Best of
Marvel

2011

Uncanny X-Force, Volume 1: The Apocalypse Solution


Rick Remender - 2011
    A secret society has resurrected En Sabah Nur, putting into motion events that will turn this age of heroes into an Age of Apocalypse! To hold them back, Wolverine and Archangel bring together Fantomex, Deadpool, and Psylocke to form The Uncanny X-Force! Stained by their history, they are the only ones capable of making the hard resolutions necessary. A band of likeminded friends and mercenaries set to one purpose, one big ugly task--kill Apocalypse by any means.Collecting: Uncanny X-Force 1-4, & material from Wolverine: Road to Hell, All-New Wolverine Saga

Fantastic Four, Volume 4


Jonathan Hickman - 2011
    Now joined by artist Steve Epting (Captain America), Jonathan Hichman's tenure on Fantastic Four hits critical mass with"Three!" The War of Four Cities has begun, and when it's run its course, one member of the Fantastic Four will have breathed their last! Change is in the air as the World's Greatest Comic Magazine lives up to its motto!Collecting: Fantastic Four 583-588.

Spider-Man: Blue


Jeph Loeb - 2011
    This is the story of how they fell in love. Or more appropriately, how they almost didn't fall in love. Welcome to Spider-Man's life. Bad before good. It's kind of amazing. So to get the girl of his dreams, he'll have to run the gauntlet of the Green Goblin, the Rhino, two Vultures and a mysterious man in the shadows controlling it all. Join the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Superman for All Seasons, Batman: The Long Halloween, Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray) in the story about Peter Parker's first love, Gwen Stacy. Highlighted by the introduction of Mary Jane Watson, it is a critical moment in Spider-Man's life when everything was just coming together... ...only to fall apart. Collecting SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #1-6.

Journey into Mystery: Fear Itself


Kieron Gillen - 2011
    There he hopes to best the Serpent's devious machinations and undermine the god of fear's plan for world domination. But ever the trickster, when it comes to Loki, nothing is as it seems!COLLECTING: Journey into Mystery 622-626, Thor Spotlight , Fear Itself Spotlight

The Thanos Imperative


Dan Abnett - 2011
    Thanos is back! A war has ignited which will combine the galaxy's most dedicated warriors with a collection of heroes that you never saw coming! It's a battle that will span the cosmos, deliver major shocks, and will prove to you why "Ain't It Cool News" raves that Abnett and Lanning consistently deliver "terrific action, interesting character development, and some pretty good jokes all rolled into one amazing package".Collecting: The Thanos Imperative 1-6, Ignition; Thanos Sourcebook

Captain America Lives! Omnibus


Ed Brubaker - 2011
    Or is what they found something more sinister? The Red Skull's greatest plan to destroy Captain America has been in motion and its completion is almost at hand. Will Captain America be lost forever or will he be Reborn?Collecting: Captain America 43-50, 600-601; Captain America: Reborn 1-5, Prologue

Captain America & Thor: Avengers! #1


Fred Van Lente - 2011
    Thor and Captain America hit the big screen this summer, but their adventures don't end there! Enjoy two whole new stories starring Thor, Cap, and all your favorite characters from the films!

Venom


Rick Remender - 2011
    military...and with a familiar face from Spider-Man's world inside the suit, the government's own personal Spidey is going into action as one of the nation's top covert agents in hostile territory!Collecting: Venom 1-4

Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption


Jason Aaron - 2011
    Thrill as the Merc with a Mouth squares off against probe-happy aliens, trigger-happy mimes and one seriously unhappy fanman.Collecting: Deadpool 900, 1000

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man


Brian Michael Bendis - 2011
    Under his pen, the neophyte Spider-Man blossomed from an awkward and gangly schoolboy into a tried-and-true hero, an inspiration to a world of ultimate wonder. But all stories must come to an end. And as shadows gather, villains plot and heroes clash, Peter's final story will unfold. It's the death of Spider-Man - and the ending will shock you.Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 15, 150-160; Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates 1-6; & Ultimate Comics Fallout 1-6

Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo: Ultimate Collection, Book 2


Mark Waid - 2011
    Doom wants to destroy the Fantastic Four once and for all, and what he'll do to achieve victory is unthinkable! When Doom balances his technological power with new magic, he strikes at his greatest enemies in new ways! Franklin, sent to hell! The Thing, beaten nearly to death! Valeria's first word: DOOM! And Reed, fresh out of ideas! Life for the FF will never be the same after this! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #67-70, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #500-502 and material from the #500 DIRECTOR'S CUT

Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato: Ultimate Collection


Warren Ellis - 2011
    Their earnest attempts to regain the faith of the people have only made them slow progress toward that goal, and r has always been an elusive prize. But now, in the aftermath of Civil War, the tables have turned: It's time for the Thunderbolts to inflict a little justice on America. At a time when the country has lost faith in its heroes, it is ready to put its faith in monsters. Now is the time for the Thunderbolts! Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato's modern masterpiece challenges readers with a thought-provoking story that offers a steady stream of explosive action!Collecting: Thunderbolts 110-121 & material from Civil War: The Initiative

Dark Avengers: Omnibus


Brian Michael Bendis - 2011
    Marvel, Hawkeye...You know them, you love them! They're your Avengers, and they are here to protect you! Except...things are not how they appear. With the real Avengers underground, who are these Avengers that look like them, and why have they been assembled? The Dark Reign has begun, and Dark Avengers are at the epicenter of Norman Osborn's insane plans for the Marvel Universe!Collecting: Dark Avengers 1-12, 13-16, Annual; Dark Reign: The List Avengers

Wolverine by Greg Rucka: Ultimate Collection


Greg Rucka - 2011
    And see Logan do what he does best against his archenemy, Sabretooth! Plus: the unsettling threats of Cry and Vapor! Guest-starring Nightcrawler!Collecting: Wolverine 1-19

The Art of Thor


Matthew K. Manning - 2011
    Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and starring Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek), Natalie Portman (Star Wars) and Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), THOR promises to be one of 2011's biggest blockbusters, continuing the story set up in IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2 and THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and leading into THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS.

Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus


Jack Kirby - 2011
    It's Jack Kirby at his finest in some of the kookiest Cap stories of all-time! Captain America and the Falcon face racism and government corruption with fists and shields raised! The deadly Secret Empire has infiltrated American society and plans to drive the entire country into war with their madness-inducing Madbomb!Collecting:: Captain America 193-214, Annual 3-4; Captain America's Bicentennial Battles

Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1


Stan Lee - 2011
    and Sharon Carter!Collecting: Captain America 114-148

The Incredible Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 8


Peter David - 2011
    Peter David continues his legendary run! The situation in Trans-Sabal may lead to nuclear disaster, and the Hulk, the Pantheon and X-Factor are at war among themselves to stop it! And in Vegas, the Hulk takes on the Punisher! Rick Jones tracks down his mother for the first time, and things don't go well! And the Hulk gets revenge on the Russian spy who caused the Gamma explosion way back in HULK #1! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #390-396 and material from ANNUAL #18, and X-FACTOR (1986) #76.

X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Prelude


Scott Lobdell - 2011
    Sabretooth; the beginning of Archangel and Psylocke's relationship; and Mystique, bent on revenge! Witness the final moments in the lives of the X-Men before their world changes forever!

The Art of Captain America: The First Avenger


Matthew K. Manning - 2011
    Directed by Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park 3) and starring Chris Evans (Fantastic Four), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Lord of the Rings) and Academy Award Winner Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive), CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER promises to be one of 2011's biggest blockbusters, continuing the story set up in IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, THE INCREDIBLE HULK and THOR, and leading into summer 2012's THE AVENGERS.

Avengers: Official Index to the Marvel Universe


Marvel Comics - 2011
    Starting from the story that assembled them, the Index chronicles every issue of Avengers Vols. 1-3, Brian Michael Bendis' acclaimed New Avengers and more - covering more than 600 issues in loving detail with synopses, character breakdowns and fascinating trivia.

Marvel Firsts: The 1960s


Stan Lee - 2011
    Strange, Nick Fury, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Daredevil, the X-Men, the Avengers and the Defenders! And witness the unlikely solo breakouts of the Human Torch, Red Wolf, Dr. Doom, the Silver Surfer, the Black Widow and more! Collecting RAWHIDE KID (1955) #17; material from AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) #1; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1; material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #27, #51 and #70; INCREDIBLE HULK (1962) #1; material from AMAZING FANTASY #15; material from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83; material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #101, #110 and #135; TWO-GUN KID #60; material from TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #39, #49 and #59; SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #1; AVENGERS (1963) #1; X-MEN (1963) #1; DAREDEVIL (1964) #1; GHOST RIDER (1967) #1; MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #12 and #19-20, CAPTAIN SAVAGE #1; and material from SILVER SURFER (1968) #1.

Modern Marvels - Viktoriana


Wayne Reinagel - 2011
    † † † † †Also starring: Countess Elizabeth Báthory aka The Blood Countess, Varney the Vampire, progenitor of the undead species, & Aleister Crowley, The Great Beast. And Special Guest Star: Count Vlad Dracula, the Prince of Darkness & Lord of the Vampires. † † † † †Paranormal investigators and adventurers.† † † † †Archaeologists of history.† † † † †Vampire slayers!!

Chaos War


Astolat - 2011
    Probably he didn't think anyone from Asgard would be wasting their time hunting for him while the shining ones churned their way steadily through all the realm.Words:34203 completeArt by: yue_ix

The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Vol. 1


Stan Lee - 2011
    Donald Blake happened upon a secret chamber and inside it found a strange, gnarled cane. Upon striking the cane a shower of lightning rained down and the hobbled doctor found himself transformed into the Mighty Thor, God of Thunder and champion of Asgard! Collecting: Journey Into Mystery #83-120, Annual #1

New Warriors Classic - Volume 3


Fabian Nicieza - 2011
    The New Warriors have barely had time to get used to being a team, but the threats don't stop coming! The Sphinx rewrites reality in his image! The Hate-Monger sets out to corrupt humanity! Terrax wants to destroy the planet! And Psionex seeks revenge! Good thing the young heroes have friends like Namor, the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer and the Avengers! Collecting NEW WARRIORS (1990) #11-17 and AVENGERS (1963) #341-342.

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Omnibus, Vol. 1


Jason Aaron - 2011
    Now, writer Jason Aaron's (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) entire character-defining run leading to "Wolverine Goes to Hell" is collected in one massive, bone-shattering volume. Joined by some of comics' top artists, Aaron pits Wolverine against a platoon of Adamantium-enhanced mercenaries, super-powered kung-fu gangsters, time-traveling reanimated killers and - in a brutal, no-holds-barred battle that may destroy them both - Mystique. Collecting WOLVERINE (2003) #56 and #62-65; WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1-4; WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #1-16; DARK REIGN: THE LIST - WOLVERINE; and material from WOLVERINE (2003) #73-74, DARK X-MEN: THE BEGINNING #3 and WOLVERINE (1988) #175.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade - Young Avengers #1


Allan Heinberg - 2011
    The future of these new Avengers is deeply rooted in the untold story of the Young Avengers very first adventure, before the events of YOUNG AVENGERS #1.? The past and the future collide and the secrets of the Children?s Crusade are revealed!

X-Men: Alpha Flight


Chris Claremont - 2011
    Guardian), to the public debut of Canada's premier super-team, to a savage showdown with the wicked Wendigo!Collects X-Men (1963) #109, #120-121 and #139-140; X-Men And Alpha Flight (1985) #1-2; and X-Men/Alpha Flight (1998) #1-2.

Civil War: X-Men


Marc Guggenheim - 2011
    As Civil War wages on, the X-Men aren't about to be left out! Wolverine hunts Nitro but comes to blows with the Sentry, SHIELD and Namor the Sub-Mariner! X-Factor takes a surprising stand against registration! Deadpool signs on with the government! Collecting: Wolverine #42-48, X-Factor #8-9, Cable & Deadpool #30-32, Civil War: X-Men #1-4, Blade #5, Civil War Files, Civil War: Battle Damage Report

The 'Nam Vol. 3 (The 'Nam (1986-1990))


Doug Murray - 2011
    Meanwhile, back in the World, Sen. Robert Kennedy has an important day of his own. New soldiers enter the war, and old ones leave it - and there are too many bad ways to leave a war. Plus: The battle lines get even blurrier as enemies display their humanity, and soldiers show their darker sides. Includes rarely seen stories from Marvel's black-and-white magazines.

X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus, Vol. 1


Chris Claremont - 2011
    What happens when you combine an industry veteran at the top of his game with a hot, up-and-coming young artist, and let them loose on Marvel's mightiest mutants? You get a fan-favorite, multi-year X-Men run unequaled in style, pizzazz and wall-to-wall action! It's Chris Claremont's most ambitious story arc ever, featuring Jim Lee's dynamic debut issues and major changes to the X-Men's status quo! Jubilee debuts just as the X-Men disband, granted new lives by the Siege Perilous! The Reavers enact gruesome revenge on Wolverine and decimate MuirIsland, while Psylocke is transformed into a ninja! The Shadow King makes his play for Storm, culminating in the action-packed introduction of Gambit! Wolverine's hidden past with Captain America and the Black Widow is revealed! And this is just the first volume! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #244-269, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #13 and CLASSIC X-MEN #39.

The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus by David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane


David Michelinie - 2011
    Whether clad in blue and red or black, or possessing spider-powers or cosmic ones, Spider-Man stands ready to face any threat! And the threats have never been greater! From his own foes - Venom, Mysterio, the Scorpion and more - to newcomers to his friendly neighborhood like Sabretooth, the Taskmaster, Magneto and the Sentinels, Spidey sure has his hands full! Good thing he's got Mary Jane, Captain America, the Black Cat and the Hulk around to lend a hand! Featuring the pulse-pounding prose of longtime IRON MAN scribe David Michelinie and the groundbreaking artistry of the legendary Todd McFarlane! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #296-329 and material from SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #10.

Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo: Ultimate Collection, Book 3


Mark Waid - 2011
    Doom nor Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. can stop them! And when their actions lead to the death of one of their own, the First Family storms the gates of Heaven to save their teammate! Plus: Spider-Man and the Human Torch against Hydro-Man! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #503-513.

Taskmaster: Unthinkable


Fred Van Lente - 2011
    So when the rumor starts that he's turned traitor and now works for Steve Rogers, a billion-dollar bounty is put on his head, and every cadre of costumed fanatics looks to collect. Now Taskmaster has to fight hordes upon hordes of his psychopathic students while at the same time figuring out who framed him. Collecting: Taskmaster #1-4

Semaphore


DevilDoll - 2011
    You’re just making it very hard."Words:40040 completeCover by Amezri

Secrets of a Successful Marriage


valtyr - 2011
    But his loving husband Steve has a few secrets of his own, as Tony is about to discover.Words:24118 complete

Journey Into Mystery #626.1


Robert Rodi - 2011
    Desperate, Loki eavesdrops on all of the Asgardians' private thoughts, but what he learns may just cost him his life!

Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo: Ultimate Collection, Book 1


Mark Waid - 2011
    Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo take the reins of Fantastic Four and deliver some of the most daring and humorous adventures these heroes have ever seen! Giant bugs! Living equations! Johnny Storm, CEO! Exploding unstable molecules! The secret behind the Yancy Street Gang! And witness the antics between the Thing and the Human Torch heat up like never before! Prepare to laugh and cheer at once!

Marvelous Myths: Marvel Superheroes and Everyday Faith


Russell W. Dalton - 2011
    Then, writer Stan Lee and artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko created a group of superheroes who revolutionized comics. These heroes, including The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-man, The X-men, Iron Man, Captain America and others, were not perfect heroes who lived in a perfect world, but fallible people with physical ailments and personal problems like our own. While the authors and artists who created them did not intend to write explicitly religious stories, their tales of imperfect heroes who try to do the right thing despite the many challenges they face provide us with the opportunity to reflect on our own faith journeys as we strive to live heroic lives in the real world. Each chapter reflects on the heroes most famous adventures and discusses the ways in which we are called to overcome many of the same types of obstacles they face as we strive to carry out the ministries to which God calls us. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or group study.

Engaging the Enemy


tsukinofaerii - 2011
    As Steve starts to findout more and more about him, the lines between hero and villain begin to blur. Sometimes, you don't have to be on the right side of the law to be in the right.Art credit: whipbogardWords:22823 complete

Captain America: The First Avenger (Movie Junior Novel)


Elizabeth Rudnick - 2011
    Aided by his comrade-in-arms Bucky and armed with his trusty shield, Captain America fights to protect the world from the ruthless Red Skull's attempts at domination.

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1


Jonathan Hickman - 2011
    As they struggle to find their place in the world, the The Ultimates face game-changing threats even they can't handle. And with the heart of the team missing in action, the country's last stand of defense may be on its last legs.

X-Men: Schism #1


Jason Aaron - 2011
    Now, when the X-Men need one another more than ever, a split among their ranks threatens to tear the mutant team in two. Teammates will become enemies in SCHISM!

Thor: Son of Asgard: The Warriors Teen


Akira Yoshida - 2011
    Along with his two closest friends, Balder and Sif, the young prince is about to embark upon an incredible, epic quest to prove his worthiness!Journey across time and space to discover the God of Thunder's earliest tales. Challenged by Odin to gather four magical elements, Thor and his companions face a multitude of dangers as they travel across the mystical land of Asgard. Along with Giant Dragons, Rock Trolls and Ice Demons, the trio must also battle the evil Queen Karnilla, who is determined to put a stop to their mission any way she can! Plus, discover more classic tales of Norse mythology retold by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in their own inimitable style. Get ready for a blast of action-packed Asgardian adventure filled with magic and myth in the mighty Marvel manner!Reprints Thor: Son of Asgard #1 to #6 and recoloured versions of the "Tales of Asgard" stories from Journey into Mystery #97 to #103

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Venus, Vol. 1


George Klein - 2011
    As seen in Agents of Atlas! She's the goddess of love, the ruler of romance, the original queen of hearts: Venus! In 1948, she descended to Earth to spread, protect and experience love--and those adventures are collected here for the first time! Conspiring co-workers, doubtful doctors and quarreling couples keep her busy for a while--but there's a quick shift in mood and genre when Marvel's best-known god of evil decides all this love means it's time to give hate a chance, on Earth AND in the heavens!

Marvel Adventures Avengers: Hulk


Paul Tobin - 2011
    First, find out why Thor and Valkyrie travel to Asgard with Nova, the Human Rocket? What is the dreadful mission, and will their combined might be enough to complete it? Next, the Thunder God teams up with Spider-Man to battle Krillk the Conqueror Then watch as Captain America conducts a routine investigation of stolen plutonium that quickly escalates into a battle against genetically modified cavemen.