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FIRST LOOK: May 2009 Bonus Previews

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HALO: UPRISING HC Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by ALEX MALEEV Cover by ALEX MALEEV The Eisner Award-winning team of superscribe Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Alex Maleev unleash an epic story of mankind's struggle against the alien threat of the Covenant. Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, the must-read saga reveals how the Master Chief, while onboard a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Intertwined with Master Chief's interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city's rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives' collision and shared fate, and the Convenant's hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Journey into the Halo universe! Collecting HALO: UPRISING #1-4 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HALO. 168 PGS./17 & Up …$24.99 This comic is based on a Mature-rated video game. ©2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, the Microsoft Game Studios logo, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Bungie and the Bungie logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bungie, LLC. PRIDE & PREJUDICE #2 (of 5) Written by NANCY BUTLER Penciled by HUGO PETRUS Cover by DENNIS CALERO Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. Two-time RITA award winner and multiple RT Reviewer's Choice winner Nancy Butler and artist Hugo Petrus continue their adaptation of one of the greatest romantic comedies ever told! In this issue: What is UP with that Darcy guy? Dude's just being a jerk. Forget it, Lizzy, better to spend time with the cute military man that just rode into town… 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 THE TROJAN WAR #1 (of 5) Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA Cover by DENNIS CALERO Based on the Epic Cycle and other ancient sources. This is the tale not told in The Iliad and The Odyssey of Zeus' plans with Themis, the god of justice, to bring about the Trojan War to kill off an excess of mankind. This is a fascinating exploration of the very roots of the most famous conflict in antiquity. Brought to you by the lauded team of Roy Thomas scripter and Miguel Sepulveda responsible for the recent Illustrated adaptation of The Iliad. This is the invaluable companion piece to those aforementioned twin pillars of Greek literature that have withstood the test of ages. Don't miss this first issue! 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99 THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #6 (of 8) Written by ERIC SHANOWER Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG Now that the Wicked Witch is dead, Dorothy possesses the Witch's magic—including the Winged Monkeys. But how did the Winged Monkeys first become magical slaves? The answer involves a powerful sorceress's love for a mortal boy and her eternal revenge for a practical joke. Then discover the dreadful truth of the Wizard of Oz's secret identity. All Dorothy's hopes of returning home teeter on the brink of annihilation. 32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #51 Written by PAUL BENJAMIN Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN Think Spidey's the only guy that can stick to stuff? Meet PASTE POT PETE!!! God of glue! Advocate of adhesive! Will he turn the Wallcrawler into the Wallstucker? 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #11 Written by LOUISE SIMONSON Penciled by JON BURAN Cover by TOM GRUMMETT Thunder gods! Lying gods! Father gods! Giant nasty monster dudes bigger than skyscrapers! Join comic legend LOUISE "WEEZY" SIMONSON as she presents another epic tale featuring THOR, god of thunder!!!! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #36 Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI Cover by IG GUARA BLOCKHEAD PARTY: When the Avengers take some time out of their busy schedules to attend a neighborhood block party / flea market, Tigra discovers a magic necklace and accidentally unleashes an ancient genie that has two goals in mind: giving Tigra her requisite three wishes, and seeking terrible vengeance on the "dire villain" who trapped him in the lamp... a certain ever lovin' blue eyed Thing! Can Tigra simply WISH this problem away? You'd think so, but magic wishes sure do have their way of back-firing! It's a supernatural battle royale, guest-starring the Thing! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99 MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #2 Written by MARC SUMERAK Penciled by SANFORD GREENE Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #2 MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #20 MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #2 72 PGS./All Ages …$5.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #48 Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by DAVID HAHN & COLLEEN COOVER Cover by ROGER CRUZ MOVING DAY: All good things must eventually end. Sure, our universe had some great times, but all shows must close, and the Fantastic Four are summoned to the Ends of Time to help one of the show's brightest stars pack up for the long sleep until the next universe is born. That's right: Galactus has survived one Big Bang, and is making plans to pull off the same trick! But what does a guy like Galactus pack for this journey, and why does he need the help of the Fantastic Four? Plus, artist Colleen Coover brings you Sue Storm's essay, "The Importance of Being Invisible!" 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99 SECRET INVASION CHRONICLES #3 (of 9) SECRET INVASION #2 NEW AVENGERS #41 NEW AVENGERS #43 72 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99 Check out the official Marvel Shop for your favorite Marvel Heroes! Download episodes of "X-Men: Evolution" now on iTunes!

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