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This is the kind of boss Pabs is.

Here I am, at Comic Con, and what do I have to do?

Post Marvel Monday. On Wednesday.

And away we go! 


_*Agents of Atlas: All New Action With Golden Age Heroes*_

Secret Wars, Civil Wars, Infinity Wars…years before these events,
Marvel Comics was Atlas Comics with a wide variety of heroes spanning
several genres including science-fiction and espionage. Now, in times of
a new crisis, some of those heroes have reunited for one final mission,
in*/ Agents of Atlas #1/*.

Led by FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo, the Agents of Atlas were an odd
assemblage of heroes that rescued a kidnapped President Eisenhower
almost 50 years ago, disbanding quickly thereafter. Now, threats from
the past begin to rise again and the Agents of Atlas must band together
once more in all of their Golden Age glory.

Comprised of a spy, a spaceman, a goddess, a robot, and a gorilla, the
eccentric members of the Agents of Atlas may be the only thing that can
save a world at peril from forces that even S.H.I.E.L.D couldn’t handle.

It’s the Golden Age reborn as these classic characters from Marvel’s
past resurface to show today’s heroes how superheroing is done in*/
Agents of Atlas #1/*.

And visit the Temple of Atlas weblog for an interactive game involving
the mystery of the Agents of Atlas with exclusive content that can only
be found on Click here <> to join
other online agents in the Temple of Atlas game right now.

AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (of 6) (JUN061943)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
32 PGS./T+ …$2.99
FOC — 7/13, On Sale — 8/2/2006



* * The little comic that could has been given a second life as*/
Spider-Girl/*, which ended at the milestone 100^th issue, is now being
relaunched as the*/ Amazing Spider-Girl/*. Thanks to the most dedicated
and enthusiastic fanbase in all of comics, the adventures of Mayday
Parker will continue in*/ Amazing Spider-Girl #1/* with Spider-Girl
creator Tom DeFalco still at the healm.

But before Spider-Girl makes her stunning re-debut comes*/ Amazing
Spider-Girl #0,/* which recounts the entire history of Spider-Girl
across her previous 100 issues as well as her other MC2 Universe
appearances. It’s a 48 special that introduces May Parker to new readers
and allows her longtime fans to relive her greatest moments.

Then comes the triumphant return of Spider-Man’s daughter in*/ Amazing
Spider-Girl #1/* by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. And to celebrate her
rebirth, superstar penciler Ed McGuinness is contributing a variant
cover to this spectacular first issue.

Be here for the start of Spider-Girl’s next 100 issues in*/ Amazing
Spider-Girl #1/* and find out for yourself why Spider-Girl has the
greatest fanbase in comics.


 _*Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt Gets Premiere HC Treatment*_

One of the quintessential stories in Spider-Man’s history is getting the
Premiere HC treatment as*/ Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt Premiere HC/*
brings to readers the final grasp at revenge for Kraven the Hunter along
with 20 extra pages of new material.

Kraven the Hunter has hunted and killed every dangerous game known to
man. But the one quarry that has eluded him at every turn is Spider-Man.
Now this time, Kraven is finally going to eliminate the
wall-crawler…or die trying.

With his sanity pushed to its breaking point, Kraven actually achieves
victory over the wall-crawler by shooting him and burying him alive. But
it is Kraven’s next actions that will shock you in this definitive
Kraven tale and arguably the most popular Spider-Man story in his
fan-favorite black costume by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck.

Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt Premiere HC collects*/ Web of Spider-Man
#32-33/*,*/ Amazing Spider-Man #393-394/*, and*/ Spectacular Spider-Man
#131-132/*. Plus, this edition contains a host of extras including
original pencils of both covers and interiors by Mike Zeck.

This Premiere Hardcover is the first classic story to be released in
this treatment with high quality pages (the same used in Marvel
Masterworks) along with a limited-print, numbered variant. Associate
Editor of Special Projects Mark Beazley says, "Many of the classic
stories we’re looking to reprint are out of print or have not been given
the treatment they deserve. With these Premiere Classic HCs we’re
looking to present the definitive collection of the stories along with
as much behind the scenes extras as we can possibly dig up."

*/ Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt Premiere HC/* is your chance to relive
this psychologically gripping and frightening Spider-Man tale in an
all-new high-quality collection so be sure you don’t miss out.

Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS
Penciled by MIKE ZECK
Cover by MIKE ZECK
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
FOC — 7/20, On Sale — 8/23/2006

Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS
Penciled by MIKE ZECK
Cover by MIKE ZECK
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
FOC — 7/20, On Sale — 8/23/2006


 _*Civil War Leaves Spidey Unmasked in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11*_

As you may have heard, Spider-Man revealed his identity to the world in
the pages of Civil War. Now it’s time for bullies and enemies alike to
come-a-calling looking for Peter Parker in*/ Friendly Neighborhood
Spider-Man #11/*.

*/ Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11/* will feature the Spider-Man
Unmasked banner so everyone knows the fallout from Spidey revealing his
identity is happening here.

Flash Thompson made puny Peter Parker’s life horrible in high school.
Their relationship has been a complicated one since those days, but now
that Flash knows he is the world-famous Wall-Crawler, its time for the
ultimate showdown between Flash and Peter.

But this confrontation just may get interrupted by the movie-magic
mayhem of Mysterio who makes his triumphant return in*/ Friendly
Neighborhood Spider-Man #11/*.

This founding member of the Sinister Six rears his head again, or in
this case fish bowl, as Mysterio terrorizes Peter’s place of employment
— Midtown High School. But isn’t Mysterio supposed to be dead? Well,
mystery is in the villain’s name so you’re going to have to read to find
out, true believer.

Pick up*/ Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11/* for the start of an all
new arc that finds Flash confronting Peter and the mystifying return of

Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
FOC — 7/13, On Sale 8/2/2006


 _*New Teams on X-Men and Uncanny X-Men Are All the Rage*_

New creative teams have taken over*/ Uncanny X-Men/* and*/ X-Men/* and
the fans and critics are in agreement: X is where it’s at for great
stories and eye-popping art. */ Uncanny X-Men #475/*, by Ed Brubaker and
Billy Tan, and*/ X-Men #188/*, by Mike Carey and Chris Bachalo, have
knocked readers out with their debut issues and the reorders for both
books have been coming in at a Civil War-like pace.

Upon learning of the stellar reader reaction to*/ X-Men #188/*, Mike
Carey says, "I’ve got to admit, I was really nervous about how my first
issue was going to be received – even more nervous after Ed’s
spectacular open on Uncanny last week. You get so close to your own
stuff, you never know whether it’s any good or not: but now I can
breathe again. It’s really beyond cool that so many people have given us
this vote of confidence. Now we’re going to live up to it."

On how he feels, Ed Brubaker admits, "Overwhelmed, is how I feel. I
never imagined I’d be writing*/ Uncanny X-Men/*, even as a kid – I
wanted to pencil it once, but that’s another story — so to suddenly be
here, and getting such a great response from both fans and retailers is
really humbling. And seeing how much people are digging Billy’s art is a
real bonus. I think Billy will go down as one of the classic X artists
by the end of this arc, because all the stuff I’ve seen from upcoming
issues looks even better. We’ve only scratched the surface of this
story, and I can guarantee you, no one sees what’s coming up, especially
not the X-Men."

The critical acclaim has been non-stop for both X-books.

Dave Farabee of Ain’t It Cool News reviewed*/ Uncanny X-Men #475/* and
says, "This old school X-fan is willing to admit Marvel’s mutants still
offer a special appeal when done right. Brubaker…he’s doing ’em right."

Dexter K. Flowers of’s Uncanny X-Men #475 review
says, "Like Steve McNiven on*/ Civil War/*, Billy Tan has taken this
opportunity to up his game, and after one issue he’s running with it
like Quicksilver would if he still had super-speed. You name it, Tan
pulls it off in this issue with style and panache…This first chapter
looks like the*/ Uncanny X-Men/* story we’ve been waiting for."

Marvel has also announced that both the "Supernovas" and "The Rise and
Fall of the Shi’Ar Empire" story arcs will not be collected until after
their conclusion. Both the Uncanny X-Men and X-Men story arcs will be
collected in an oversized hardcover first featuring all twelve issues of
each arc.

The new X-writers are also creating waves in other areas of the Marvel
Universe as Mike Carey is going to be taking over*/ Ultimate Fantastic
Four/* with issue #33 and Ed Brubaker is currently writing*/ Captain
America/* (last year’s Wizard book of the year) and the critically
acclaimed*/ Daredevil/*. Buckle up for a year of fantastic X-stories
from these two expanding writers with art by the spectacular Billy Tan
and Chris Bachalo. Just check out these preview pages from*/ Uncanny
X-Men #476/* and*/ X-Men #189/* for further proof.

X-MEN #190 (JUN062001)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
FOC — 8/3, On Sale — 8/23/2006

UNCANNY X-MEN #477 (JUN061997)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC — 7/13, On Sale — 8/2/2006


 _*Spider-Man Family*:* Spider-Man’s Amazing Friends*_

Eisner award winner Sean McKeever brings you an all new feature length
tale teaming Spider-Man with Iceman and Firestar. Fans of the 80’s are
sure to have fond memories of this trio. Spider-Man tries his luck as
matchmaker and sets up his two superhero friends on a date and the
results are… well, what happens when you mix fire and ice? Plus, an
all-new Mini Marvels tale written by Sean McKeever!

The first Spider-Man Family One-shot was such a success that another
issue had to follow. And there’s even more on the horizon.

Also in this 104 page monster are reprints of*/ Untold Tales of
Spider-Man #2/*,*/ Spider-Man 2099 #2/*, and the classic "Hydra and Go
Seek" story from*/ Untold Tales of Spider-Man #-1. /*

*/ Spider-Man Family/*:*/ Spider-Man’s Amazing Friends/* is filled to
the brim with great Spider-Man tales that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Join the family and pick up this jam-packed Spidey Special.

Pencils & Cover by PAT OLLIFFE
104 PGS./ALL AGES …$4.99
FOC — 7/20, On Sale — 8/9/2006


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