Marvel Comics has some of the most popular comic book events and best selling trade paperbacks and hardcovers in the comic book industry. Here is a small sampling of the books you can browse at The Book Review. And, as always, if you are interested in a trade paperback that you don't find on the shelves, let us know and we'll get it in stock for you!
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen Kings Roland an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic. Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Rolands past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert, Robin Furth (author of Stephen Kings The Dark Tower: A Concordance), and scripted by New York Times Bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Rolands origins the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature! Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7.
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures Vol. 1
New York Times bestselling author Laurell. K. Hamilton offers readers a brand-new experience in the world of Anita Blake! Fusing mythology, werewolves and vampires with a story loaded with mystery, action and romance, the Anita Blake novels take place in a world where vampires, werewolves and other creatures of nightmare have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an animator a profession that involves raising the dead for a living. She is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she moonlights by investigating cases that are far too much for conventional police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters in her hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself the source of her unusual strength and power. As a special treat, Anita Blake fans will also discover an original side story featuring Anita and Dolph, by Laurell. K. Hamilton. Collecting ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #1-6.
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.
It first came from the skies -- a horrific virus that turned nearly every man, woman and child on Earth into undead zombies. Even Marvels greatest heroes -- including Captain America, Spider-Man and the Hulk -- have succumbed, driven only by one mindless goal: to feed on human flesh. But with only a small number of survivors remaining against this unstoppable tide of hunger, what happens when the zombies finally run out of humans to eat?! Comic-book fans devoted enough to read only Marvel titles have long been dubbed Marvel Zombies, but even the most passionate reader could not have predicted the astounding success of this series. Writer Robert Kirkman, known for his best-selling horror series The Walking Dead, crafts a shocking, spellbinding tale of a Marvel Universe infected by a worldwide zombie plague. Veteran artist Sean Phillips fleshes out Kirkmans tale, ably transforming once-familiar Marvel heroes into disturbing visions of decaying flesh and rotting bones. Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES #1-5.
Marvel Adventures Iron Man Vol. 1: Heart of Steel
The Armored Avenger blasts into the newest title in the critically-acclaimed, best-selling Marvel Adventures line! Who is Iron Man, the world-renowned symbol of mega-conglomerate Stark International? And what terrible secret from his past forces billionaire inventor Tony Stark to become the Golden Guardian? Find out here! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #1-4.
Hulk: World War Hulk
An epic story of anger unbound! 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 the 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. Collecting WORLD WAR HULK #1-5.
Marvel Zombies/ Army of Darkness
This is it true believers, the cross-over of the century begins here! The Marvel Zombies come face-to-face with Dynamite Entertainment's Ash from the Army of Darkness! Ash has faced legions of the undead before, but never like this...as he lands in the heart of New York just as the Zombie outbreak begins! See how his actions help turn more heroes and villains into Zombies! Under the watchful eye of Marvel Zombie guru Robert Kirkman, this might just be the comic event of 2007! Plus: Classic "homage" covers from painter Arthur Suydam! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #1-5.
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1
This hardcover collects ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED and ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 2: DANGEROUS, plus extras. In GIFTED, Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the "mutant cure" reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally and some unexpected adversaries tipping the scales! In DANGEROUS, a tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected and no, it's not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can't even depend on themselves? Collects ASTONISHING X-MEN #1-12.
Halo: The Graphic Novel
Bungie Studios, part of Microsoft Game Studios, has joined forces with Marvel Comics to release a highly-anticipated graphic novel inspired by one of the most popular franchises in the history of the video game industry.
The Halo Graphic Novel (HGN) brings the Halo universe to life for the first time in the sequential art medium. The HGN is a 128-page, full color, high quality, jacketed, hardcover graphic novel. It features an anthology of original stories, including one lengthy story, and three shorter tales.
Captain America: The Death of Captain America Vol. 1
The quintessential American super hero is dead. -- U.S. News & World Report
Leaping from the final pages of CIVIL WAR, this is the biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell guaranteed to stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe! As repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #25-30.
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1: Power & Responsibility
High school student Peter Parker finds himself the recipient of strange and amazing powers. Bullied by his classmates and targeted by the deadly Green Goblin, he learns that with great power, there must also come great responsibility.
Ultimates Vol. 1
A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan. Mutants are attacking the White House. Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of his own superhumans. Backed by a billion-dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle with the Hulk, will they implode under the weight of their internal conflicts? Rising above their own agendas, the Ultimates forge ahead with the introduction of new allies and face a major global threat.
Collects THE ULTIMATES VOL. 1: SUPER-HUMAN and THE ULTIMATES VOL. 2: HOMELAND SECURITY.
PLUS: A hefty helping of DVD-Style extras!
House of M
The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers! You know how sometimes you hear the phrase: AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN? Well, this time believe it, buster! NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! Collects HOUSE OF M #1-8, THE PULSE SPECIAL EDITION and the SECRETS OF THE HOUSE OF M handbook plus all-new extras handpicked by Brian Michael Bendis.
Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt
Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Zeck craft the ultimate tale of revenge in this groundbreaking and legendary collection! 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. And to prove that he is the hero's master, he will pull on his costume and become him...after he shoots and buries him six feet under! Collecting WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #32-33, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #393-394 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #131-132.
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Vol. 10: Doomed If You Don't
All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits! Featuring Devil Dinosaur, Collector, Moondragon and Doctor Doom! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #41-44.
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