet. The limited time he had access to the telepathic plane, he removed the fact that “Tony Stark is Iron Man” from the memories of all the people of the world...
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The late 1980s stories that set the stage for the epic “Death of Superman” are collected in a new hardcover Omnibus edition for the first time. These tales include appearances by Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Mongul, Mr. Mxyzptlk and more, plus the debut of the Eradicator, a key player in the post “Death of Superman” era. Collects THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #445-460, SUPERMAN #23-37, ACTION COMICS #643-646 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #2.
News photographer Phil Sheldon's back, with the man-on-the-street's perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe!
Collects Machine Man (1978) #1-19; Incredible Hulk (1968) #235-237 and material from Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #10.A military machine with a soul, a thinking computer in the form of a man — X-51 is the Machine Man! Abel Stack gave a government-created robot a human face, nurturing the man inside the machine and calling him son. But Stack's death left that son, Aaron, alone and running for his life. The military wants to strip him apart, and mankind doesn't understand him — but in exploits crafted by two of the medium's greatest talents, he'll still redefine humanity. Few comic books were lucky enough to be graced by the work of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Machine Man never saw an issue that wasn't illustrated by one of these creative titans. Now, the complete MACHINE MAN epic is collected for the first time, and in one complete volume!
Collects Avengers #263, Fantastic Four #286, X-Factor #1, and material from Classic X-Men #8 and #43.Jean Grey was touched by cosmic power, Jean Grey went insane and destroyed a world, Jean Grey sacrificed her life to save the universe...but it wasn't Jean Grey at all! Mutantkind's most remarkable resurrection, spread across three titles: Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Factor! Guest-starring the Sensational She-Hulk, the Incredible Hercules, and more!
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)