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Make It A Marvel-Ous Summer With Our All-American Recommended Reading!

Kick back and relax for the summer with these can't-miss Marvel collections!



The summer is upon us and we know you're out there relaxing on the beach, stylin' & profilin', kicking back under the sun, and the only thing you're missing is…an action-packed Marvel Comic! Marvel is pleased to announce our All-American Recommended Reading! If you missed Ed Brubaker's Earth-shattering and critically acclaimed CAPTAIN AMERICA series, jump aboard with the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1! Don't miss FALLEN SON HC, as the rest of Marvel Universe reacts to the death of Steve Rogers! If you're anxious to see the origin of the first Captain America, check out CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE TRUTH HC. Speaking of exciting American icons, who is this American Dream? Unravel the mysteries of this intriguing heroine in AMERICAN DREAM: BEYOND COURAGE! In case you didn't get a chance to dive into one of Marvel's landmark epics, be sure to check out the explosive EARTH X! How about making it an Ultimate summer this year? For fans that haven't experienced the groundbreaking Ultimate Universe, run to the local comic shop and pick up the ULTIMATES OMNIBUS by acclaimed scribe Mark Millar & artist Bryan Hitch! Want a different take on your favorite heroes? Catch the enthralling tales of Marvel 1602, a reality in which our heroes are 400 years too early! Never got to see the greatest threat to ever face the Marvel Universe? Don't miss ONSLAUGHT REBORN, the story of the unimaginable evil that was Onslaught returning to finish off the heroes of our world! Want an early glimpse into the future of Avenging? Pick up YOUNG AVENGERS HC and see the heroes of tomorrow kick some ass today! Duck on the menu, anyone? That's right, the fast-talking, wise-cracking punk known as Howard the Duck is available in the compelling HOWARD THE DUCK OMNIBUS! Plus, don't miss the ground-breaking, award-winning Kung-Fu epic in IMMORTAL IRON FIST BY MATT FRACTION & ED BRUBAKER OMNIBUS HC! Check out the All-American Recommended Reading from Marvel—summer doesn't get any hotter than this! CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 – THE DEATH OF THE DREAM TPB (APR082360) Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS Rated T …$14.99 ON-SALE NOW! CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE TRUTH PREMIERE HC (NOV082450) Written by ROBERT MORALES Penciled by KYLE BAKER Cover by KYLE BAKER Parental Advisory …$24.99 ON-SALE NOW! HEROES REBORN: CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB (SEP062174) Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by Rob Liefeld Rated A …$29.99 ON-SALE NOW! AMERICAN DREAM: BEYOND COURAGE TPB (AUG082463) Written by Tom DeFalco Penciled by Todd Nauck Rated A …$14.99 ON-SALE NOW! IMMORTAL IRON FIST BY MATT FRACTION & ED BRUBAKER OMNIBUS HC (JAN092560) Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION Penciled by DAVID AJA, TRAVEL FOREMAN, SAL BUSCEMA, RUSS HEATH, JOHN SEVERIN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DAN BRERETON, TONCI ZONJIC, JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC, KANO, KHARI EVANS, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, NICK DRAGOTTA, MIKE AND LAURA ALLRED, MITCH BREITWEISER & LEWIS LAROSA Cover by DAVID AJA Rated T+ …$74.99 ON-SALE 6/10/09! FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HC (APR090560) Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by JOHN CASSADAY, DAVID FINCH, ED MCGUINNESS, JOHN ROMITA JR. & LEINIL FRANCIS YU All New Cover by ED MCGUINESS Rated T+…$29.99 On-Sale—6/24/09 EARTH X TPB (MAR062160) Written by ALEX ROSS, JIM KRUEGER Penciled by JOHN PAUL LEON Rated T+ …$29.99 ON-SALE NOW! MARVEL 1602 TPB (NOV058206) Written by NEIL GAIMAN Penciled by ANDY KUBERT Rated T+ …$19.99 ON-SALE NOW! ULTIMATE ORIGINS PREMIERE HC (OCT082499) Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by BUTCH GUICE Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO & MICHAEL TURNER Rated T+…$24.99 ON-SALE NOW! ULTIMATES BY MARK MILLAR & BRYAN HITCH OMNIBUS HC (JAN092559) Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by BRYAN HITCH & STEVE DILLON Cover by BRYAN HITCH Parental Advisory…$99.99 ON-SALE NOW! ULTIMATES 3: WHO KILLED THE SCARLET WITCH? TPB (FEB092633) Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER Cover by JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER Parental Advisory … $19.99 ON-SALE NOW! ONSLAUGHT REBORN TPB (OCT082531) Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by ROB LIEFELD Rated T+ …$14.99 ON-SALE NOW! YOUNG AVENGERS HC (NOV072209) Written by ALLAN HEINBERG Penciled by JIM CHEUNG & ANDREA DIVITO Cover by JIM CHEUNG RATED T+ ...$29.99 ON-SALE NOW! HOWARD THE DUCK OMNIBUS (DEC072241) Written by STEVE GERBER Penciled by GENE COLAN, JOHN BUSCEMA, FRANK BRUNNER, VAL MAYERIK, CARMINE INFANTINO Rated T+ …$99.99 ON-SALE NOW! To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit Download episodes of "X-Men: Evolution" and "Wolverine and the X-Men" now on iTunes! Not a subscriber to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited yet? Join now! Check out the official Marvel Shop for the best mighty Marvel merchandise!
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Hey yo' what's up with excluding the X-men collections from the Marvel reading chronology 2009 free comic that's in comic stores right now. It's seems like a Avengers centric TPB or HC list with Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, and the Punisher thrown in for alphabetical consistency leaving out Ghost Rider, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, the Cosmic line of books, and of course the X-men and related books.


Truth"'s Cap isn't the first one. Steve Rogers was the first Cap. "Black Cap" was an attempt to recreate Rogers' super soldier serum. If he'd been the first, it really would have cheapened Cap's origin, wouldn't it? (If you've read the comic, you'd know why--they kill off a ton of blacks after doping them with the serum. Yeah, it's bad.)Speaking of which, I sure hope you guys aren't trying to imply that Bradley (Black Cap) will be the Cap in the movie... I don't think people in the 40s would've accepted that. Modern heroes, I'm down with changing their race (a la Nick Fury--Samuel L Jackson=awesome). A man out of time... not so much.